We hope this finds you well.
With guidance from the Scottish government and the Chief Dental Officer, all of our practices have remained closed since 24th March. Please rest assured that our team will continue to help you by giving telephone advice and making referrals to designated dental premises if deemed necessary.
If you are a registered patient and you do have a dental emergency which includes severe pain, bleeding, facial swelling or trauma, please call Brite Dental Paisley on 0141 889 2012, Brite Dental Clarkston on 0141 644 1210, Brite Dental Bridge of Weir on 01505 612122 or Brite Dental Gilmerton on 0131 666 2307 for further guidance.
If you have any other enquiries, please email the practice and the team will be in touch as soon as we reopen.
In the background, the Brite Dental team have been working really hard pre planning for reopening the practices. We are working to ensure all necessary measures are taken to keep patients and staff safe and well upon return.
These will include implementing further cross infection protocols for you and the team’s safety to ensure all clinical recommendations with regards to hygiene and inspections will be rigorously adhered to.
Our staff and patient health are our number one priority.
We appreciate this is a difficult time and we would like to thank you for your continued support, please be safe and take care of your families, we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
A healthy mouth goes hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle. More and more research is showing the link between gum disease, heart disease and poor health.
At Brite Dental our goal is to help all of our patients have good dental health. This means no gum disease or tooth decay. To help you achieve this we have designed a health maintenance plan for each and every patient centered around specific needs and disease risks.
Regular teeth brushing and flossing between the teeth will help maintain healthy teeth and gums and will prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Dental plaque and tartar (calculus) are the main causes of tooth decay and gum disease. Mouthwashes, tongue cleaning, and avoiding sugary drinks and food will also help keep teeth and gums healthy. If you are a smoker you should attempt to quit as this is a major contributor of gum disease.
Dental plaque is a white coloured soft material that forms on a tooth's surface when bacteria combines with food and saliva. Plaque is easily removed by brushing and flossing and by maintaining good oral hygiene. Tartar is plaque that has hardened and it sticks firmly to teeth. It is very difficult to remove without a visit to the dentist. A dental check-up should be carried out at least once a year.
Tooth decay is also known as caries and occurs when holes form in parts of the enamel of a tooth. The primary cause of caries is the build-up of plaque. The bacteria in plaque react with the sugars and starches in food to form acids, which dissolves the tooth enamel. Tooth decay often leads to a visit to the dentist for fillings, crowns or inlays.
Gum disease inflames the tissues surround the teeth. In most cases, gum disease is caused by the plaque. Gum disease can be divided into two types - gingivitis and periodontitis: Gingivitis refers to the inflammation of the gums and periodontitis will occur if gingivitis worsens and progresses to the tissues that join the teeth to the gums. Gum disease causes the majority of tooth loss in adults, it can also cause bad breath (halitosis). Gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene dental health. Did you know that smoking is a serious contender to gum disease?
Tooth erosion is another common problem. The gradual erosion of tooth enamel from plaque affects the entire surface of teeth. Tooth erosion will expose the often dentine beneath the tooth making teeth more sensitive to sweet, as well as hot and cold food and drink.
All of these problems can easily be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene. Regular brushing and cleaning between the teeth (flossing) will keep teeth and gums healthy. Also, a healthy diet, avoiding smoking and eating less sugary foods will also help keep teeth and gums and healthy and reduce the need for dental treatments.
If you suffer from bleeding gums, unfresh breath or tartar build ups then our Brite Dental hygiene plan will help you to get your mouth back to full minty fresh health again.
Contact us today and find out more about the importance of good dental hygiene! Keep your smile healthy and bright all year round.