Revolutionising Dental Comfort: An Introduction to the WAND Anaesthesia System
Thursday, January 18th, 2024
Let’s face it – the mere thought of dental injections can send shivers down our spines. But don’t worry!
In this blog, we’re taking you on a journey to demystify the process and introduce you to a game-changer that’s redefining the way we experience dental anaesthesia.
At Brite Dental, we’re always on the lookout for ways to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible.
Today, we’re thrilled to shed light on a groundbreaking innovation that’s changing the game in pain-free dentistry: the WAND Anaesthesia System.
Picture this: no more anxiety, no more anticipatory dread. The WAND Anaesthesia System is not just a tool; it’s a promise of a more relaxed, pain-free dental experience. And who doesn’t want that?
Let’s explore the science behind WAND, how it works its magic, and discover how this innovative technology is turning traditional dental injections on their head. Say goodbye to the stigma of discomfort, and let’s embrace a new era of dental care together.
Read on and transform the way you think about dental visits!
Dental injections – a phrase that can make us step back, even the bravest among us. Traditional anaesthetic methods have long been the standard. And while effective, they often come with a set of limitations that contribute to the anxiety many feel in the dental chair.
The discomfort associated with the needle and the slow onset of numbness are not exactly highlights of the dental experience. For many, the very idea of that needle can overshadow the necessity of the procedure itself.
Say goodbye to the drawbacks of traditional methods because innovation is here to change the narrative. Enter the WAND Anaesthesia System – a revolutionary tool that’s rewriting the rules of pain-free dentistry.
The WAND Single Tooth Anaesthesia (STA) System is a marvel in dental technology designed with your comfort in mind. This innovative tool discreetly numbs just one tooth before proceeding with the treatment instead of numbing several teeth and their surrounding areas.
And since The WAND is computer-controlled, our dentists can regulate the flow of anaesthetic, which results in your comfortable and pain-free numbing experience. Gone are the days when you’ll have to endure one large stinging injection.
Moreover, this technology has a state-of-the-art design that provides ease and comfort to patients compared to the intimidating presence of syringes.
The wand looks like a pen with a small needle at the tip where the anaesthesia is delivered. This is attached to a handpiece where the flow can be regulated.
With its game-changing technique and ergonomic design, smooth and pain-free dental anaesthesia is now possible.
By using The WAND System, our clinic will deliver the medicine at the right rate for the tissue density of the area to provide patients with the pain relief they need immediately.
If you’re ready to transform your dental experience with an anaesthetic procedure that allows you to go about your day without worrying about how you look, eat, or drink, visit Brite Dental today.
Our dentists are well versed in using The WAND System and can now administer numbing injections in a smooth, pain-free way.
Here, we’ll shine a spotlight on the remarkable benefits that make WAND a game-changer in the dental care industry. No more bracing for discomfort or anxiety – WAND is here to redefine your expectations of pain-free dentistry.
As we go through the marvels of the WAND STA System, it’s not just patients who reap the rewards. Dentists also experience a transformative shift in the way they deliver care.
Let’s uncover the advantages that make WAND a great ally for dental professionals, enhancing their practice and patient satisfaction.
At Brite Dental, we understand that dental anxiety and discomfort are significant hurdles. WAND is not just a solution; it’s a testament to our commitment to your well-being.
From reduced pain to targeted anaesthesia and a gentler approach, WAND reflects our dedication to providing a dental experience that’s as stress-free as it is effective.
Your smile deserves the best care, and with WAND, we’re revolutionising the way you experience dentistry. Don’t let fear hold you back – register with Brite Dental today. Your journey to pain-free, patient-centred dental care starts here.
Discover the joy of dentistry without fear – contact us now!
Cosmetic Dentistry at Brite Dental Paisley: Transform Your Smile
Friday, October 13th, 2023
A smile is a powerful tool that communicates joy, confidence, and positivity. However, not everyone has picture-perfect teeth.
Crooked, missing and misaligned teeth are just a few dental issues we all can face. Unfortunately, these issues can make us feel self-conscious of our appearance, impacting our confidence and happiness.
At Brite Dental Paisley, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile and recognise that for many, dental improvements are not just about health or aesthetics.
To help our patients feel more confident in their smile. we offer a range of cutting-edge cosmetic dentistry services. These treatments are designed to improve your oral health, transform your smile and boost your confidence.
