Ready for another carnival? Fleet carnival 2015 on the 3rd-5th July

July 1st, 2015

Fleet carnival- blog news from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

If you missed out on last weeks Farnham Carnival don’t worry-  Fleet will be having their celebration weekend on the 3rd- 5th July.

The main Grand Procession will be on Saturday 4th July with the theme for the procession as ” Through the decades”. Lots of scope for some very imaginative floats and costumes!

If you’d like to get more involved as part of the procession, have a stall, volunteer to help or if you’re a business and would like to be part of the weekend then head over to the website HERE for more details.

It will be a great weekend for everyone!

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5 ways to beat bad breath

June 25th, 2015

How to beat bad breath by Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Bad breath or halitosis can be caused by numerous things. It is usually the release of an unpleasant smelling gas produced by the bacteria in the mouth. It can be caused by strong smelling foods such as onions and garlic as well as drinking lots of alcohol and smoking. Some medical conditions can also cause bad breath.

Here are 5 tips to try:

  1. Drink plenty of water. This has a mechanical action of removing food  debris and bacteria that cause bad breath
  2. Brush your tongue. The tongue harbours lots of bacteria. If you gently brush the top surface of your tongue it will help remove the bacteria. You could also try a tongue scraper.
  3. Clean in between your teeth. As well as brushing your teeth, bacteria will also get trapped inter dentally. By cleaning in between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes you can remove the bacteria causing bad breath.
  4. Reduce your sugar intake. Bacteria love the stuff. Lowering your frequency of sugar intake means the bacteria in your mouth has less sugar to ferment and release smelly gases.
  5. Go see your GP and get a medical. Bad breath can be a sign of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, sinus infection, post-nasal drip, liver or kidney problems.

Give the above a go and see how you get on.

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It’s Carnival time in Farnham! Saturday 27th June

June 24th, 2015

Time Dental supports the farnham carnvial

It’s that time of year again. The Farnham Carnival is taking place on Saturday the 27th June.

There’s fun for all the family. The fayre starts at 2pm in the Gostrey Meadows and runs until 9pm. There’ll be live entertainment, music, food and drink stalls. Pretty much something for everyone!

No carnival is complete without the procession. This year the theme is Waterloo, so expect lots of ABBA jumpsuits and military style outfits. It will certainly be a colourful display! The procession starts at 6pm from the Hart car park.

Why not try entering the tombola and win a free cosmetic consultation and sparkle polish, fresh breath appointment with our very own cosmetic dentist Dr Rashid?

Come down and bring the family, for information on the carnival see HERE

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5 things you absolutely must know to protect your teeth

June 19th, 2015

Acid erosion of teeth form sparkly water

When I speak to my patients I always discuss dietary habits. It has a huge impact on your dental health, especially the effects of acid erosion. This is when your teeth are worn away by acid that is either swallowed or brought back up (more about that later!).

Here are 5 must know facts about acid erosion:

  1. Drinking anything sparkly or fizzy is acidic. Yes, that includes sparkly water and lager. The fizz is carbonic acid, so try to restrict acidic foods, drinks, sodas to meal times. It reduces the number of acid attacks on your teeth in the day.
  2. NEVER brush your teeth straight after drinking fresh OJ or eating a grapefruit in the morning. You’re brushing acid into your teeth- allow at least 45 minutes before brushing.
  3. Finishing a meal with cheese or milk can help neutralise the acid in the mouth faster.
  4. Indigestion/ heart burn/ acid reflux/ bulimia- When acid from your stomach is regurgitated into the mouth it can cause severe tooth loss. Acid reflux can often happen when sleeping.
  5. Chewing vitamin C tablets or drinking effervescent Berocca daily will damage your teeth. Try swallowing the tablets whole or drinking the liquid through a straw which helps the liquid go to the back of the mouth.

Acid erosion can appear as shallow hollows near the top of the font teeth and small ditches on your back molar teeth. They can lead to tooth decay and sensitivity if not caught early. To ensure you don’t have acid erosion and to help you prevent it damaging your teeth visit your dentist as recommended. We are here to help!

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Fleet baptist church relocates….

June 17th, 2015

Fleet baptist church news- blog update form Time Dental in Farnham

One of the longest established churches in Fleet, Hampshire maybe relocating.

Fleet Baptists Church has a growing congregation of around 350 and wants to move to a premises that can hold more than 500. This relocation maybe to an office block where the additional space could also be used for community groups.

In place of the current church building in Clarence road, plans are being drawn for 12 two-bedroom flats. The relocation has provided an opportunity to build much needed housing in the area. However the news has come with mixed responses.

