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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.

Introduction to B1G1

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.

What is special about B1G1?

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.

The link connecting you, B1G1 and Brite Dental

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.

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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. So, it’s no wonder that today, facial aesthetics holds key prominence.

What is facial aesthetics?

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 thus causing significant cosmetic enhancement.   

The procedures require minimal or no downtime at all. Anaesthesia is not required, and because the needles used are so fine patients report only mild discomfort. Wrinkles on your face can be reduced or even removed altogether with facial aesthetic procedures by Brite Dental.

Various benefits of facial aesthetics

 

As you know, first impressions count whether it is for an interview, a date or any other important meeting. Also, to be 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 and boost your morale. Apart from anti- wrinkle injections, there are other things you can do to rejuvenate your look. Let’s say your lips are not as full as you would like them to be. Perhaps, you have thin lips that disappear when you smile or you feel that your entire face is less symmetrically balanced because of the structure and volume of your lips. Redefining or enhancing your lips is possible with facial aesthetics.

Types of treatments for enhancing your appearance

There are various types of treatments that you can choose for enhancing your physical appearance. Two key ones are lip fillers and anti-wrinkle injections (Botox). 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 cause wrinkles.

Selecting the best treatment for you

 

 

Anti- wrinkle injection treatment is a simple and quick procedure where no anaesthesia 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 end up relaxing. 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.

Lip Filler treatment begins with local anaesthetic 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. So, you get to enjoy your new pout right away!

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. To select the best solution and treatment for you, simply consult one of our facial aesthetic experts today!

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Remove Your Wrinkles with Facial Aesthetics

Friday, March 24th, 2017

After you’ve attained a pearly white smile, why not continue your course of rejuvenation with first-rate facial aesthetics. Brite Dental offers an incredible range of facial aesthetic treatments to complement your dental makeover, with some of the quickest and most effective anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments around. Our treatments are performed by our highly-experienced practitioners utilising the best technology and tried and tested techniques. Our bespoke treatment options give you plenty of choice, whether you’re looking to smooth out lines and wrinkles, or add volume to more depressed areas of your face.

Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Treatments?

The tissues of your face are subject to daily stresses from a whole host of factors. Simple ageing effects can cause a build-up of lines and wrinkles, while sun exposure, poor nutrition decisions and smoking can exacerbate things further. Even simple things like smiling can cause lines and wrinkles to develop on the face prematurely. If you’re noticing your face is ageing faster than you’d like, facial aesthetic treatments are a great way of combating these effects in a fast, efficient and non-invasive way.

Reduce the Signs of Ageing with Anti-Wrinkle Injections

One of the most popular facial aesthetic treatments available at Brite Dental is anti-wrinkle injections. Millions of people across the world choose this non-invasive, non-surgical treatment every year to help reduce the visible signs of ageing. These gentle injections help reduce the severity of lines, creases and wrinkles caused by facial muscles. Each injection blocks nerve impulses, reducing overactive movement in the muscles that tend to cause these wrinkles. Treatments can take as little as 30 minutes, with quick and instant results that provide dramatic rejuvenation after your first course.

Facial and Dermal Lip Fillers

 

Lip fillers are becoming more and more popular with both men and women. Lips are some of the most prominent features of the face, so it pays to invest in their appearance. Lip fillers can enhance the natural shape and volume of the tissue, giving your face an instant lift. The process simple. One of our expert practitioners will inject dermal filler to the target area, then gently smooth out the material to provide your lips with natural plumpness and volume. Again, the treatment process is quick and easy, with most individual treatments taking as little as 30 minutes. An ideal choice if you’re looking for quick, easy and noticeable results with no downtime to your schedule.

Get in Touch Today

Ready to discuss facial aesthetic treatments? Get in touch with the team at Brite Dental today to arrange your consultation. What’s more, our complimentary consultations provide you with plenty of insight when it comes to discussing what treatments are best suited to you and your individual needs. To speak to the team, call your nearest branch direct or drop us a message via the online enquiry form with your query.

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Brite Futures – Action for Children

Friday, July 15th, 2016

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Action for Children charity – has been supporting the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children for over 145 years. This charity helps children and young people by providing successful fundraising events, running children’s centres and helping young people into education, training and employment. This is only a fraction of the fantastic work they do. 

Annually they host a Woman of Influence award ceremony and this year this was held at Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel where over 300 guests attended. The Brite Dental team were fortunate enough to be part of this year’s illustrious event, where influential women in Scotland are recognised for their outstanding contribution to our society.

