Tips to treat bad breath

Bad breath isn’t just anti-social, it’s our mouth’s way of telling us that we aren’t taking care of our teeth and gums. Realising that you have bad breath is a good reason to start taking oral hygiene seriously- and no- mints and chewing gum won’t hack it.

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So if you are worried about bad breath we have prepared some quick and simple ways for you to tackle bad breath.

Good oral hygiene
Ensure you are brushing for at least three minutes twice a day. We recommend an electric toothbrush such as Phillips Sonicare to remove all the build up of bacteria. Flossing twice a day is essential as this can remove pieces of trapped food leading to odours

Regular dental checks and cleans
Fight bad breath by keeping up to date with your regular dental appointments and cleans as this is one of the surest ways to prevent bad breath. A deep clean will remove any remnants of food and bacteria from places which are difficult to reach with even the best flossing techniques.

Drink and chew
Drinking water regularly can keep your mouth moist. Equally, chewing (sugarless) gum will stimulate the production of saliva which will help wash away any nasty bacteria and food remains.

Avoid smelly foods and cigarettes
Be aware of what you put in your mouth. Sometimes keeping a food diary can help you identify the cause of your bad breath. Whether it’s a particular type of pungent food or cigarettes that are causing the problem, the first step towards a cure is identifying the cause.

See your dentist
If your bad breath problem is persisting, you are up to date with your dental visits and you have been maintaining a rigorous dental routine, we recommend that you come and see your dentist. Your dentist will be able to advise you on alternative treatments and diagnose any further conditions.

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Holborn Dentist – Directions and contact

Telephone: 0207 836 6866
Email: Holborn

16 Proctor Street

Opening hours:
Monday 8.30am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 7.00pm
Wednesday – 8.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday – 8.30am – 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday Closed




From Holborn Underground
1 minute from Holborn Underground.
Disembark at Holborn from the Central or Piccadilly lines. Make for up escalators.
At street level turn right and exist through the payment barriers signed HIGH HOLBORN / BRITISH MUSEUM.

Turn right and progress along HIGH HOLBORN and make for the traffic lights and pedestrian crossing outside EAT. and PRET A MANGER.
Cross the road to Proctor St and toward GYM BOX. Keep GYMBOX on your right hand side and pass underneath the building that spans the road.
Smilepod Holborn is 30 Meters on the right hand side next to the bus stop.

By Bus – Proctor St
Busses no 8, 25, 242, 521 & N8 all stop right outside Smilepod Holborn in Proctor St

Dermal Fillers at Smilepod London

Dr Karen Orempuller discusses how to maintain a youthful appearance with dermal fillers Karen works at Smilepod London on our Canary Wharf studios

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After the age of 30, our bodies lose approximately 1% of hyaluronic acid (a substance found naturally in the body). This can result in the face losing volume and appearing aged. Signs include deeper nasolabial folds, marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold and thinning or turned down lips.

Dermal fillers give volume to the creases and folds in the facial areas which appear during the aging process. Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected underneath these folds to replace the volume lost and create a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to define high lip lines or for lip augmentation. The effects of dermal fillers typically last 6-12 months at which point the procedure need to be repeated.

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Dentists are trained to take into account the aesthetic ratios of lips to teeth, smile dynamics (partial or full smiles), phonetics and the relationship between the teeth and the soft tissue surrounding the mouth. They can offer dermal fillers to complement cosmetic dentistry treatments.

When physicians and nurses offer dermal fillers, they typically use topical anaesthetics and ice on the skin. Dentists regularly administer local anaesthetics in their day to day work which have a much stronger numbing effect. Dentists use local anaesthetics during the dermal filler treatment to ensure that the procedure is as pain free as possible; another reason why dentists are so popular for this type of treatment.

Smilepod guide to proposal

Welcome to the new Smilepod Blog offering you our take on the weeks events plus our new Smileometer charting what has made us smile this week. Enjoy!


And as our first blog we proudly present:

Leap Year the Smilepod Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of a proposal


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Pick your moment. During a football game, the rugby or his favourite TV program will not go down well. Set the scene think romance, i.e. candles, music and food.

Be imaginative, make him know you have put thought time and effort into this and have some ideas that reflect his personality, if he likes sailing theme it around boats etc.

Smile! You are offering to spend the rest of your life with this man – make sure you seem happy about it!

Let him have a moment – if you’ve taken him by surprise he might need a seconds thought.

Have the champagne ready – this is supposed to be a celebration!


Propose if you only met last week. I don’t want to sound unromantic but it probably won’t last

Tell his best friend, parents and anyone close to him before proposing. It could make things very awkward and will almost definitely ruin the surprise

Scream if he says no. However, do feel free to remind him that traditionally any man that refuses should buy her expensive gifts… Tooth whitening on him?

Put a ring in his food – potentially starting your life together with him choking is never a good plan

Eight things you never knew about your mouth!

Welcome to this weeks blogs where we are examining your teeth and not in the traditional sense.


Eight things you never knew about your mouth!

Teeth facts

1) They have their own holiday!

Yes this is no word of a lie in China September 20th is an official holiday called “love your Teeth Day” Rumours of peoples teeth sunbathing or taking an exotic trip abroad to celebrate the occasion have been greatly exaggerated

2) Got a sore tooth – visit a farm…

In Middle age Germany anyone complaining of a painful tooth was offered a novel cure – kissing a donkey. Luckily dentistry has evolved considerably since then so we suggest leaving poor Donkey in his field!

3) Kissing can make you thin.

Anyone trying to lose weight might want to consider kissing more often. An average one minute kiss can consume up to 26 calories. So pucker up we say! And want to become even more kissable? Try a Diamond Polish Clean to keep your teeth fresh and sparking.

4) An elephant never forgets…

If an Elephant lost a tooth they would have a hard time not noticing. Their molar tooth weights almost 4kg and can be around 7 inches square!

5) Jaws was a killer shark…

Jaws in the film might look somewhat fake but never underestimate him we say. Sharks mouths are amazing. They have  three rows of sharp teeth and can change up to forty set of teeth in their lifetime. Best to stay out of the deep waters we say.

6) Never smile at a crocodile

Continuing on the animal theme we look at another predator – the crocodile. Scared of crocs? You should be unlike humans if a crocodile loses a tooth another one will grow and replace it. Scary.

7) Mines a blue toothbrush

What colour is your toothbrush? Statistically you are twice as likely to buy a blue toothbrush than a red toothbrush.

8) My toothbrush is made of what now?

Originally the bristles in your toothbrush were made of cows hair. And the first ever dental floss was made in 1882. Considering only 24% of the population regularly floss that’s quite surprising.

Hope you enjoyed and check back for next weeks entry.

Five reasons to smile in the pod

Welcome to Smilepod the friendliest pod in London. Today we are giving you five reasons why you should always have a smile on your face when visiting us.


Five reasons to smile in the pod

As some observant and loyal fans might know we have recently celebrated our first birthday for our Bank Studio in Cullum street – just off Leadenhall market.

We’ve come a long way since our early beginnings and have come up with a few things about our city branch we hope will put a smile on your face.

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Famous sights near the SmilePod Studios – part one

“Rome wasn’t built in a day”, is the usual English translation of a French phrase first known from Le Proverbe au Vilain(c. 1190) We at Smilepod can sympathise – creating our newest studio in Soho has made us laugh cry and on occasions tear our hair out!

While our new Soho Smilepod has been created in a matter of months (albeit long and hard months) it has lead us to think about our surroundings. Each of our studios is fortunate enough to be in smiling distances of some great London attractions. So today we are looking at London landmarks near our studios.

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