In this blog, we give more detail on the range of cosmetic dental services that we provide. We also discuss the benefits of cosmetic dental treatments and help you decide on the best treatment for your unique needs and budget.
If you are keen to learn more about the world of cosmetic dentistry, you are in the right place!
Welcome to Brite Dental Paisley, Scotland’s trusted destination for NHS and cosmetic dental services.
Our dedicated team of clinicians, technicians, and clinical support staff is committed to delivering exceptional dental healthcare using the latest technological advancements. We proudly serve over 30,000 patients, offering a comprehensive array of dental treatments, including:
Dental veneers are perfect for patients with chipped, misaligned and worn teeth.
Veneers are ideal for those who want to have a quick and effective solution to their teeth.
Dental crowns are popular among patients who have worn, discoloured, weak or cracked teeth.
The crown is shaped like a cap that covers your tooth. It is also a transformative and permanent solution to a weak or cracked tooth.
Cosmetic dentures are suited for those who have missing teeth but do not want to undergo invasive surgery. It is often the best type of treatment for older patients who may have weakened jaw bones and are therefore unable to undergo implant treatment.
There are two kinds of dentures, full and partial. You can have the full denture when you lose all your teeth and choose partial when it is just a few missing teeth.
Whitening treatment allows you to remove stains and discolouration with the use of a bleaching agent to restore the natural look of your teeth.
Over time, teeth can slowly lose their colour due to lifestyle and food. It is ideal for patients who want to improve their smile.
Dental bridges are ideal for those people who have missing teeth or people who have gaps in their teeth. It can restore a single tooth or a number of teeth depending on the case.
This type of treatment is designed for those who want to replace a missing or damaged tooth with a permanent solution. Unlike dentures, dental implants fuse directly with the jawbone and are not removeable.
An implant is a permanent addition to your mouth, offering a natural-looking replacement for missing or lost teeth.
Clear aligner systems like Clear Correct and Invisalign are the popular choice for orthodontic treatment for adults. They offer a discreet and effective way of straightening teeth that previously was not possible.
Whether you’re seeking to address specific dental concerns or enhance the aesthetic appeal of your smile, our experts at Brite Dental Paisley have the experience and expertise to guide you on your smile transformation journey.
Our philosophy revolves around providing a stress-free experience for our patients, ensuring you have access to affordable dental treatments without compromising on quality.
When you live an active and social lifestyle, teeth appearance can significantly impact how you present yourself to others. If a dental issue is left unattended, it may affect your confidence, as well as your overall health.
Cosmetic dentistry goes beyond aesthetic enhancements.
A smile you’re proud of can positively influence your life, from social interactions to professional opportunities. When you feel confident about your smile, you exude a sense of self-assuredness that can open doors and create connections.
At Brite Dental Paisley, we’ve witnessed firsthand the remarkable impact cosmetic dentistry can have on individuals’ lives. Our patients often report increased self-confidence, improved self-image, and a renewed enthusiasm for life after undergoing smile-enhancing procedures.
With a range of tailored treatments designed to address your unique concerns, we’re here to help you achieve the smile you deserve.
Over time, teeth can become stained and discoloured due to diet, lifestyle habits, and ageing. O
Our professional teeth whitening treatments can effectively restore the colour of your natural teeth. Using safe and clinically proven techniques, we can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile that radiates confidence.
On the other hand, if you suffer from chipped teeth, or uneven, misaligned, discoloured teeth, dental veneers are a transformative solution. These thin shells are custom-made to fit over your existing teeth, strengthening teeth and instantly transforming their appearance.
At Brite Dental Paisley, we offer two types of dental veneers, ceramic and porcelain veneers. We will craft natural-looking veneers that allow you to enjoy a flawlessly radiant smile that enhances your overall facial harmony.
Another very popular service at our surgery is adult orthodontics.
Teeth straightening has improved dramatically in recent years and gone from traditional metal fixed braces to removable clear aligners. At Brite Dental Paisley, we offer Invisalign and Clear Correct solutions that are non-invasive and effective in straightening your adult teeth and correct misalignment issues.
Whatever your needs are, we have the cosmetic dental treatment that will transform your smile and with it, your confidence. Talk our dental team today to find out which treatment is best for you.
You can reach our Paisley team on 0141 889 2012.
Investing in your smile is an investment in your self-esteem, confidence, and quality of life. And at Brite Dental Paisley, we are dedicated to helping you unlock the potential of your smile through our comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry services.
