Top dental tip from Time Dental, Farnham

December 1st, 2016

Check out this video. Dr Rashid gives a top dental tip on how to look after your teeth. At Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey we want to help you be proactive and lead a healthy lifestyle. Many people are unaware of the fact that potentially healthy foods can actually permanently damage your teeth in the long term.

Many of our patients don’t know of the effect of drinking concentrated orange juice and how it can affect the enamel of your teeth. You may know that orange juice has lots of Vitamin C in it, but did you know that it is very acidic? If you drink orange juice excessively it can erode your teeth. The process that destroys the teeth is called acid erosion.  Which has the effect of wearing through the hard enamel layer of your teeth making them susceptible to sensitivity, decay, discolouration and pain.

Often people will drink orange juice in the morning and brush their teeth straight after. You should NEVER do this. What you are essentially doing is brushing acid into your teeth! If you do this it will accelerate the acid erosion of the teeth enamel.

You should make sure you have your regular dental health checks. At Time Dental we also assess your dietary lifestyle to help you make the right choices.

There are a few other things you can do to prevent the problem of acid erosion from drinking orange juice. You can get into the habit of drinking the juice through a straw. This will bypass your teeth and reduce the erosion effect. You can swish a mouth full of water after drinking the juice to help wash away the acid. You can also delay brushing your teeth after having the drink for at least 30 minutes. This gives your mouth the time to settle back to a neutral pH which is then safe to brush.

We provide top dental tips to help you look after your teeth. Come visit us at Time Dental in Farnham,Surrey . We’re your local dental practice and we welcome new patients.

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Why teeth whiten at the dentists?

November 24th, 2016

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

Everyday there are adverts for teeth whitening products. There are so many out there that it can be quite confusing to know what works best. There are products out there that don’t work very well and others that may be unsafe for your teeth and gums.

My advice is speak to your dentist. Not just because I am a dentist, but because we are the professionals and we know what we’re talking about. That’s why it is now illegal for anyone else in the UK to carry out professional teeth whitening with the correct products apart from your dental practice.

At Time Dental we’ve researched and trained in the gold standard of professional teeth whitening. We use the right products for the best, natural result. We’ve tested all the different brands and ways to whiten your teeth, so we know what works and what doesn’t. We’ve done all the research so you don’t have too! That means you can focus on getting the brighter smile you’ve always wanted without the worry of hoping that it works.

Whe you come to see us at Time Dental we will first carry out a teeth whitening assessment. This is to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy before you start treatment and also to see advise you if you are suitable for teeth whitening. We  provide special custom fit trays specifically designed for teeth whitening. We provide before and after photos for you so you can see the results. We’ve completed so many cases we know what works. You can relax because you’re in safe hands.

Not everyone is suitable for teeth whitening. That’s why it’s important to have an assessment first before starting on a course of treatment.

We have a Christmas offer on currently which is half price teeth whitening. Call us for a complimentary consultation to see if your suitable. The offer ends 20th December, so call us now on 01252 723 008 and make sure it’s a white Christmas for you this year!

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Christmas teeth whitening offer…..

November 16th, 2016

Time Dental christmas teeth whitening offer

John Lewis have released their Christmas ad. Have you seen it? It’s pretty funny. So unofficially this is now the start of the festive season.

With the Christmas build up now starting Time Dental are offering the Christmas teeth whitening offer. Half price teeth whitening up until 20th December.

Yes that’s right. Get your teeth whiter so you can look your best for the party season. The chances are we are not going to have a white Christmas (can you remember the days when we did?), but you can definitely get a white smile for Christmas.

The Time Dental professional teeth whitening system package includes your clinical assessment, custom fit special teeth whitening trays, your teeth whitening gel and a follow up appointment to reassess your teeth and clinical photographs. We’ve found the before and after photos of your treatment invaluable as it shows just how much your teeth have changed to a brighter smile.

The initial clinical assessment is really important. It’s to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy before starting on the teeth whitening treatment. Not everyone is suitable for teeth whitening and so we want to make sure that if you start on teeth whitening treatment that it’ll work for you and give you that brighter whiter smile that you have wanted.

The results we achieve are often 8 shades lighter and have a very natural brightness. The brightness of your teeth while last depending on your lifestyle. If you don’t see a hygienist, you smoke, drinks lots of tea, coffee, red wine and dark coloured soft drinks- then the whitening treatment will not last as long as someone who does not do the above.

Professional teeth whitening is completely safe when the procedure is provided by your dentist. If you lack the confidence in smiling and don’t like your picture being taken and posted on social media, then this will give you that confidence.

