October 26th-30th is Bruxism Awareness Week? – you’ve probably never heard of it. Bruxism is wearing of the teeth as a result of clenching and grinding and is believed to affect up to 80% of the population at some time in their life.
It is well known that stress and anxiety is one of the key causes of bruxism and in a year that has had a massive impact on people’s health and well being, at Brightside Dental we are seeing more and more people with damage to their teeth due to bruxism.
Brightside’s Principal Dentist Ketan discusses bruxism and gives advice on what can be done to help with it:
If you would like further advice on treatment options, please call us on 020 88884401.
Lauren initially came to Brightside for a consultation with Dr Ketan Shah to find out how she could improve her smile. She had been recommended by a friend who was currently having orthodontic treatment with us. As with many people we carry out orthodontic treatment for. Lauren had braces when younger and her teeth had […]
Lauren initially came to Brightside for a consultation with Dr Ketan Shah to find out how she could improve her smile. She found us via Google, largely based on reviews from happy patients and from seeing examples of treatment we had carried out for other patients. She was mostly unhappy about her upper front teeth […]
‼️Burning Mouth Syndrome‼️ (BMS) is a hot feeling or sensation which can affect your tongue, lips, palate, or areas all over your mouth. BMS is sometimes called ‘glossodynia’. You get this feeling when there are changes in the way the nerves in your mouth send messages to your brain – for example, about taste and temperature. […]
Please read if you have anything in your mouth that is removable such as: Orthodontic Aligners/Retainers A Denture Whitening Trays Nightguard Sports Mouthguard you need to be even more careful than ever in the current climate to reduce the spread of Covid 19. Brightside’s Principal Dentist Ketan gives advice here: https://youtu.be/CezgFCZtUGM If you have a […]
Wearing a face mask is something we do every day at work, however we appreciate that this is something quite new and feels strange for many people. As it’s become mandatory to wear masks on public transport and in many shops, it something we need to get used to for the foreseeable future. There are […]
During the lockdown period, most people have had lots of challenges and one of the most common concerns we are hearing about from our patients is gum issues. For some, it may be that cleaning habits have changed and for others, not being able to have their dental hygienist treatment as planned. We are very […]
National Smile Month is an initiative created by the Oral Health Foundation and takes place once a year. This year it ends on 18th June. The purpose of the campaign is to promote good oral health. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, it highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way […]
As you may be aware, Brightside Dental is re-opening for patient appointments from Monday 15th June. We have not been closed, as such during the past 3 months as we have provided advice to hundreds of people on the phone and via video calls during this time. Many people talk about a “new normal”, however […]
We are very pleased to announce that Brightside Dental will be re-opening for seeing patients from Monday 15th June 2020. Please watch the video below and read the associated information as the way we will be working and managing bookings will be different for the foreseeable future. Please bear with us – our team will […]