We stand as your partners in achieving a confident, captivating smile that reflects your true self. With a commitment to accessible and affordable dental treatments, make us your number one choice when it comes to transformative dental treatment.
Join the ranks of our satisfied patients who have experienced the life-changing benefits of cosmetic dentistry.
Register with your local Brite Dental practice today and take a step towards a happier, healthier smile.
An In-depth Look into the Refit of the Clarkston Dental Practice
Monday, September 18th, 2023
With our team of outstanding clinicians, technicians, and clinical support staff, we have been relentlessly working to ensure great dental healthcare to every individual in the Clarkston community. Our aim is to help our patients live better, healthier lives and we firmly believe that by creating modern environments with the most up to date technology we can do just that.
But to achieve this goal, both in the short term and in the long term, we recognise that even the best practices require timely upgrades.
That is why we have committed significant funds towards the on-going refit of our Clarkston practice. The plan is to refit each room over the next 12 months, with one room already completed and the second planned for the beginning of next year.
These changes will allow us to offer a more comfortable and modern experience for our patients and have given our staff the technology they need to perform to the best of their capabilities.
This blog outlines some of the main changes that have been made to the Clarkston Practice, as we continue with our mission to deliver world-class dental care to our patients across Scotland.
Established in the East Renfrewshire community, the Brite Dental Clarkston practice was the very embodiment of our commitment to quality dentistry.
However, despite our best intentions, the physical premises began to show signs of aging. The setup, though functional, felt somewhat disconnected from our vision of modern dentistry. We envisioned a facility where every patient felt safe, secure, impressed, and above all, comfortable but felt our aged practice did not live up to those standards.
Thus, we decided to invest in change.
It’s simple. With the advancement in technology and the increasing awareness of patients, it was essential to bridge the gap between our high-quality service and the physical experience we provided. We want to create a welcoming environment that matches that of one of the first fully digital dental groups in the UK
We wanted our surroundings to reflect our commitment to innovative care and match our existing state-of-the-art equipment. The addition of larger screens, sleeker surroundings, and more modern facilities were not just aesthetic choices but essential tools to enhance our patient’s dental journey.
By investing in modern technology and enhancing the overall aesthetics of our practice, we strongly felt that both our patients and staff would benefit. So far, we were right!
Read below to find out more about the changes we have made.
So far, we have refitted one of our main surgeries, with another two planned to follow.
As you step in, the first thing you’ll notice is the uber-comfortable patient chair – ergonomic, modern, and designed for ultimate relaxation.
Next, your eyes will likely be drawn to the high-definition screen – a significant leap from our previous setup. Now, whether it’s an x-ray or digital imagery of dental results, everything is displayed in crisp clarity, enabling patients to visualise their dental status and the potential transformation they could achieve.
Apart from the technological enhancements, the interior itself has undergone a massive transformation. A sleeker, more contemporary design now adorns our clinic, mirroring the advanced treatments we offer, from teeth whitening and implants to facial aesthetics and advanced orthodontics.
Plus, a superior level of dental care driven by our experienced team who now have the technology to match their skills.
The refit isn’t just about aesthetic appeal. With our revamped facilities, the ambiance is notably more welcoming, promising a smoother patient experience from start to finish.
These recent upgrades have created a more ergonomic working environment for our clinicians, allowing them to deliver faster care outcomes for our patients. By creating a more suitable, purpose-built environment we have improved our workflow, given patients a better understanding of their own treatment needs, and added improved dental options for both our staff and patients.
Our new HD screens don’t just display dental imagery; they foster understanding. We can now share digital scans on the big screens, helping patients to visually grasp their dental condition. This, in turn, leads to more engaged interactions, establishing stronger dentist-patient relationships.
Furthermore, when our patients are able see their potential results in HD before treatment even begins, we find there is a greater motivation and commitment to following through with the necessary actions.
All of this is designed to help you achieve your dream smile and live a better, healthier life.
We firmly believe that this on-going refit has and will allow us to become more aligned with our goals, positioning us as a forward-thinking, trustworthy institution that puts patient care before all else.
We invite you to step into our newly refitted Clarkston practice, located near Glasgow, to experience the changes and improvements for yourself.
Come and say hi. Feel the ambiance, witness the technological prowess, and, most importantly, let us guide you on a comfortable, patient-centric dental journey that helps you improve your oral health and achieve your dream smile.
