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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Diabetes Week 2018

June 4th, 2018

Diabetes week is every year between 11th June until 17th June. This awareness week is devoted to have all supporters come together to express their stories, to raise awareness of diabetes and help fund research into the condition. Living with diabetes is difficult, there are many factors to consider which can be stressful for you […]

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Win A £50 Cinema Voucher By Smiling

May 14th, 2018

National Smile Month is the UK’s charity campaign supported by thousands and organised by the Oral Health Foundation. It helps us improve and keep a healthy smile and is the nation’s annual reminder about the importance of our oral health, the campaign makes a significant difference to the well-being of millions of people. The campaign […]

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Are Children Having Too Much Sugar?

May 7th, 2018

Tooth decay is the number one cause of hospital admissions for general anesthetic in the UK and the  main cause of this is a high consumption of sugary food and drinks. Click to read more of recent findings released by Public Health England (PHE). http://www.smile-onnews.com/news/view/childhood-tooth-extraction-requires-action-in-england 6th April 2018 saw the introduction of the Soft Drinks […]

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Does Snoring Stop You From Sleeping?

April 24th, 2018

National Stop Snoring Week takes place from April 23rd. With snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) thought to affect over 40% of the population, this is a significant issue.    What many people don’t know is that these conditions can often be treated successfully and you don’t need to suffer. Dentists can play a pivotal […]

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Do Patches On Your Teeth Affect Your Smile?

April 16th, 2018

It is widely believed that the first things people notice when meeting someone new is their smile and their eyes. Even the slightest blemish with a smile can affect a person’s confidence (and it is also thought has an impact on the outcome of job interviews and promotions) and a confident smile can make all […]

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