Time Dental have been providing this treatment for over 7 years. We know what works and what will give you the best result. It’s time to smile.

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The best way to get straight teeth…

November 10th, 2016

At Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey we see lots of patients who are looking to improve their smile. Most of our patients come to see use because they are very self conscious of their crooked teeth. So they will often hide it with their hand or not even smile at all. This is especially the case when photos are being taken and nowadays photos on smart phones are being taken all the time! We also see many brides-to-be as they want to look their best for their wedding day.

The main goals of the patients is to have straight teeth so that they can feel more confident. With the advances of teeth straightening we can achieve confident smiles in as little as 7 months. Now that is fast!

In the video above, Dr Rashid discusses the 2 most popular choices for teeth straightening. Clear aligners and Clear fixed braces for adults. These 2 options for adult orthodontics work in different ways but can achieve the same goal. What you have to decide is what the most important factor for getting to your end result is for you.

If you want fast treatment go with the clear fixed braces. If you want braces as discreet as possible, go with the clear aligners. Sometimes case are just too complex for clear aligners and the only option is the clear fixed brackets. Your dentist at Time Dental would be able to advise you once he has assessed your case. Just imagine how your smile would look if we straightened them for you. What would that mean to you and how would it make you feel?

If you’re interested then give us a call on 01252 723 008.

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Festive teeth whitening offer…

November 3rd, 2016

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

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas……” well I think you’ll need to keep dreaming about that, although it is pretty cold out there at the moment. Why not make it white teeth for Christmas instead? At least you’ll definitely know you’ll get it!

Time Dental are offering their special festive teeth whitening offer of half price professional teeth whitening until 20th December!

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments for improving your smile. Using a professional system makes the whole process safe and effective. Just imagine smiling confidently at the office Christmas party!

The first step is to have a consultation at Time Dental. This assessment is FREE! Once your teeth and gums have been checked for being healthy and you’re assessed for being suitable for teeth whitening, impression moulds are taken of your teeth. Using theses moulds special custom fit teeth whitening trays are made specifically for your teeth. Theses are designed to hold the teeth whitening gel on your teeth to make the treatment effective. The trays are placed in the mouth and kept in for only 30 minutes. This process is repeated daily for 14 days. That’s it! Easy-peasy.

Get your skates on, the half price offer is only available until the 20th December!

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How to have a happy and healthy Halloween. Top tips…

October 20th, 2016

healthy halloween from Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

Halloween is not far away. The nights are drawing in and Autumn certainly has arrived with the leaves now falling off the trees. Don’t forget the clocks go back one hour Saturday night on the 29th October.

Here’s some scary statistics for you:

1 in 8 three year olds have visible signs of tooth decay.

1 in 4 five year olds have signs of tooth decay.

Tooth decay is a preventable disease, so its up to the parents and guardians to help educate the kids to make Halloween a happy one and not scary one for their teeth! Every time a sugary drink or food is eaten the teeth are under attack for about an hour. If sweets are constantly eaten the teeth don’t get a chance to recover and decay will be the result.

Here are some top tips from Time Dental for a happy Halloween:

  1. Offer sugar-free sweets- ones that contain xylitol are actually beneficial for oral health.
  2. Dried fruits are NOT a healthier option for the teeth because they will stick in the teeth and are very high in sugar.
  3. Limit the number of houses you visit as this will limit the number of sweets collected.
  4. Keep sweets to mealtimes as this will reduce the amount of time the teeth are exposed to them.
  5. Supervise the children brushing with a fluoride toothpaste before they go to bed. The night time brushing is most important as the saliva rate is reduced.

See how you get on with these top tips. Have a Happy Hallooooowweeeeeeennn!

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What is the best way to whiten your teeth?

October 13th, 2016

before teeth whitening and composite bondingafter teeth whitening and composite bonding

Teeth whitening is a very popular treatment at Time Dental in Farnham. We’ve carried out many cases and the reason it’s so popular is because it’s safe, easy to do and you get excellent results.

We’ve seen patients who have tried the over-counter products and the long and short of it is that they just don’t work as well. These products can often be acidic and can damage the teeth and gums.

The best way is professional teeth whitening. Have a look at the case above. This patient came to see us because he had discoloured teeth and gaps between them

He was very affected by this as he would try to hide his smile by tipping his head down. In doing so his body was hunched and he didn’t feel confident.

After a course of professional teeth whitening and composite bonding in between the gaps we restored his smile. He now holds is head up high and lots of people have mentioned how happy he looks as he is smiling all the time.

