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Your Checklist for a Healthy Smile

Monday, June 13th, 2016

To help maintain a healthy mouth, Brite Dental have made a daily checklist with some handy tips.

1. Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes

Brushing your teeth twice a day, in the morning and before you go to bed, is absolutely vital for keeping them healthy. Not only does brushing eliminate food particles and plaque from the mouth, but it prevents gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath. The recommended time of 2 minutes helps ensure that you are not rushing through the process and that all the teeth are clean. Always use gentle back and forth motion across your teeth and gum line when brushing.

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2. Brush at least 30 minutes after eating

After consuming acidic or sugary foods you should wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth as this allows enough time for your saliva to neutralise the food acids. Theses acids are found in most foods and can be harmful to your tooth enamel as the acid contained in the food temporarily softens the enamel as these foods interact with the plaque in the mouth. Brushing directly after the consumption of such foods will cause further damage to the teeth surface. Don’t neglect your tongue! brushing your tongue helps remove plaque and bacteria that sticks to the surface which in turn can help fight bad breath.

3. Floss once a day

Many people forget this one! Flossing your teeth makes all the difference, it helps get rid of food particles that get stuck between your teeth that you cannot reach when brushing. It plays an important role in helping maintain good oral hygiene and preventing gum disease. Care must be taken when flossing to avoid irritating your gums which can often result in bleeding. Just ask at your local Brite, we would be more than happy to demonstrate how you can floss effectively.

 

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4. Rinse with antibacterial mouthwash

Rinsing your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash after brushing is strongly recommended. Not only does it help remove plague and refresh your breath but can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

5. Chew sugarless gum

Brushing your teeth after every meal is not very practical, plus over brushing can damage your enamel. So we advise chewing sugarless gum after eating. This will help to keep your breath smelling fresh but chewing also encourages the production of saliva which acts as a natural defence against acid. This also washes away food particles, helping to keep your teeth clean.

6. Limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages

We all enjoy indulging in sugary snacks every now and again, however consuming these too often can affect the whiteness of your smile and the freshness of your breath. What’s more of a concern is a poor diet can also lead to tooth decay and gum disease. This is due to the sugar reacting to bacteria in the plaque (the sticky layer on your teeth) and producing harmful acids. These acids then attack the teeth and destroy the enamel which can result in a cavity or hole forming.

 

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Incorporating these things into your daily routine will help you maintain a healthy smile. You should also remember to replace your toothbrush regularly. This should be done every 3 to 4 months or when the bristles start to look worn. Don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly; frequent check-ups are essential, so why not contact us and book your next appointment at Brite Dental?

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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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Season’s Greetings!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Christmas at Clarkston Are you looking for a perfect Christmas present?

Welcome to December! Holiday season is approaching fast and everyone is rushing to get presents for their loved ones. Did you know that you can buy teeth whitening and other dental work vouchers for you family members and friends at Brite Dental? There is nothing better than seeing them smile bright! Contact your local Brite Dental clinic and ask about dental work gift vouchers.

Season’s Greetings from Brite Dental!

Our dental teams have started decorating practices for Christmas. The first one to wish you happy holiday season is our dental clinic in Clarkston. If you are a patient with us or are looking for a dentist in Clarkston visit us and see our Christmas display.

If you would like to find out more contact us today!

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Teeth Whitening at Brite Dental

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Teeth Whitening Would you like to have a dazzling white smile for a festive season?

Did you know that Brite Dental can offer you safe, efficient and pain-free teeth whitening?  You can get your teeth whitened at the clinic or purchase a professional teeth whitening kit to use at the comfort of your own home. We even offer teeth whitening worth £295 for free when you join our Beautiful Smiles Dental Plan!

Why Choose Tooth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth tend to go darker as we age due to smoking, eating coloured foods or drinking coloured drinks such as blackcurrant juice, red wine, tea and coffee. Some people tend to have more unevenly coloured or naturally greyer teeth than others.

Fortunately, tooth whitening can greatly lighten the colour of your natural teeth without damaging it. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment than can make your smile look natural or sparkling white.

It has never been easier to have a healthy and beautifully white smile. Brite Dental offers a number of options that allows you to spread your dental costs through the year and have a smile you wish to have. Book your teeth whitening appointment today or  join one of our dental plans.

What Dental Plans Do We Offer?

Brite Dental practices offer affordable dental plans to keep your smile healthy and white all year round. Did you know that for as little as £19.99 a month you can get a worldwide dental insurance, 2 private hygiene appointments a year, customized teeth whitening kit, whitening gel, 20% off a number of private treatments and 10% off oral hygiene products bought at the practice. If you would like to find out more about our Brite Whitening Plan contact your local practice or click here.

If you would like more dental benefits included to your plan join our Beautiful Smiles Plan. Beautiful Smiles Plan includes regular oral medicine examinations with the dentist, dental hygiene appointments, emergency callout dental insurance, worldwide dental trauma insurance, a number of discounts, all necessary radiographs, complimentary teeth whitening kit and more! Beautiful Smiles Plan costs from £23 a month and enables you to look after your teeth and oral health all year round.

Why get a Teeth Whitening Voucher for Christmas?

Give yourself or your loved one the gift of a perfect smile this Christmas! Surprise your family members and friends with original teeth whitening voucher gift. Purchase your teeth whitening voucher at our dental practices in Paisley, Clarkston, Bridge of Weir and Houston and sparkle bright this Christmas! Enhance the colour of your smile with Teeth Whitening at Brite Dental.

If you would like to find out more contact us today.

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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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Welcome to Brite Dental Family!

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Bridge of Weir Brite Dental is Expanding

We are extremely happy to announce that Brite Dental will be able to offer you NHS and cosmetic dentistry treatments in Bridge of Weir and Houston. Yes, we are expanding, so if you are looking for a dentist in Bridge of Weir or Houston visit our dental clinics or register online. We are happy to welcome new patients from all over Renfrewshire and further afield.

Are you looking for a dentist in Bridge of Weir or Houston?

Dr Jonathan Reid and his team have joined Brite Dental family this October after serving Bridge of Weir and Houston communities for over 10 years under the name of Shiels Norman & Jonathan Reid Dental Practice. Both of the new practices will offer you more advanced and versatile dental treatments such as orthodontics and dental implants. Dr Reid will also be able to refer you to the best dental experts in Glasgow, Paisley and Clarkston.

Hello from the Practice Manager Geraldine!

Brite Dental Bridge of Weir & Houston practice manager Geraldine Quinn says: ‘Hello, welcome to Brite Dental Bridge of Weir and Houston. My name is Geraldine and I have been working as a dental nurse at the Houston and Bridge of Weir Practice since 2002.  I am a qualified dental nurse, with an additional qualification in dental radiography. Although our practice has had a change of name we will continue to provide the same caring, professional and fun service to which the patients have become accustomed. We are fortunate here in Bridge of Weir and Houston in having such friendly patients who have such a good rapport with our staff. I have been recently appointed as Practice Manager and I am looking forward to this new challenge’. If you have any dental concerns or are looking for an experienced dental team to look after your and your family’s oral health needs contact Brite Dental today and start smiling with confidence!

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