Schedule an appointment today to become a part of our commitment to revolutionising dental care.
Transform Your Smile with Brite Dental Edinburgh: Comprehensive Treatment Solutions
Tuesday, July 11th, 2023
Brite Dental in Edinburgh is a leading dental practice renowned for delivering comprehensive dental treatment solutions. Jim Roxborough spearheads our team, which comprises top-notch clinicians, technicians, and support staff.
Using the latest dental technology, we strive to provide our Edinburgh community with exceptional dental care treatments, ensuring healthier lives. Whether you’re seeking preventive measures, restorative treatments, or a complete smile makeover, we’re here to cater to all your dental needs.
Brite Dental in Edinburgh also offers NHS dentistry that provides a wide range of preventive and restorative dental treatments. These treatments are available to all patients, regardless of their age, income, or insurance status, so rest assured, you will have quality dental treatment and flexible payments when choose Brite as your Edinburgh dentist.
At Brite Dental Edinburgh, we offer a wide range of dental care services.
From preventive care to restorative and cosmetic treatments, our commitment to comprehensive dental care means we don’t just address individual problems but also look at your oral health as a whole.
Our preventive dentistry services focus on maintaining good oral health and averting potential dental issues. At Brite Dental Edinburgh, we believe in proactive dental health to prevent future complications.
Regular check-ups, professional cleanings, and personalised oral hygiene education are key components of our preventive care.
Dental check-ups are essential for detecting and preventing dental problems. If left untreated, dental problems can become more serious and difficult to treat. Therefore, it is important to see a dentist regularly so that any problems can be identified and addressed early on. Our dentist in Edinburgh is always ready to cater to your dental needs.
Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. These cleanings are typically performed every six months but may be more frequent depending on your individual needs.
It is recommended to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Brushing right after eating sugary or acidic foods can damage your teeth, so wait at least one hour. Other ways to prevent bad breath include using sugar-free gum, mouthwash and cutting down on sugary foods and drinks.
Restorative dentistry at Brite Dental Edinburgh includes treatments such as fillings, crowns, bridges, and dental implants. These dental procedures restore both function and aesthetics to your smile, repairing damage and enhancing your natural features.
Some of key restorative treatments we offer are:
Our cosmetic dentistry services at Brite Dental Edinburgh are designed to transform your smile. From teeth whitening and veneers to complete smile makeovers, these treatments can significantly improve the appearance of your teeth and boost your self-confidence. Brite Dental offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry treatments at our clinics across Scotland.
The following is a list of the services we provide:
Orthodontics is the practice of correcting the irregular alignment of teeth or bites using braces, including invisible and clear braces. At Brite Dental Edinburgh, we provide orthodontic treatments, which include clear or invisible braces , Invisalign and 6 Months Smiles .
Clear Correct aligners are made from thin, flexible plastic that are virtually invisible in your mouth. They are also removable, so you can still enjoy your favourite foods and drinks without any discomfort.
Invisalign aligners can give you a beautiful smile without interfering with your daily life. It can effectively treat a variety of dental problems, such as spacing, cross-bite, crowding, under-bite, and over-bite.
6 Month Smiles is a short-term orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth quickly, painlessly, and safely.
These dental treatments can straighten teeth, correct jaw position, and improve oral health. Brite Dental in Edinburgh offers a variety of orthodontic treatments that are tailored to your individual needs, so you can achieve a straighter, healthier smile without compromising your lifestyle.
Whether you choose clear or invisible braces, Invisalign, or 6 Month Smiles, our team of experienced orthodontists will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
To ensure a stress-free dental experience, Brite Dental Edinburgh offers sedation dentistry. This is especially beneficial for patients who may have dental anxiety or fear, helping them to relax during their treatment.
If you suffer from a dental phobia or anxiety, please speak to a member of our team who will be there to listen and advise you on what to do next. We offer two types of conscious sedation at Brite Dental, including IV sedation and oral sedation.
IV sedation is where the sedative is entered into the bloodstream via your arm, while oral sedation is where the sedative is consumed with a soft drink.
We understand that dental treatment can be a daunting experience for people who fear the dentist, but we are here to help you make the process as comfortable and easy as possible.
From preventive and restorative dentistry to cosmetic enhancements and orthodontic treatments, Brite Dental in Edinburgh offers a comprehensive range of dental services. Our aim is to transform smiles and improve the quality of life for our community through superior dental healthcare.
