Dental Advice

Are There Links Between Oral Health and Menopause?

January 30th, 2017

A woman`s body is one of God`s most beautiful creation. The different stages of life: puberty, menses, pregnancy, and menopause have varied influences on oral health. During the menopause, women go through biological and endocrine changes, particularly in their sex steroid hormone production, affecting their health. Here are some changes and potential problems in the […]

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Perils, Pitfalls and Problems of Dentures, Missing and Wobbly Teeth

January 16th, 2017

There can be many causes of missing and wobbly teeth. Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. Here is our recent post about dental implants if you missed it: Our offer of a FREE consultation (worth £95), plus 1 years free insurance if you go ahead with treatment (worth £80 per […]

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Why You Need To Book Your Man To See The Dentist

December 6th, 2016

It is a well known fact that men tend to visit doctors and dentists much less frequently than women for routine appointments. At Brightside Dental, we regularly have women saying, they are constantly telling/nagging *delete as applicable (depending if you’re male or female) to arrange a dental appointment. There are many reasons people choose not […]

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Mouth Cancer Awareness Month November 2016

November 7th, 2016

Mouth Cancer Awareness month is held in November every year and is supported by the Mouth Cancer Foundation and the British Health Foundation. As a result of this event, many are now taking the subject seriously which studies now resulted in an increase in early detection of mouth cancer and much higher survival rates – […]

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Should You Be Flossing?

October 3rd, 2016

There have been a number of stories in the media recently about the cleaning of your mouth- toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwash and floss. The biggest question that has come up is, do we really need to floss? Most people are already used to just brushing alone, but many are asking if it is really important to […]

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Oral Health Advice During Pregnancy

September 5th, 2016

If you are planning to become pregnant or suspect that you are pregnant, it’s very important to maintain dental visits. When you are pregnant, you may experience changes in your mouth. The main reason is due to a surge in hormones that can cause your gum tissues to exaggerate a normal reaction to plaque. If plaque is […]

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Is Sport Bad For You?

August 15th, 2016

The answer to this has to be no. However, sports drinks can be bad for your teeth. With a summer of sport including Euro 2016 and the Olympics, it is a time where athletes are most likely to suffer dental problems. Honing their bodies through intense physical effort, athletes refuel with energy drinks, gels and […]

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Does Kissing Affect Your Oral Health?

July 25th, 2016

A kiss is the touch or pressing of one’s lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, romance, sexual attraction, sexual activity, sexual arousal, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. In […]

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8 Tips To Ease Dental Fear

July 6th, 2016

If you are anxious about seeing the dentist here are 8 tips to ease the fear: Find an understanding dentist. Ask friends and family if they can recommend one or look for someone who advertises themselves as an expert with anxious people. Once you’ve found someone you think may be suitable, visit the practice to […]

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Are Your Teeth Wearing Away While You Sleep?

June 21st, 2016

Bruxism is a habit that affects around 8-10% of the population. It is broadly characterised by grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw that can cause tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) and headaches. Bruxism occurs in both children and adults but is most common in 25-44 […]

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