Local dentist near Aldershot creates stunning smile…

August 25th, 2016

Before veneers at Time Dental in Farnham, SurreyAfter veneers at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

As your local dentist to Aldershot have a look at the pictures above.

This is a case of a lovely lady who came to see us at Time Dental near Aldershot. She didn’t like her upper teeth looking very short and overlapped. She also didn’t like the way her teeth looked very small and showed alot of gum and she wanted to smile without worrying about it.

We discussed her options and the one that suited her was improving the gum line with gum sculpting and then placing four veneers to improve the length of her teeth.

She was amazed with the result and we were so pleased to help her achieve her goal of smiling without stress.

Veneers are made of very strong ceramic. They are custom fit and shaped to each individual tooth by a master ceramist in a laboratory. Once we have bonded the veneers onto your teeth they are extremely strong and they can last many years.

If you live in Aldershot and are looking to improve your smile, then why not give us a call? As your local dentist to Aldershot we can help you achieve your goal with our range of options such as ceramic veneers, composite bonding, adult orthodontics and many more treatments to help you.

Call is on 01252 723 008 to see find out more info

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Will teeth whitening make them sensitive? – Surrey teeth whitening

August 18th, 2016

before teeth whitening at Time Dental in Farnham, SurreyAfter teeth whitening at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

This is a very common question. Many of my patients who search for teeth whitening in Surrey on the web generally ask this question.

The answer is NO but only if they are whitened correctly and with the a professional teeth whitening system.

There are many so-called teeth whitening products out there that are actually very acidic and cause erosion of your teeth which can result in them being sensitive as the teeth have been damaged.

At Time Dental in Surrey, we use the professional gold standard teeth whitening package. This involves specially created teeth whitening trays that are custom fit which lock the gel to where the teeth are. We also use a gel system that only needs to be applied for 30 minutes every day over a 2-3 week period.

This gives a fantastic result for teeth whitening. We also take before and after photos and have a follow up appointment to check on your new white smile.

About 5% of the population experience temporary sensitivity for about 12 hours after the teeth whitening process. At Time Dental we provide special techniques to reduce any temporary sensitivity as part of your teeth whitening package.

The photos above give an example of the typical results you can achieve with our gold standard teeth whitening system.

If this interests you simply search “teeth whitening in Surrey” or easier still pick up the phone and call us on 01252 723 008.

Time Dental- Private dental care at its best.

Jack gets his teeth straightened…

August 11th, 2016

Take a look at this testimonial from Jack. He wanted straight white teeth and that’s exactly what he got in super fast time.

He wanted to improve his upper teeth position, so after discussing all his adult orthodontic treatment options, he decided to go for clear fixed braces. His end result looks great and you can see how confident he feels.

Is an electric tooth brush really better than a manual one?

August 3rd, 2016

electric toothbrush vs manual report from Time Dental n Farnham

I personally think a manual is not as good as an electric one.

The technique for using a manual tooth brush is actually quite tiring for the hand and wrist when doing it properly. Small round circular motions around the teeth and gums can be difficult. Most adult toothbrushes are also too big. Many people think that the bigger the tooth brush the better. In fact the opposite is true. The smaller the head of the toothbrush the better angle you can get around your teeth.

If you still want to stick to a manual toothbrush, ask your dentist or hygienist to show you the technique to use. When using a manual tooth brush people often use a scrubbing technique and this can result in gum recession and tooth wear around the gum area of the teeth which can cause sensitivity. Also use a medium to soft bristled tooth brush. Many people make the mistake of using a hard bristled brush because they think it will clean their teeth more efficiently- it wont, you’ll just wear through your teeth!

There are many different types of electric tooth brushes, but before we get onto that I want to touch on battery operated tooth brushes- don’t bother with them. Personally I don’t think they’re as efficient as electric brushes that you charge up from a plug point.

Electric tooth brushes either have a mechanical rotating action or use ultrasonic vibrations. The 2 leading brands are Oral B with a rotating action and Philips Sonicare with ultrasonic vibrations. I think both types are excellent although they work in different ways. The main point to take home is the technique for using these types of toothbrush.

Holding the brush by the gum line of each tooth for 2-3 seconds at a 45 degree angle. You should be brushing your teeth for about 2-3 mins. Don’t use a scrubbing action on the teeth as this will be too much force and your gums may receed- just hold the brush on each tooth. I would say that electric toothbrushes are much more efficient at keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

If you need some help, why not call us for an appointment with our hygienist?