Schedule your consultation or appointment with Brite Dental Edinburgh today, and take the first step towards your perfect smile.
B1G1: The Art & Value Of Giving Back
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
As the Scottish saying goes, “Charity begins at home, but shouldn’t end there”, we at Brite Dental understand the value of giving back not just to our local communities but also to those around the world. That’s why we are a member of B1G1. Together with our patients, we are making a difference socially every single day, thanks to B1G1’s special art of giving.
B1G1, which is short for Buy 1 Give 1, is a social enterprise based in Singapore that was set up more than 7 years ago. The idea behind this non-profit organisation is to give back via a daily business transaction. B1G1 is managed by an enterprising team with a social conscience who hail from various corners of the globe and have diverse backgrounds. Today, B1G1 has over 2,000 members.
B1G1 makes it possible to give back to the community with any of its low-cost projects for as little as US one cent. As Homer said, “The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others”, true enough, for example, US 80 cents make a big difference in countries like Ethiopia. Each time a B1G1 member like The Brite team makes a business transaction, a tiny portion is given back for the social development and well-being of different communities around the world. When totalled for the day, it can give an amount that makes a huge positive difference to one corner of the globe.
What you take for granted for every day, basic amenities like toilet and safe, clean drinking water are things that are hard to come by for those living in specific parts of the world. Some of the small cost projects by B1G1 are provision of safe drinking water, prevention program of child blindness, provision of clean water access, vaccination of dogs against rabies and provision of access to a basic amenity like toilet. So if you sign up with Brite Dental as a new dental patient, you too give back to those who are in dire need via us.
If you are one of Brite Dental’s existing patients and decide to follow one of our dental plans, you too are making a difference. As a B1G1 member, we at The Brite group give back to various communities via our chosen high impact B1G1 projects. What’s more, you can see every single CSR impact we made in real time via the Google map on our website.
B1G1 offers hundreds of high impact projects that were carefully screened and are in accordance with sustainable development goals as set by world leaders for the selection of its members. Some of the projects that we at Brite Dental chose previously are provision of blankets to insulate a child during winter, nourishing meals for refugee children and educating a disadvantaged child. By signing up with us as a new patient or for one of our dental plans, you too give back to the community. Don’t worry, there’s no extra charge to you in any way. It’s our small way of actively contributing to a huge positive change in the world.
Facial Aesthetics At Brite Dental
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
It’s true that beauty lies within but there’s no denying that physical beauty appeals to a person’s senses, giving him or her a feeling of well-being and joy.
With cosmetic aesthetics becoming increasingly safer, affordable and accessible, it’s no wonder that the popularity of facial aesthetic treatment has grown exponentially in recent years, especially here in the UK where such treatments were rare just ten or so years ago.
If you’re eager to reduce the signs of aging or enhance your natural beauty, our professional facial aesthetics treatments in Scotland could be perfect for you.
Non-surgical facial aesthetics procedures are now commonplace treatments provided by dentists across the UK. They have evolved over the years as advancements in products and techniques have been identified, making cosmetic aesthetics more accessible and safer than ever before.
Facial aesthetics treatments, such as Botox, anti-wrinkle treatment and dermal filler, all require minimal or no downtime. Anesthesia is not required, and because the needles used are so fine, patients report only mild discomfort.
With facial aesthetic procedures by Brite Dental, wrinkles on your face can quickly be reduced, or even removed altogether, to give a natural, smooth finish.
As you know, first impressions count. Whether for an interview, a date or any other important life event, we all want to look and feel our best.
Facial aesthetics can do a lot more than just improve our outward appearance, however. Being able to look at yourself in the mirror and see a face that looks younger and wrinkle-free can work wonders on your self-esteem, boost your confidence and improve morale.
Apart from anti-wrinkle injections, there are other things you can do to rejuvenate your look, such as lip filler, which has become increasingly popular in the UK. Lip filler is perfect for those who feel unhappy with the structure and volume of their lips. Redefining or enhancing your lips is possible with facial aesthetics and can help give you a more symmetrical appearance along with fuller, more voluptuous lips.
The main benefits that facial aesthetics can provide, include:
There are various types of treatments that you can choose for enhancing your physical appearance. Two of the most common treatments are:
Wrinkles do not only appear when we are older, sun exposure and smoking can cause wrinkles to appear even when we are young. Believe it or not, too much laughing can even cause wrinkles. But with anti-wrinkle injections, you can limit the number of wrinkles that appear around your face and neck whilst still looking natural in your appearance.
