National Smile Month 2019

May 14th, 2019

National Smile Month is a campaign by the Oral Health Foundation and runs from May 13th to June 13th this year.  It’s the longest running campaign of this type with the aim of promoting dental health as well as creating a healthier and happier world. Brightside Dental’s principal dentist speaks about the campaign here: https://youtu.be/C3oWlZSBLqI National […]

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Brightside Dental Smile Of The Month May 2019

May 7th, 2019

Tsahi has been at regular patient at Brightside for well over 10 years and had been unhappy with her smile for some time. We had discussed and considered various options as to how we could help to improve her smile. Eventually, she decided on having fixed cosmetic braces. The aim of the treatment was to […]

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Is Smoking Shisha Bad For You?

April 30th, 2019

Smoking shisha is becoming increasingly popular, especially among young adults and is seen as a lot more socially acceptable than smoking with growing numbers of shisha bars and cafes opening. In answer to the question, is shisha bad for you – YES it is. Brightside Dental’s principal dentist speaks on this further here: https://youtu.be/1iLwWAZe-6g Shisha doesn’t […]

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National Stop Snoring Week 2019

April 16th, 2019

National Stop Snoring Week takes place between April 22nd to 28th this year. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness about snoring and that contrary to popular belief, it can often be treated. The sound of snoring, which can often be very loud is irritating and annoying for the partner (and possibly neighbours) […]

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Brightside Dental Smile Of The Month April 2019

April 10th, 2019

Moshana had been attending Brightside Dental on and off for a few years and had been unhappy with her smile for a number of years. She had orthodontic treatment in the past which hadn’t given her the smile she wanted. Her main concerns were the colour of the teeth, especially two front teeth which had […]

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Are Waiting Times For Dental Appointments Frustrating?

March 30th, 2019

One of the biggest challenges we have at Brightside Dental is managing how soon we can book appointments for our patients. This generally relates to NHS appointments and there are a number of reasons for this.   As a practice offering NHS dental treatment, we have to work within guidelines set by the government. These […]

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Brightside Dental Smile Of The Month March 2019

March 20th, 2019

Julian came to Brightside Dental having not visited a dentist in over 10 years. The main thing that prompted him was that his wife had completed a course of extensive treatment and it gave him hope as he previously believed nothing could be done to improve the condition of his mouth. Julian was seen by […]

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To Vape Or Not To Vape?

March 12th, 2019

Smoking or Vaping – Which Is Worse For Your Teeth? It is very commonly known that smoking has numerous detrimental effects on both your dental health and general health. See the previous Brightside blog for more on effects of smoking on dental health : https://www.brightsidedental.co.uk/blog/treatments/dental-advice/national-stop-smoking-day-2019/ Despite bans on advertising and smoking in public places, it’s something […]

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National Stop Smoking Day 2019

March 5th, 2019

National Stop Smoking Day first took place on Ash Wednesday 35 years ago in1984. At this time, it was thought that 39% of the adult population smoked.   In 2007 the smoking ban in public buildings and workplaces was introduced, which may have had an impact on reduced levels of smoking, however it is estimated […]

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Platelet Rich Fibrin(PRF) – A Game Changer In Dentistry?

February 17th, 2019

At Brightside Dental, we aim to constantly improve and look to invest in new equipment that will enhance the care of our patients; be able to offer new treatments and enable us to work more effectively and more efficiently. Lat year, we invested in a new method of treatment called platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), by buying […]

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