How Do Eating Disorders Affect Your Mouth?

September 18th, 2014

Eating disorders deprive the body of vital minerals, vitamins, proteins and other nutrients necessary for good health.  There are a wide array of physical symptoms and medical complications that can result from eating disorders, including heart failure, gastric or oesophagus ruptures, osteoporosis, heart arrhythmia, shrinking of the brain, yellowish and dry skin, swollen joints, reduced […]

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What Are Fissure Sealants?

September 11th, 2014

Our back teeth have natural grooves and pits known as fissures.  Food can get stuck in the fissures and they are harder areas to clean when brushing which can increase the risk of tooth decay.  In the past they were commonly placed in children’s teeth and now there is new evidence to show that they […]

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Is Chewing Gum Good For Teeth?

August 28th, 2014

When it comes to chewing gum, it’s the type of gum you chew that determines whether it’s helpful or harmful to your teeth. While chewing gum containing sugar may actually increase your chances of developing a cavity, there is clinical evidence that demonstrates just the opposite for sugar-free gum. And there’s even better news when […]

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Can Diabetes Affect The Mouth?

August 7th, 2014

One in 20 people are being treated for diabetes according to Diabetes UK which also estimates 850,000 of us have the condition and don’t know it. The most common type, affecting 85%-95% of those with diabetes, is type 2 diabetes where cases have increased significantly in the UK. Experts attribute this rise to diet and […]

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

July 24th, 2014

Even though they are temporary, your child’s baby teeth are important, and are still susceptible to cavities. Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also […]

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How Should I Find A Botox Clinic?

July 17th, 2014

This is part three in our series about facial rejuvenation. In this final part, we suggest 7 tips you may want to consider when looking for a practitioner to carry out facial rejuvenation treatment. 1.  Injecting Botox is a highly skilled procedure and should be administered by a qualified and trained practitioner, preferably a doctor […]

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Should I Have Botox or Fillers

July 10th, 2014

This is the second part in our three part series on facial rejuvenation treatment.  Below, we answer the most commonly asked questions we receive about these treatments Q.      Is Botox painful? A.      No.  Most people report very little, if none discomfort.  It is described “like a little scratch”.   Q.      Are Dermal Fillers painful? A.      […]

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What Is Facial Rejuvenation – Botox in North London

July 3rd, 2014

Brightside Dental now offer rejuvenating facial aesthetics using Botox and Dermal Fillers to help give you a fresher and younger looking complexion.  These are completely safe and provided painlessly for you. Thanks to the latest techniques we have available, it quicker, easier and more affordable than ever to improve your appearance.  WRINKLE REDUCTION (BOTOX)  This […]

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Is fluoride good for your teeth?

June 26th, 2014

Many people are unsure of the answer to this question.  There have been lots of studies and debates about the topic and whether water should  be fluoridated for many years, however there is strong evidence that fluoride is beneficial for the health of the mouth. A recent report published by Public Health England found that […]

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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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