Similarly, lip filler can give your lips a more symmetrical and fuller look whilst not looking hard, unnatural or oversized. When done professionally, lip filler gives a natural look that can work wonders for your confidence and help you achieve your desired appearance.
Many patients are hesitant to commit to facial aesthetic treatments as they feel they may permanently damage their face or end up with a frozen, unnatural look.
First of all, it’s important to note that this concern is justified. It’s highly recommended that you look into the type of treatment you want and that you properly research the person or company offering facial aesthetic treatment. You’ll find that most issues arise from individuals choosing to go to unlicensed, non-professional business that have only just started doing cosmetic aesthetics as a way to make additional income due to its rising popularity.
As long as you choose a reliable professional to administer and also educate you on facial aesthetic treatment, you will be in safe hands.
Often, dentists are the best choice for facial aesthetics as they are already licensed medical professionals, have a firm understanding of the medicine and appliances used, and will have trained specifically for the treatments they administer. There are also greater repercussions for dentists who offer poor treatment, meaning they are more likely to ensure a high level of service.
Choosing the right facial aesthetic treatment for you will depend on the look you want to achieve; the areas you want to target and the type of changes you wish to see. We’ve broken down the process of our three most popular facial treatment so you can properly assess each one individually.
Anti- wrinkle injection treatment is a simple and quick procedure where no anesthesia is required.
Botulinum toxin is injected into the targeted areas and the toxin blocks motor nerve transmitters so that the muscles can’t contract, thus relaxing and softening. As a result, the skin above the muscles becomes smooth, especially after continuous treatment. The results of the non-invasive Botox procedure normally last for 3 to 6 months and is perfect for those who want to remove the signs of aging.
Lip Filler treatment begins with local anesthetic being applied to your lips to numb them before the fillers are injected in a tiny dose into the concerned area of the lips.
The lip area is then massaged to smoothen the product. This non-surgical procedure usually takes around half an hour and the results are immediate. If you want fuller, more rounded lips, then lip filler can help you achieve your desired look.
The benefits of our facial rejuvenation treatments are endless. Whether your aim is to eliminate frown lines, restore your skin’s hydration or perfect your pout, you can be sure you are in safe hands at Brite Dental.
Back To School Dental Check
Friday, August 25th, 2017
When your child is going back to school, you have lots to think about such as buying school books, clothing and other items. The thought of including a dental check-up as part of your child’s going back to school preparations may not enter your mind. But according to the American Dental Association, a dental examination for your child is truly vital.
Generally, children favour sugary food items and when combined with improper dental care, it can lead to tooth decay. True enough, according to the American Dental Association, one of the main reasons for children’s absences from school is dental suffering or pain. Dental pain can affect a child’s speech, learning, eating and other daily activities.
Just like adults, children are also advised to visit the dentist for regular check-ups every six months. Even with diligent flossing and brushing, there might be some hard to reach places in the mouth where food particle accumulation is possible. Professional cleaning by one of the Brite group dentists ensures whatever build up or teeth stains are effectively removed.
A dental expert would check the overall condition of your child’s teeth. Asides from checking for cavities and advising about possible tooth filling, the dentist would also check the overall teeth alignment. A milk tooth normally first appears when a baby is around six months old. Milk teeth are gradually replaced by permanent teeth when a child is around six or seven years old. So, a dentist also checks the progress of your child’s permanent teeth, ensuring that each tooth is erupting properly.
Let’s say that your child has a set of permanent teeth. If there are any orthodontic issues, the Brite team can talk you through the different teeth straightening treatments available at the practice.
Even if the issue is merely cosmetic, it should be addressed properly. This is because it can affect a child psychologically, creating lower self-esteem among other things. So, taking the necessary step for proper teeth alignment when your child is still young is truly important.
The dentist may decide to take X-rays for checking the actual condition of the root system and determining if there is any tooth decay that can’t be visually seen. Professional cleaning of your child’s teeth by the Brite group experts not only ensure the whiteness and cleanliness of teeth but also gums, providing good oral health. As you may know, children are more vulnerable to diseases compared to adults and good oral health is vital for the prevention of diseases.
Another thing the Brite dental team can do is apply fissure sealant to your child’s teeth. The sealant is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth. It is normally a thin coating which prevents the accumulation of food particles. The sealant treatment normally lasts for a few years.