Over £62,000 was raised at this year’s event with Brite Dental being one of the headline sponsors. Moreover, Brite Dental donated money AFC2for a trip to take 100 children and 53 parents from Clackmannanshire family centre to Auchingarrich. The trip is a great experience for the children to share with their family and for many, it will be their summer holiday. The outing will include a fun-filled day at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre where there are a number of activities to keep the children amused and entertained.  These include mini golf, indoor and outdoor play parks, tractors circuit and animal feeding.  This gives these inner- city children a chance to experience life in the countryside and learn more about animals.

Team members from each of our practices will benefit from this experience as they  will also be attending.  Brite Dental would like to thank everyone for their support and involvement in making this possible for this honourable cause. The generosity of this donation will give the children the opportunity to create fond memories they will cherish forever.

 

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Teeth Whitening at Brite Dental

Friday, May 27th, 2016

What causes the discolouring of my teeth?

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Unfortunately, teeth can become stained and discoloured due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes your teeth will become discoloured simply due to ageing. However, lifestyle and food choices can also take their toll on your pearly whites. Luckily you don’t need to put up with stained teeth and a highly effective, affordable and pain-free solution is to visit your local Brite practice to have your teeth professionally whitened.  From whitening strips to whitening toothpaste there’s a wide range of ways to get your teeth brighter. Here’s how to choose a safe method that is effective and won’t harm your teeth.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a dental treatment that lightens your teeth and helps to remove stains and discolouration. It is one of the most popular dental cosmetic procedures because your teeth can have such a huge impact on your overall appearance. It is the process of restoring the natural tooth colour shade or making the teeth whiter than the natural colour shade.

What happens during the teeth whitening process?

whiteningTo give your smile a quick, effective mini-makeover pop into your local Brite where our dental clinician performs in-house whitening on you by placing a protective barrier between your teeth and your gums. The teeth whitening gel is then applied to your teeth and the gel is stimulated with a blue light that is on the teeth for ten minutes. The gel is then washed off and this step is repeated twice. This safe in house procedure allows our dentists to whiten your teeth within the hour, meaning you can leave your local Brite with a glistening smile. To help maintain this or if you would simply prefer to whiten your teeth in your own home. Our dental team can offer you safe and effective teeth whitening kits which include bespoke whitening trays and professional teeth whitening gels.

What results should I expect? 

With Brite Dental’s whitening treatment, you can achieve a smile up to 10 shades lighter! Whether you choose to undergo treatment in the comfort of your local Brite dental practice or use our teeth whitening kits in the convenience of your own home, teeth whitening is a quick and convenient way to gain a better-looking smile. There is no need for you to smile with a closed mouth any more because your brighter and healthier smile will give you a shot of self- confidence.  Improving your self-esteem, appearance and positively affecting other people’s perceptions of you are only a few of the benefits that you will experience from teeth whitening.

 

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The first thing many people notice about us is our smile and with our current teeth whitening plan, this is the perfect time to spoil yourself with a brightness boost. For more information about our fantastic offer contact us today!

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Childsmile Scheme Saves Scotland £5M a Year

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

childsmile NHS ScotlandRecent data has shown that the Scottish Childsmile programme saves nearly £5 million a year in treatments costs. The statement was made by Scotland’s public health minister Maureen Watt. She explained that the savings have been made due to a decrease in the amount of fillings, general anaesthetics and extractions required.

What is the Childsmile Scheme?

Childsmile is a national programme that was created in Scotland to improve the oral health of children and improve access to dental services. The scheme was created in 2008 and works in partnership with various schools, nurseries and dental practices.

How Has Childsmile Helped Improve Children’s Dental Health in Scotland?

The Childmsile programme has not only helped save millions of pounds but it has also helped improve the dental health of children in Scotland. Since the scheme was introduced, Scotland has seen a decrease in the number of primary one children with ‘obvious decay experience’ from 46% to 32%. 92% of Scottish children are also now registered to a NHS dentist. The results of the scheme have shown what a focus on prevention and education can achieve.

NHS Childsmile Programme and Brite Dental

Brite Dental is happy to be a part of Scotland’s Childsmile programme. As part of the Childsmile scheme, children receive free toothbrushes, toothpaste and two fluoride varnish applications per year. Children attending nursery and those who attend a primary school in a deprived area are also offered daily supervised brushing. A key focus of the programme is to prevent the development of dental decay which is important to avoid the need for root canal treatment. Brite Dental are proud to help children learn about their dental health and ways to improve it.