At Time Dental we have a gold standard professional teeth whitening package. This involves having specially designed custom fit teeth whitening trays made from moulds of your teeth. The professional teeth whitening gel is then placed into the trays and the trays are placed in the mouth for 30 minutes. This process is repeated daily for about 2 to 3 weeks.

It makes a huge difference so why not get the confidence you’ve always wanted?

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How to stop teeth clenching and grinding….

October 6th, 2016

teeth wear due to bruxingteeth wear due to bruxing

At Time Dental we’ve noticed that many of our patients grind or clench their teeth. Teeth clenching and grinding can destroy your teeth. Have a look at the pictures above. Notice how the teeth edges are uneven in shape. These are moderate grinding cases and the only way we could treat this was to protect the remaining teeth by crowning them.

This situation could have been prevented. When you clench or grind your teeth you may not even be aware that you do it. The signs to look out for are jaw ache or headaches at night or first thing in the morning; ridges on the inside of your cheeks; scalloped sides of your tongue; Migraines; chipped, worn or broken teeth; a strong jaw line muscle.

There are a number of reasons why people clench or grind the teeth. One reason is a neuromuscular reason which is when your brain just tells your jaw muscles to clench; another reason could be a bad bite which triggers muscle tension; a stressful lifestyle can result in clenching; neck, shoulder or back ache can also result in teeth clenching or grinding.

So how can you stop teeth clenching? Well, we’ve found two ways to help reduce the clenching problem. One is to wear a bite guard. This is worn at night and works in about 85% of patients. It helps to deprogram the muscles and effectively reduces the muscle tension of the jaws. This is a great solution for those who are night time grinders. Although the bite guard works very well it is not always tolerated in the mouth.

An alternative solution would be to use Botulinum treatment. These are the same injections used to treat frown lines and crows feet. Instead, they are injected into the strong jawline muscle on either side of the jaw. The effect takes about 2 weeks to work and can last 3-6 months. The benefit for this type of treatment is that it will be working all the time, day and night. It doesn’t affect your facial expressions and you are still able to eat and function normally. It just reduces the destructive bite force that you place on your teeth.

If you want to find out more, why not call us on 01252 723 008 to see how we can help you.

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Amazing result for Adult orthodontics in Surrey….

September 29th, 2016

Check this out in only 7 months!

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

This is Vicky. Her overlapping lower teeth really bothered her and she didn’t like the the way her upper front teeth were also starting to cross over. She found that she wasn’t smiling as much as she was very conscious of the crowding. She lived in Surrey and wanted to find someone she could trust to complete her adult orthodontic treatment.

She had heard about us from a friend whom we had also treated for teeth straightening at Time Dental. Her friend had recommended us as she had a great teeth straightening result too.

We discussed all the treatment options and she decided to go with the clear fixed brackets as this was the fastest way to get to her end goal.

Clear fixed brackets is an excellent choice to treat many crowded cases. The clear brackets are bonded onto the teeth with a special cement and a tooth coloured wire is placed in the brackets to start the aligning treatment. We saw her once a month for her adjustment appointments and within 7 months we had achieved her end goal. Once the teeth have been aligned the brackets are removed and the teeth are polished to remove any cement.

After completing her orthodontic treatment we provided retainers to hold her teeth in this straight position and she also carried out professional teeth whitening to really show off her new smile.

She was so happy with the result!

If you want help getting more confidence in smiling why not give us a call on 01252 723 008.

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Confident smile after teeth straightened….. Check this out!

September 22nd, 2016

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

This is Michelle. She didn’t like her smile because her teeth were overlapping. She initially said that it didn’t affect her in any way, but when she thought about it she said she wouldn’t show her teeth when she smiled and she tended to keep her lips closed when having photos taken. So without realising it her crooked teeth were affecting her subconsciously!

This is a very typical story which we have heard alot at Time Dental. This is why after fully assessing her case we were able to give her treatment options to help her smile without hiding her teeth.

Her options were to use clear aligners to incrementally move her teeth into the right position. They are very discreet and treatment time would take about 12-18 months. Another option was clear fixed brackets. These are like traintracks but the brackets are clear that make them very discreet. The time frame is approximately 7-10 months. The other option was a removable appliance called the Inman aligner and the time frame was about 5 months.

Michelle wanted to get her treatment finished as soon as possible. So she opted for the Inman aligner.

You can see her result above. We finished her treatment in only 5 months and she was walking away smiling and showing her teeth! Now that is a result.

If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, then call 01252 723 008. And see how we can help you.

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