As well as discouraging your child from taking too much of sugary food and drinks, you should ensure that your child brushes and flosses the teeth at least twice a day, before going to bed and after getting up in the morning. Encourage your child to eat healthy snacks like fresh fruits, yogurt and vegetables which are healthy for your growing child.
Similar to adult toothpaste, your child’s toothpaste should also have fluoride, which protects the tooth enamel against bacteria and plaque. When it comes to your child’s toothbrush, get one that makes a nice fit into your child’s mouth with bristles that aren’t too soft or hard. Also, it’s advisable to change your child’s toothbrush every three months. This is because children’s toothbrushes aren’t normally robust and the bristles lose their splay and strength sooner compared to adult toothbrushes. For preventing any form of teeth damage during sports or rough play, get a custom-made mouth guard for your child from the Brite group.
Brite Dental are happy to be part of the Childsmile programme for Scotland. The core of the programme is to create access for families who would not otherwise have access to dental services for their little ones, particularly those areas with poor child dental care.
If you have any questions or concerns for your child’s oral health, then please feel free to contact your local Brite Dental Practice today.
The Best Food For Strong, Healthy Teeth
Friday, May 26th, 2017
We often think of our diet as affecting only our bodies. Eating fewer fatty foods means we’ll lose a few pounds, whilst eating more protein will boost our strength. However, diet is extremely important for our teeth as well as our bodies, and there are particular foods we should be eating that are especially good for teeth
National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. It has a particular focus on how important diet is for healthy teeth, emphasizing the point that healthy food is not just good for our bodies, but also improves the health and strength of our teeth.
One of the key messages this campaign highlights is to cut down on sugary foods and drinks. So, we thought it would be a good idea to put together some tips on how you can do just that!
We’ve also included a list of foods that are extremely good for our teeth and have provided advice on how to enhance the strength of your teeth by eating the right kind of foods. Read below to find all the information you need for creating the perfect diet for healthy teeth.
The foods you eat affect your teeth and gums as well as your overall health. A poor diet can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Foods high in carbohydrates, sugars and starches greatly influence the production of plaque acids that attack the tooth enamel. Eventually, these acids can cause tooth enamel to break down, causing the formation of a cavity.
Sugary foods can also contribute to tooth decay. Almost all foods, including milk and vegetables, contain some type of sugar, however, these foods are a necessary part of a healthy diet as they also contain important nutrients.
Therefore, it’s important to strike the right balance between naturally sugary foods, such as fruits and vegetable, whilst cutting down or entirely avoiding foods and drinks with added sugars. Typical and popular sugary foods include fizzy drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks, sweets, biscuits and pastries.
By creating and sticking to a balanced diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, fresh fruit and vegetables will help protect your tooth enamel and prevent long-term problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. However, If your diet lacks certain nutrients, teeth can become weaker, more prone to decay, and the tissues in your mouth and gums will be less able to resist infection.
Most of us are aware of the importance of good oral hygiene habits and try to maintain a regular brushing and flossing routine, however, often we forget about the impact food can have on our teeth.
To help our patients eat the best food for strong teeth, we’ve included a list of everyday foods that can help improve the health and strength of your teeth, as well as having a positive impact on your overall health and fitness; A win-win situation!
Apples are full of vitamins and the skin of the apple scrubs against your teeth which helps remove plaque and stains. Furthermore, they are great for getting rid of bad breath as the acidity of the apple helps kill any bad bacteria that may be the cause of this.
Spinach, lettuce and other leafy green vegetables come with a huge variety of health and dental benefits. As well as antioxidants and iron, they are full of beta- carotene which helps keep tooth enamel strong.
Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna contain omega-3 fats which break down the inflammation that occurs when bacteria irritate gums. They also provide us with minerals and vitamin D which are key components to strong teeth and jaw bones.
Drinking plenty of water and eating a well-balanced diet will help keep your smile healthy. If you choose a snack, choose nutritious foods such as low fat and fat-free dairy foods like cheese and yoghurt. Nuts and raw vegetables are also tooth friendly snacks.
If you have not stuck to a healthy diet in recent years and are suffering from cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, pain or even tooth loss, do not lose hope of achieving a happy and healthy smile!
