Monday 8 June 2015

Reasons to smile with Smiles By Design...

Hi everyone, I hope that you all had a great weekend. Last week I took a trip to the historic city of Chester and it was a really lovely afternoon. The main reason for my visit was to go to the dentist! I have spoken to you before about being nervous of the dentist, but that was before I met the lovely Dr Taylor Pope who runs Smiles By Design* dental practice in Chester. Dr Pope is a brilliant dentist and he also offers a wide range of facial aesthetic treatments. He assured me that I had nothing to worry about so I took the plunge and decided to go along and experience the Smiles By Design service. The practice is nestled down a historic street called St John Street in a beautiful Georgian building. I was warmly welcomed by the reception team and Dr Pope himself  and I relaxed in the comfortable and luxurious waiting room before my appointment. In no time, Dr Pope called me through, and I felt a lot less nervous when he sat me down with a reassuring smile and explained exactly what he was going to do. 

The Smiles By Design practice is housed in a beautiful historic building.
 Feeling nervous prior to my appointment! 
The luxurious waiting area.

Dr Pope explained that he would clean and polish my teeth using a special water jet and that he would also take some x-rays to check if my teeth were all ok. The cleaning was completely painless and Dr Pope chatted to me throughout and really put me at ease. My teeth immediately felt so amazing and so clean and sparkly! The x rays were over in seconds and the whole Smiles By Design service was so efficient, friendly and lovely throughout that I actually enjoyed going to the dentist! I will never be nervous to go to the dentist again now that I have been a patient of Dr Pope and I am actually going back tomorrow for some more treatment! Smiles By Design offer a range of treatments such as whitening, dental implants and Invilasign treatments alongside a full range of facial aesthetics. I even had friends asking me if I had undergone teeth whitening because my teeth were so sparkly! Thank you so much to Dr Pope, his lovely wife Roz and the team for inviting me to experience Smiles By Design, you definitely gave me a reason to smile!.

Smiles By Design
9 Saint John Street, 
01244 350500

Dr Pope and the rest of the lovely Smiles By Design team.

After my appointment, I had a press release to write for work so I stopped off for some coffee. When I had finished my work I decided to explore Chester a little bit and I thought that I would share some of the photographs with you. Of course, I also managed to find the time to do some shopping which is typical of me! 

I wandered around the city, enjoying the amazing architecture and soaking up the sunshine. Suddenly I magically found myself in Marks and Spencers looking at all of the delicious cakes and pastries! I managed to resist as I thought eating sugary cakes after a visit to the dentist was not the best idea! 

Smiling later after my treatments!
 Those cakes and pastries were so tempting! 

 A trip to Lush was irresistible! 

The beautiful and historic Chester Cathedral.

So that is all from me for now, let me know what you think, do you like going to the dentist or do you find it slightly scary? Would you like to visit a lovely dentist like Smiles By Design?
As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post! 

Until next time, 



I was kindly invited to experience Smiles By Design, therefore my treatments were complimentary for review purposes. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest. 


  1. Great pictures! :) I hate dentists like you wouldn't believe... I had a bad experience when I was younger and I was scarred for life... X) hahahaha

    You look great though!!! :)

    Xoxo Jessy

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  3. Great pics!

  4. I don't like going to the dentist - many bad experiences, but I love your photos. You have a great eye for photography. Maybe I should pay Chester a visit sometime, looks lovely! And well done for resisting the cakes im M & S!
    Best of luck with your blogging and your fab photos! and

  5. Don't really like going to the dentist :D
    Great pictures :) Seems like you had a great day!

  6. I love these pictures!
    Melanie @