Should Mouthguards Be Worn For Sports?

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 […]

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Should I Use Charcoal Toothpaste To Whiten My Teeth?

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 […]

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Do I Need A Check Up Every 6 Months?

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 […]

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Record Month For Brightside During The Record Hot Summer

August 8th, 2018

As all our regular patients know, we ask for their feedback at each visit with us so we can assess our performance and work on ways we can improve our level of customer service. Ketan, our practice principal share the feedback results for July in this video and also talks about online reviews that have […]

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It’s Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams

July 30th, 2018

In this weeks episode, Ketan talks about a former patient of Brightside Dental who has gone from a job in marketing to become the lead singer in a Black Sabbath tribute band. Watch here: https://youtu.be/c16sE8yWmIk     To see Rik share his experience after completing his dental treatment and before and after photos of his smile […]

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To Floss Or Not To Floss?

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 […]

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The Sticky Truth:Hidden Sugars In Common Foods

July 11th, 2018

Sugar is the single biggest cause of tooth decay (as well as many other health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer) – without sugar, you can’t get cavities! However, to cut out sugar from your diet is easier said than done. Many common foods we eat, contain sugar and often a […]

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The Truth About Sports Drinks And Teeth

July 6th, 2018

Sugar = dental cavities. You can’t get cavities in your teeth without sugar.          Watch BSTV Episode 2 for insights on sugar content of common drinks and suggestions for alternatives. https://youtu.be/6YcPGy0Luac This is a study which found significant dental health issues in professional footballers: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/50/1/41 With it being sporting season with the World […]

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What Do Our Customer Service Ratings And A Rollercoaster Have In Common?

June 20th, 2018

As all of our regular patients are aware, we ask you to complete a short feedback form at the end of each visit with us. What happens with these forms?    We review all forms completed at the end of each day and we regularly discuss the results and comments in our daily team meetings. […]

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The National Autistic Society – Charity Of The Quarter

June 10th, 2018

Each quarter at Brightside Dental we decide on a charitable cause that could benefit from the donations we make as a promise to our clients who have patiently waited to be seen for more than 10 minutes past their booked appointment time. Each time we are running late we make a donation to our chosen […]

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