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What can I do about my sensitive teeth?

July 21st, 2016

what can i do about sensitive teeth? from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Most people have it at it some stage. You take a sip of ice cold water, you drink a cold orange juice, you have a cup of tea or you eat something sweet and you get a very focused sensitive spot on a tooth.  This is pretty common.

Why is there sensitivity?

Often sensitivity can result from the gums receding resulting in a layer of the tooth, called dentine, to be exposed. Dentine has thousands of tiny tubes that lead to the nerve in the middle of the tooth. These channels can be triggered when you have something hot, cold or sweet to eat.

Sensitivity can also occur if you have advanced tooth decay, if you grind your teeth, if you eat or drink lots of acidic foods and drinks and if you have gum disease.

What can be done about the sensitivity?

Well that depends on why the sensitivity occurs in the first place. As you can see from above there are multiple reasons why sensitivity happens. The best place to start is to see your dentist and explain where you have the sensitivity. The dentist can then assess the tooth, assess your dietary lifestyle and give an indication of why the sensitivity is happening in the first place. Once that’s established recommendations or treatment can be advised.

Let me give you a scenario: You see your dentist and tell him/her that you suffer from sensitivity around the gum line of one of your back teeth. On assessment the gum has receded in this area, there’s no sign of decay, you don’t drink or eat excessive citrus fruits or drinks, but you use a scrubbing action with a manual tooth brush. So in this instance switch to a soft headed electric/ manual tooth brush, giving advice on correct tooth brushing technique, use a toothpaste designed for sensitivity, and the dentist can place a special desensitising coating on the area that will help to keep everything under control.

If you suffer from sensitivity why not give us a call on 01252 723 008

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Summer teeth whitening offer ends soon….

July 13th, 2016

teeth whitening before at Time Dental in farnham, surreyteeth whitening after at Time Dental in farnham, surrey

Time Dental in Farnham have been running a very popular teeth whitening offer. Half price professional teeth whitening offer ends on the 31st July. So you’d better get your skates on!

Check out the pictures above. Sam came to see us because she was unhappy with her crooked teeth as well as the colour. She had a wedding coming up and wanted to freshen up her smile so she would look great for the wedding. After completing the teeth alignment we also used the Time Dental professional teeth whitening package for her smile, which made it brighter which meant she felt confident when she was smiling for the pictures.

Time Dental uses the gold standard of professional teeth whitening. So if you feel unhappy with the colour of your teeth, if its made you self conscious about smiling, if you hide your teeth when you smile, then you want come see us for a FREE consultation before July 31st.

What have you got to lose? Nothing, but what you’ll gain is a whole load of confidence. Just imagine what you could do with that!

Time Dental will guarantee you a brighter smile. You can’t say better than that. You’d better hurry to take advantage of the offer, it ends on the 31st July.

At your consultation Dr Rashid will assess the colour of your teeth and take a series of photos. He’ll also give you an indication of the results you will achieve and make sure that the teeth are suitable for whitening. Once that has been completed he’ll take moulds of your teeth so that we can construct your bespoke custom fit teeth whitening trays. We use the gold standard method for teeth whitening as it gives the best results.

Time Dental- private dental care at its best.

An amazing adult braces result you just have to see…

July 6th, 2016

before adult braces at Time Dental in Farnham, Surreyafter adult braces at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

This lovely lady came to see me at Time Dental as she was recommended by a friend of hers who had just had adult braces. You can see what her main problem was: very crowded teeth and at different heights.

All she wanted to do was be able to smile without having to hide her teeth. She was keen on getting the treatment completed as fast as possible. We went through all her options and she just wanted the treatment that would be best for her.

In this complex case the best and most effective way was fixed clear brackets. These are carefully and precisely bonded to the teeth and because they are fixed they provide a fast result.

Alot of people ask if the teeth move so much does the adult braces hurt? The answer is it is uncomfortable for the first couple of weeks, then after that your teeth and mouth get used to the braces. The secret is that when only very gentle pressure is used the teeth move very quickly.

Only nine months later and check out the result!

After we finished the teeth straightening we carried out some professional teeth whitening to really show off her smile. Now that is a fantastic transformation. Not only to her smile but also to her confidence. She’s constantly smiling, she’s walking tall with her head held high. It really is humbling to see such a huge transformation in a person. I see it as a privilege to be part of her journey.

