Dental Advice

Should I Get My Tongue Pierced?

May 23rd, 2014

While piercing the tongue, lip, or cheek may be attractive to some, there are a number of health-related risks associated with oral piercing, including:                                             Damage to teeth. Teeth that come into contact with […]

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How To Stop Thumb Sucking

May 15th, 2014

Is thumb and finger sucking normal?                                                 Sucking is a healthy, normal and natural habit for infants. Most babies find comfort from sucking a thumb, finger or a pacifier. When should I […]

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Easter Treats – How to enjoy an Easter treat without damaging your teeth

April 10th, 2014

                          At Brightside Dental we understand that from time to time our clients enjoy eating sweet food and drinks. We want to help you enjoy the things you like whilst at the same time work with you to keep your teeth healthy.  To help […]

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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

March 19th, 2014

Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaws. They are the last teeth to emerge, or erupt, usually when a person is between 16 and 20.                                                   […]

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Pregnancy And Dental Treatment

March 7th, 2014

During pregnancy you may go through many changes in your diet and lifestyle for example cutting out alcohol and certain foods.  It is important to be aware that there can be changes in the health of your mouth as a result of being pregnant.  Changes in hormones during pregnancy can have an impact on the […]

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7 Tips To Prevent Children Being Scared Of Visiting The Dentist

February 27th, 2014

Being scared of visiting the dentist is one of the most common fears in adults.  It is often common for children to also be afraid of going to the dentist.  It is important to realise that nobody is born with fears, it’s something that can appear over time.  Dental anxiety is often caused by a […]

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Visit To Osidge School By Brightside Dental

February 12th, 2014

I was honoured to be asked by my children’s school – Osidge Primary School in Southgate to speak with the nursery children about what I do. The children were aged 3-4 years old and some of whom had experienced visiting the dentist before and some had not. We spoke about good and bad foods and […]

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Do You Know How Much Sugar Is In The Food And Drink You Have?

January 16th, 2014

Sugar has been prominent in the news recently.  It has long been know that sugary foods and drinks contribute to an increased risk of dental decay.  The intake of sugar in our diet has generally increased in recent years and seems to have led to an increase in dental problems as well as other health […]

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Say Goodbye To Stained And Discoloured Teeth With Teeth Whitening

November 21st, 2013

Most people’s teeth naturally discolour as we get older and some people’s teeth start at a yellower colour from a young age. Most of the things that people enjoy such as tea, coffee, smoking and red wine  that can stain your teeth over time and leave you feeling less attractive. Fortunately, teeth whitening treatments are […]

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Mouth Cancer Action Month 2013

November 7th, 2013

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month 7500 people will be diagnosed with mouth cancer this year and of these 50% will die. Mouth cancer is one of the less commonly known cancers to most people, however an average of 18 people in the UK are diagnosed with mouth cancer each day and it is one […]

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