Dental Advice

Tips For A Safe Summer For Your Mouth

July 31st, 2017

Your summer calendar might already be full with fun activities. But it is still important to stay on top of your regular dental care and to schedule those required dental visits before the children go back to school.                                   […]

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5 Dental Health Tips for Diabetics

June 12th, 2017

Diabetes is on the increase for various reasons and at Brightside Dental, we see many diabetic patients. Most people will have friends or family members who are diabetic. Diabetes Week aims to raise awareness about the life-long health condition suffered by 3.2 million people in the UK. The week, running from 11th – 18th June, […]

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National Smile Month 2017

June 5th, 2017

 National Smile Month takes place between May15th to June 15th this year. This campaign was created 40 years ago and its goal is to improve people’s oral health. It focuses on raising awareness of important oral health issues and makes positive changes to millions of people. National Smile Month highlights three key messages: Brush your teeth […]

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10 Top Tips to Keep Your Childrens Teeth Cavity Free

May 23rd, 2017

Is your child playing with the toothbrush rather than getting any actual brushing done? Is the toothpaste falling off the bristles every time? Are they insisting on eating sweets before bedtime? Every parent worries about about their child’s teeth, and no parent wants their child’s beautiful smile to be ruined by cavities! But, children do […]

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Is Thumbsucking A Problem?

May 2nd, 2017

Thumbsucking (or finger sucking) can be an appropriate and useful behaviour for young children. It allows comfort and often entertain themselves. It’s often a dilemma as a parent whether to give a child a dummy or to allow them to suck their thumb. But when should this habit become a concern? While this harmless habit […]

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Effects Of Eating Disorders On The Teeth

April 18th, 2017

One of the main causes of damage to the teeth is due to erosion and it is something we are increasingly seeing with our patients.  There are two main categories of tooth wear – internal and external. External is due to factors outside of the body, mostly in the diet such as acidic foods and […]

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Easter Treats : Tips For Good Dental Health

April 11th, 2017

With Easter comes an abundance of sugary treats, which can undo all the good dental habits practiced during the year.  It’s not just children who love Easter eggs, most of us adults are the same. With so many varieties and choice available, you could end up having a lot more chocolate than planned over the Easter […]

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Tips To End Your Sugar Addiction

March 20th, 2017

Sugar is your teeth’s unfavourable friend. Sugar-related dental problems remain one of the most widespread causes of poor oral health. By reducing the amount of sugar in your diet, it will go a long way towards improving your overall oral hygiene. As well as dental issues, high sugar intake leads to many general health problems. The […]

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Sugar – The Tooth Killler

March 14th, 2017

We live in the real world. Sweet foods and chocolates are part of our everyday lives and its unrealistic to suggest that we will just stop having anything sweet. Every time we consume sugar, the bacteria which sticks to the teeth surface converts it into acid during an acid attack which gradually eats away at […]

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Give Your Mouth Some Lovin’ This Valentines

February 6th, 2017

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, thus it is the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at our oral health. A simple smile is a great asset for attracting the perfect partner. What more if it would be that healthy bright smile! Here are some helpful guidelines for avoiding dental issues and making […]

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