If you’re interested in gaining confidence why not give me a call on 01252 723 008 for a FREE consultation.

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What does adult orthodontic braces look like?

June 30th, 2016

clear fixed braces at Time Dental in Farnham, SurreyInvisalign at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

 

At Time Dental we have different orthodontic options for different situations. Check out the pics above. This gives you an idea of how discreet a couple of the options are.

Clear aligners is a very discreet way of straightening your teeth (have a look at the photo on the right). Each aligner is worn for 2 weeks and is only taken out when eating or having a hot drink. It’s also very easy to clean your teeth. However due to the way the aligners work they do have limitations on what situations they are used for. They can also take twice as long to achieve your end result. Very careful planning is required by your dentist at the treatment planning stage.

Clear fixed braces is also a very popular choice. As you can see from the photo on the left, its relatively discreet. Although cleaning your teeth is slightly harder, your hygienist and dentist will be able to give you the best techniques to keep your teeth and gums clean. The big advantage is that more complex cases can be completed in a shorter time frame (average cases finish in 6-10 months!)

The questions that you need to ask yourself are these: “How quickly do you want to get your new smile?”

If its as fast as possible then go for the clear fixed brackets.

and: Do I want to have it as discreet as possible even if it takes longer to complete?”

If this is important to you then clear aligners is for you, as long as your case is suitable.

The best thing to do is see us at Time Dental for your complimentary consultation, and we can advise you how to go about it.

If you’re interested call us on 01252 723 008 to see how we can help you.

Time Dental-  Private dental care at its best.

 

Jubilee Church, Farnham wins top Farnham Carnival prize

June 29th, 2016

Jubilee Church wins Farnham carnival top prize

Yes that is Dr Rashid in the right of that picture with an x-wing hat on his head!

Jubilee Church, Farnham walks away with 2 awards this year! Best in Group and Best in Show!

The theme of the Carnival this year was Disney, superheros and fairy princesses. Jubilee Church had a great idea thinking out of the box with a display of a space battle from Star Wars. Those of you may know that Disney bought the rights for Starwars. So it was a very unique entry!

The display included a full size Tie- fighter, a Death star and lots of x-wings, tie-fighters and even the Millennium Falcon! Each costume was hand made by individuals and families of Jubilee Church in Farnham.

The level of detail to the costumes were of an excellent standard. The only thing that could have ruined the display was the rain!

Fortunately the rain held off from the judging stage as well as the actual parade. The streets were full with families applauding the winners. Great fun had by all.

Well done to the clever design team by Sara and Anna. You’ve set the bar very high this year. What are you going to come up with next time?

 

How long does adult orthodontics take for straight teeth?

June 23rd, 2016

before adult braces at Time Dental in Farnham, SurreyAfter clear adult braces at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

 

This is a question I get asked alot at Time Dental. It can be very important to some people especially if there is a big event such as a wedding to go to!

As there are different types of appliances the length of time varies due to the way the appliance works and how crowded/ spaced/ rotated the teeth are in the first place.

If your case has multiple options for teeth straightening then you need to decide what appliance is suitable for your lifestyle, if it’s within your budget and not just how long it is going to take.

The Inman aligner for example is excellent at moving teeth quickly. I have had cases finish in as little as 4 months! However the appliances will work this fast for very specific cases and is only designed to move the upper or lower front 4 teeth. It’s bulkier than the other appliances but it is removable and works very well to achieve the end result.

Invisalign clear aligners is another option. The time frame can be anything from 9 to 24 months depending on the goals that need to be achieved. Invisalign is not suitable for all cases and careful treatment planning is required. It’s very discreet, its removable but has its limitations.

Clear fixed brackets is another option that can take from 5-11 months depending on the starting point. You can achieve some amazing results with this option. The case above was treated with clear fixed bracket braces and was completed in about 7 months!

There are other brackets that are attached on the inside of your upper or lower teeth, but that is often uncomfortable due to the tongue rubbing on the brackets.

These short time frame orthodontic cases are very popular. In some cases comprehensive orthodontics is required by a specialist which can take 2-3 years of treatment. The reason it can take this long is because the back teeth are also being moved, the jaw relationship is often changed, or certain teeth at the front are in such a position that it simply takes longer to get it into the correct alignment.

The best thing to do is discuss whats important with the dentist who is providing your treatment and carefully making an informed decision about your exciting treatment.

If you’re interested why not give me a call for a FREE consultation on 01252 723 008.

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