For more details on this news see HERE

The single most important asset when you meet someone new…..

June 11th, 2015

Before orthodontic braces at Time DentalAfter orthodontic braces at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Statistics show when you meet someone for the the first time having a nice smile is crucial in the first 7 seconds you have to make a good first impression.

Take a look at this example. Sarah didn’t like her smile. She would have said she was an outgoing person but her smile didn’t make her feel confident. She new what she didn’t like about her smile but wasn’t sure how to go about fixing it. All she knew was if she could get her teeth straight she would be a much happier person.

So the second photo is her after only 7 months of orthodontic clear braces. She was overjoyed with the result….. and so were we!

Remember 7 seconds……. like it or not that’s all you’ve got to make that all important first impression.

Call us now to see how we can help you on 01252 723 008

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3rd important habit for dental health….

June 4th, 2015

National Smile Month at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

National Smile Months 3rd key message.

Why do I need to visit the dentist regularly?

As we have already discussed plaque bacteria that causes tooth decay can build up on your teeth wit

hin hours of brushing, so your teeth and gums are under regular attack from the bacteria. This means that your teeth and gums can quickly deteriorate  in areas of your mouth that you cannot see.

The problem is tooth decay and gum disease can start without you feeling any symptoms. That means by the time that your teeth are causing you pain it can often mean more advanced problem which requires complex treatment to sort it out . Dentists can use magnified lenses to check on the health of your teeth and gums as well as check in-between your teeth using x-ray radiography. That way they can give you the correct preventative advice early to help you keep your mouth in tip top shape.

Dentists also check for oral cancer, jaw joint problems, aesthetic concerns and can help in reducing certain types of migraines. They can also detect general systemic conditions such as anaemia as they often first show signs in the mouth.

Can’t I just see a hygienist?

It’s an excellent habit to regularly see a hygienist to help keep your gums healthy. They are expert in dental health advice and treating gum disease. Dentists, however, have had the extensive training and qualifications to diagnose dental health conditions and help can ensure that your entire mouth is kept healthy.

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2nd Important habit for dental health….

May 28th, 2015

National Smile Month at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Cut down on how often you have sugary food and drink

This is the second of 3 most important ways to keep your teeth and gums in great shape.

National Smile Months second key message is a tough one… but achievable

Why does consuming sugary food and drink matter?  Well, decay is caused by the three factors: plaque bacteria, sugar and time. When you have something sugary the bacteria feeds on it which makes acid that causes tooth decay. So if you have sugar lots of times in the day your teeth will be under constant acid attack.

So what can I do to help? Small changes to your lifestyle are best, such as: switching to artificial sweeteners in your tea or coffee; better yet cut it out completely. Try vegetable sticks (such as carrots, cucumber, peppers) with houmus. Sliced apple with low fat cottage cheese. Eating a piece of cheese is a brilliant way of neutralising the acid after eating. Take a look on the internet to find plenty of ideas for healthy snacks.
Just making one or two changes will make a huge difference.

3rd important habit from National Smile Month coming soon…..

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1st important habit for dental health

May 20th, 2015

National Smile Month at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste

This is the first of the 3 most important ways to keep your teeth and gums in great shape.

National Smile Month has started and this is one of the 3 key messages it aims to promote. It may seem obvious but there is a huge percentage of the population who brush only once a day.

Why is brushing twice a day so important? It’s because within hours of brushing the harmful plaque bacteria, that causes tooth decay and gum disease, begins to reform. Brushing twice a day will keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Why a fluoride toothpaste? The outer surface of your tooth is called enamel. Fluoride helps to keep the enamel strong which helps make it resistant to acid attack.

Keep a look out for the next 2 important ways to keep a healthy mouth.

Until next time…….

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National Smile Month Campaign starts 18th May

May 13th, 2015

National Smile Month at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

It’s easy to be embarrassed of our teeth, especially if they’re not in the best condition.
From the 18th May, the National Smile Month campaign begins; its aim: to improve dental health awareness in the UK.

Many organisations across the country will take part in this excellent campaign.

Through thorough engagement with local communities about the importance of a healthy mouth and by promoting the 3 key messages that:

  • brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  • cutting down on how often you consume sugary food and drink
  • and visiting your dentist regularly…

…will actually really lower your chances of experiencing nasty oral problems, National Smile Month, which is organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, has been designed with your health in mind.

To celebrate, Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey are happy to announce they are providing every patient who books in for their dental check up a FREE cosmetic smile assessment on top of an oral cancer health screening, (oh, and free toothpaste!) by your local highly trained dental team.

Call us now on 01252 723 008 to book your dental health check.

Now that’s something to smile about!

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