February 5th, 2019
Dry January is over and now it’s time for Fizz Free February. This is an initiative that was introduced by Southwark Council in 2018 and this year, the aim is to promote national exposure of the campaign and is something that we fully support at Brightside Dental. The aim of the campaign is for you and your family to avoid fizzy drink for 4 weeks during February.
Click the link to see our practice principal Ketan Shah discussing the subject further : https://youtu.be/eODif9AIgfg
The purpose of the campaign is to raise the awareness of the impact of sugar and fizzy drinks in particular on dental health.
As well as sugar being a huge problem with obesity, the other main area is dental decay and among children the biggest impact is with secondary school children aged 11-18. In this age group 170 children per day have dental extractions in hospital under general anaesthetic.
Dental decay is one of the few preventable diseases.
Click the link for advice from the British Dental Organistion on what you can do do improve your dental health : https://www.bda.org/sugar
If you would like further information or advice on how we can help keep you and your families mouth as healthy as possible, email us or call on 020 88884401.
January 21st, 2019
Teeth whitening can be one of the simplest, safest and most cost effective ways to improve your appearance without the need for surgery – IF DONE PROPERLY! There is growing consumer demand for having a whiter, brighter smile, which has led to many companies promoting simple and cheap teeth whitening that you can buy on […]
November 20th, 2018
Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place every November, whose aim is to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention. Their aim is to raise awareness to get more cases of mouth cancer diagnosed at an early stage. By increasing education of the risk […]
November 1st, 2018
As discussed in a blog post a few weeks ago, the number one priority at Brightside Dental is the safety of our patients and team members. We have recently been awarded to service an NHS contract for complex oral surgery (extractions) throughout Haringey. Prior to this, we had to complete a complex application and process […]
October 18th, 2018
The 9th Annual Bruxism Awareness Week runs from 22nd to 28th October 2018. Clenching or grinding of the teeth (bruxism to use the medical term), is thought to affect around 80% of adults. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of grinding their teeth as it happens whilst sleeping and for many, there is no […]
October 2nd, 2018
The safety of our patients and team members is the single most important area of focus on a day to day basis. In order to ensure we are working in the safest manner, we ensure all our equipment and materials are of a high quality and regularly maintained and serviced where necessary. Click to […]
September 4th, 2018
Mouthguards, sportguards, gum shields or whatever you choose to call them, have one sole purpose and that’s to protect your teeth and mouth from damage. Monday 3rd September marked the first International Mouthguard Day, to coincide with children returning to school for the new year. We recommend wearing a mouthguard for any type of contact […]
August 20th, 2018
Charcoal toothpastes, mouthwashes and other products have been around for a few years and are becoming more popular with people wanting a simple and quick fix to whiten their teeth. Watch this weeks episode, where Ketan our practice principal discusses potential issues that may be caused by charcoal toothpastes and will hopefully help you make […]
August 13th, 2018
One of the most common questions we are asked in the practice, or assumed by patients is that they need to see us for a check up every six months. Watch the video, where Ketan our practice principal advises on our recommendations of when you […]
July 19th, 2018
That is the question! There have been numerous articles in the media recently that flossing may not be of any benefit to you and can actually harm your mouth. Whilst this is true at face value, the fact is toothbrushing alone cannot remove all plaque and food deposits from your mouth. Watch Episode 4 […]