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Brightside Smile Of The Month December 2020

December 16th, 2020

Jayden initially visited Brightside Dental because he was unhappy with his crooked lower front teeth and also with the colour of his teeth. We discussed various treatment options with Jayden. The planning and treatment was more complicated because he had braces when younger but only for his upper teeth. This meant the upper teeth were […]

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Can Covid-19 Cause Tooth Loss?

December 8th, 2020

There are recent reports that coronavirus may cause inflammation of the gums and possibly lead to sudden tooth loss. This comes as many patients continue to report symptoms of ‘long COVID’, a term used to refer to those suffering from prolonged effects. Common symptoms of long covid include fatigue, breathlessness and muscle aches and pains. […]

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Veganism And Dental Health

November 17th, 2020

There are increasing numbers of people becoming vegetarian or vegan for varying reasons. Historically it was generally based around religious beliefs but for many now it’s a lifestyle choice to be more healthy and to help protect the environment. People generally know what’s bad for their teeth – things like sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks. […]

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Mouth Cancer Action Month 2020

November 12th, 2020

November marks the 21st annual mouth cancer action month set up by the Oral Health Foundation. Over the past year over 8000 people in the UK were diagnosed with mouth cancer and worryingly, these numbers are increasing. Here are things you can be aware of to help yourself and your family: Knowing how to spot […]

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Brightside Smile Of The Month – November 2020

November 10th, 2020

Anastasia has been coming to Brightside for a number of years, but time had passed and life got busy, as for many of us, so there was more of gap between her dental visits. Her main concerns were her stained teeth which were affecting her smile and some teeth needing fillings replaced. Anastasia discusses her […]

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Brightside Dental Is Open As Normal During The New Lockdown

November 3rd, 2020

We have had many calls and emails from patients who have appointments or want to book in to see whether we are open during the new lockdown from 5th November. Brightside Dental’s Principal Dentist Ketan gives further advice https://youtu.be/PwU7pIUAyzY We are pleased to advise that yes we are open as normal and if you have […]

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Bruxism – Are You Wearing Away Your Teeth While You Sleep?

October 22nd, 2020

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 […]

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Brightside Smile of The Month October 2020

October 13th, 2020

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 […]

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Brightside Smile Of The Month September 2020

September 22nd, 2020

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 […]

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Do You Suffer From Burning Mouth Syndrome?

September 15th, 2020

‼️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. […]

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