National Smile Month – are you up for the challenge?

June 9th, 2015

If you haven’t heard, this is officially a month to celebrate! While it may not be quite as fun as Christmas, and doesn’t involve so much chocolate as Easter, it’s a pretty important month when it comes to your teeth… I’m talking about National Smile Month, and if you haven’t heard of it I promise you […]

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Cleft Lip and Palate and Dental Health

September 26th, 2014

Cleft lip is a birth defect in which the parts of the face that form the upper lip remain split, instead of sealing together before birth. Similar splits can occur in the roof of the mouth or palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate can each occur alone or together in the same person (cleft lip […]

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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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Ketan To Join The Dental Mavericks In Morocco

September 4th, 2014

Each quarter at Brightside Dental we decide on a charitable cause that could benefit from the donations we make as a promise to our clients who have patiently waited to be seen for more than 10 minutes past their booked appointment time. Each time we are running late we make a donation to our chosen […]

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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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Medical Emergencies Training At Brightside Dental

August 22nd, 2014

At Brightside Dental, the safety and welfare of our clients and team members is of the utmost importance.  One way we ensure is by undertaking annual training in medical emergencies and CPR(cardio-pulmonary resuscitation).  We recently undertook our CPR training in the practice.  All the team members were present for an afternoon of refreshing our knowledge […]

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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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How Are Dental Instruments Cleaned?

July 31st, 2014

The title for this post was prompted by a long standing client asking this very question.             It is very important to be confident that your dental practice is working to the highest standards of cleanliness to ensure that you receive the best possible standards of care with the lowest […]

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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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