There are now many cosmetic dental procedures that can help to improve both the aesthetic look, strength and health of your smile. Some of the best cosmetic options for improving the strength and health of your teeth include:
If you are more focused on improving the aesthetic look of your smile, you might consider:
If you are serious about your oral health and truly want to improve the health and strength of your teeth, then it’s essential that you visit your dentist regularly. Attending regular dental check-ups will help identify issues before they become serious, which leads to better overall oral health and will contribute to maintaining strong, healthy teeth for longer.
Your dentist will also give your personalised advice on diet, oral health habits and relevant procedures that will help improve your smile and health.
Brite Dental was created by an award-winning team of dentists and dental care professionals to provide you with the best level of dental care available today.
Register at one of our four practices today to book an appointment, or simply get in touch for further advice and tips for improving your diet and your oral health.
Brite Dental – National Smile Month
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Here at Brite Dental, we are passionate about great oral health, and that’s why we are happy to support National Smile Month. From the 15th May-15th June 2017 dentists and orthodontists around the country, along with various other organisations, are placing a focus on the importance of oral hygiene and of taking great care of your teeth. It is the longest-running and largest campaign of its type in the UK.
The campaign has been running since 1977, and since that time is has continued to grow and gain more support. It was designed to improve communication between dentists and their patients, and to improve the oral health of the nation. The campaign has also expanded to the USA and makes a huge impact on social media. Over 60 million people took part worldwide in 2016.
Great dental health should always be a priority. Not only does it keep your smile looking great but it keeps your mouth healthy which can also affect your overall health. The campaign does vital work in encouraging people to keep up-to-date with regular dentist appointments. The old phrase ‘prevention is better than a cure’ is still true, and regular dentist visits can flag up any issues with your teeth and gums, so that they can be treated before progressing and causing further issues. The friendly and professional Brite team are on hand to book you an appointment to kick-start your National Smile Month.
As well as encouraging patients to see their dentist more often, the campaign also focuses on all-round dental health. One element of this is inspiring everyone to brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride-based toothpaste, to fight tooth decay and minimise the need for dental treatments such as fillings. They encourage everyone to floss, and to try to stop smoking. Another element of the campaign is to get people to cut down on the amount of sugary foods and drinks they consume, a leading cause of tooth problems, and even tooth loss. The Brite group can help to give you other great tips, such as information about sugar-free options, when and how to brush your teeth, and what acidic foods to avoid.
National Smile Week also wants to educate the nation about good gum health. The campaign provides lots of information about how the health of your mouth and gums can affect your overall health, such as the link between unhealthy gums and strokes, heart disease, and diabetes. It is important to see your dentist if you notice any tell-tale symptoms such as inflammation, loose teeth, bad breath, or blood when you brush your teeth.
At Brite Dental, our friendly care team are always at hand to care for your dental needs, don’t wait until a problem arises, make your next dental check- up today and let us do what we can to identify and prevent any dental issues.
Signs You Should See Your Dentist
Monday, May 8th, 2017
Regular dental check-ups are vital for maintaining the best oral health. Your smile is one of the first things anyone notices, and keeping it healthy and beautiful is important. Small aches and pains may not appear serious, but with time they can progress, leading to serious problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. So, when you notice something wrong with your teeth or gums, make sure to book an appointment at the Brite group as soon as possible.
Another reason to see your dentist may be more psychological than physical. The appearance of your teeth, such as their colour or if they are uneven or crooked, may make you feel unhappy with how you look. The Brite team is on-hand to offer a range of cosmetic treatments that can help you to feel confident again. These include teeth whitening, dental implants, invisible braces and many more.
Even if you don’t have any current issues, regular check-ups are still really important. If you visit as much as your dentist thinks is necessary (this can vary from person to person, depending on your oral health) they can spot any potential problems early on, and can offer treatment to stop tooth decay or gum disease from progressing.
Tooth decay and gum disease can lead to serious issues if not treated. Without help from a dentist, these conditions will progress and worsen over time, until teeth become weak and loose. They may also cause you severe pain which can be eased with a dental visit. Acute conditions such as infections also need immediate treatment in order to keep your mouth in the best condition. Dental hygiene is important for staying in good health.
If you think you may have a cavity or a loose tooth filling, but you’re nervous about going to the dentist, don’t panic! Brite Dental has a friendly, qualified team that will help you to relax and make it through your appointment in a pain-free, calming environment. The Brite team will take time to evaluate your needs and will take into consideration the bigger picture, addressing any worries before treatment starts. Our experienced team will then put together an individualised treatment plan. So contact us today to book your next appointment.