Brite Dental is an NHS and cosmetic dentistry dental practice. To find out more, or to register, contact us today.

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Brite Dental Paisley is a Recognized Six Month Smiles Provider

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Six Month SmilesDr Gordon Matthew at Brite Dental clinic in Paisley has been announced to be a recognized Six Month Smiles provider. He has been straightening patients’ teeth for years and now is able to offer various orthodontic options to suit your dental needs and budget.

What is Six Month Smiles?

6 month smiles clear braces system is effective, user friendly and fast solution for teeth straightening. Many of the teeth straightening methods on the market take a long time: 1-2 years or so. However, with 6 month smiles, you can get the smile of your dreams in just 6 months.

How does 6 Month Smiles orthodontic system work?

The 6 month smiles clear braces system concentrates only on the teeth that are seen when you smile. So, because these clear braces/aligners do not attempt to make big changes to your bite, they are able to make a noticeable different to your front teeth – and thus to your smile – in just 6 months.

Because of the low forces and the short overall treatment time used, this is one of the most comfortable, safe, and professional options for getting straighter teeth. Moreover, the 6 month smile system delivers some of the most predictable results of any orthodontic system. The incorporation of Six Month Smiles Patient Tray Kits into your treatment programme will ensure that all of your appointments and check-ups are performed in a timely manner.

How noticeable is 6 Month Smiles system?

These braces are designed to be discreet, so you can wear them to work without a worry. They use ceramic aligners and tooth coloured wires so that they are very unobtrusive in your mouth. They can barely be seen when you are talking and smiling at a normal distance from other people, so you can smile with confidence even when you are wearing the braces. And, after 6 months when you remove them, you will have wonderfully straight teeth. This makes 6 Month Smiles one of the most user friendly orthodontic solutions in dentistry market today.

Do not let crooked teeth dent your confidence any longer. Opt for a set of 6 Month Smiles braces and in just 6 months you can have the straight teeth that you have always dreamed of. If that is not a reason to smile all of the time, then we don’t know what is.

Contact Brite Dental in Paisley and register today!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Brite Dental!

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Brite Dental Valentines DayThank you for choosing Brite Dental to look after your oral health needs!

We have decorated our practices in Clarkston, Paisley, Bridge of Weir and Houston to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Visit us and see our romantic Valentine’s display.

Brite Dental team would like to wish you happy Valentine’s Day with your husbands, wifes, partners, relatives and friends. Love is in the air!

If you would like to find out about NHS and cosmetic dental treatments at Brite Dental click here.

 

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Win an electric toothbrush for Christmas worth £169!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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Would you like to win an electric toothbrush for Christmas?

If you have all of your Christmas presents sorted it’s time to relax and unwind. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and think what would YOU like for Christmas? A new car, iPhone, tablet….

What about an electric toothbrush? It can greatly improve your oral health and make your teeth beautiful and white. Wouldn’t it be a fabulous Christmas gift for yourself? We would like to invite you to participate in our social media competition on Facebook and win an electric Oral B toothbrush! It’s very easy! Simply like Brite Dental page on Facebook and wish us a ‘Merry Christmas’ under the competition picture. This prize will help you to keep your smile bright and healthy all year round!

The winner will be announced on the Christmas Eve, 24th of December. Good luck!

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Brite Dental Supports Mouth Cancer Action Month

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Mouth Cancer Action MonthHave you heard about Mouth Cancer Action Month?

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a brilliant campaign that helps to raise awareness of oral cancer and encourages people to get checked out in time. Did you know that more than 6,700 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2013? People who are diagnosed at the early stages of oral cancer have a higher survival rate.

Did you know that Brite Dental Dentists Routinely Screen for Oral Cancer?

Mouth Cancer Action Month is a perfect reminder for people to look after themselves and make sure that they and their loved ones are healthy. Did you know that at Brite Dental practices we carry out oral cancer examinations as a part of your dental routine check-ups? If you have any concerns or any questions about oral cancer contact us or ask your dentist at any Brite Dental practices.

This year our teams are supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month by taking #BlueLipSelfies and raising awareness on our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can view our #BlueLipSelfie galleries and support the campaign by commenting under the pages.

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