Healthy food snacks for healthy teeth -try it… you might like it!

January 21st, 2015

Healthy eating from Time Dental in Farnham

Sugar has been headline news recently. It’s very hard to avoid it as it’s in many foods. If you have a high frequency of sugar intakes throughout the day it makes you a high risk category for tooth decay to happen. 

Sometimes it’s difficult not to snack between your main meals and it’s often tricky to think of healthy alternatives. So we’re going to give you a helping hand and give you  a list of healthy alternatives. Have a look below and try them out!

  • Fresh fruit - grapes, melon, a banana, strawberries, a tangerine, a pear, a peach, a plum, an apple. Fresh fruit kebabs can be fun to make and eat.
  • Fresh vegetables - tomatoes -(technically a fruit!), celery, carrot and cucumber sticks, sliced peppers, sugar snap peas.
  • Sandwiches - try various fillings: cold meat, tuna, grated cheese, egg, salad items, tomato or banana.
  • Dairy – low fat yoghurt, low fat cheese and low fat cottage cheese
  • Some other choices - bread sticks, oatcakes, crackers, rice cakes, a plain or cheese scone, a crumpet, a bagel, a potato scone, a pancake, a toasted teacake.

It’s important to remember that even fresh fruit if consumed in excess ie nibbling on them throughout the day can still result in tooth decay so moderation is key.

Happy healthy snacking, From the the Time Dental team.

What a difference! Life transformation from Time Dental in Farnham

January 15th, 2015

 

 

Before adult braces at Time Dental in FarnhamAfter adult braces at Time Dental in Farnham

We just had to show you this case. This is Libby. She was really unhappy about her smile and lacked confidence when having photos taken. She came to see us to see what improvements, if any, could be made. We discussed her options and she wanted the clear fixed brackets . She had very crowded upper and lower teeth.

In just 10 months,  she has had a life changing transformation and she cannot believe the result. Just imagine how confident you would feel with straight teeth like these!

She was almost in tears when she saw the result, along with the rest of the Time Dental team!

To see how we can help you call 01252 723 008 now for a FREE consultation.

SUGAR- back in the news

January 7th, 2015

Sugar: the problems it causes for your dental health

Well the New Year has started and so has the health campaigns after the excesses of Christmas. The Public Health England Change4Life campaign offers “sugar swap tips”. Have a look HERE for more details about the campaign.

Sugar is in many things: Bread, coleslaw, some tomato based pasta sauces and even enhanced water, the list is endless. As an example many parents do not know that kids snacking on dried fruit all day is setting them up for rapid tooth decay. Although a  small box of raisins (0.5 oz) has no added sugar it contains the equivalent of 3 teaspoons of sugar and if its being snacked on all day tooth decay will happen. Officials feel children are consuming far more than is necessary. Eating too much sugar can lead to obesity which can in turn lead to increased risk of heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

As discussed in Time Dental’s recent “Tooth decay and how to prevent it- definitive guide” series, sugar is one of the big factors that contribute to tooth decay. However to cause tooth decay there also needs to be a frequent consumption of sugar as well as the harmful decay causing bacteria. Studies have found that in England one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions for children aged 5-9 was tooth decay. This is very sad to hear as tooth decay is a preventable disease. That’s why at Time Dental we want to spread the message for healthy eating which will lead to a healthy happy family.

Its easy to say stop doing this and do more of that. The best thing to do is to take small changes to your lifestyle as recommended by the Change4Life campaign. Small changes and moderation of the foods you give your kids to eat will make a huge difference.

Merry Christmas to you all from Time Dental!

December 25th, 2014

Christ the Saviour is born

We want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We hope you enjoy this very special time of year when our Saviour was born and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year!

From all at Time Dental

FREE consultation and half price tooth whitening- why wait?

December 18th, 2014

Jesus is LORD- blog news at Time Dental

Just to let you know that Time Dental’s Winter half price tooth whitening offer ends on Tuesday 23nd December. Spaces are going fast so CALL now on 01252 723 008 took book your place.

We may not get a white Christmas this year but you can certainly make sure your smile is nice and white for Christmas and New Year with our special offer.

Our whitening package includes a FREE consultation to ensure your teeth are suitable for tooth whitening. Once this is complete we will take impressions of your teeth and construct your special custom fit whitening trays. Your next appointment will be to show you how to carry out the procedure and we always arrange a follow up appointment 3 weeks later to take photos and see how your smile has improved. All this for our special price of £195.

See you soon.

PS. CALL us now on 01252 723 008 to arrange the FREE consultation appointment. You don’t want to miss out.

PPS. If you want to get into the Christmas mood then why not come to the Christmas Carol Service in Bordon on Sunday 21st from 6:30 pm – 8pm at the Forest Community Centre, Pine Hill Road, GU35 0BS. Come along for some fun , mulled wine, carol singing and the real reason for Christmas. You will LOVE it!

Tooth decay: your definitive guide

December 11th, 2014

The Real reason for Christmas

Ok, so a recap for you on your definitive guide to preventing tooth decay. We know that 3 main factors need to be in place to cause tooth decay and that’s decay causing bacteria, fermentable carbohydrates and time. We’ve covered in depth how to reduce the decay causing bacteria in your mouth, so now we are looking at the carbohydrates and time.

Decay is more likely to occur when the bacteria can feed on fermentable carbohydrates and the frequency that the carbohydrates are available in a day.

So if you have sugar with your tea or coffee and you drink between 3-10 cups per day, or you snack between your main meals on digestive biscuits, chocolate, sweets, coca cola, dried fruit, LOTS of strawberries, blackberries etc. You are much more likely to suffer from tooth decay. It’s ok to eat sweet things but in moderation.

If you need to snack there are so many healthy alternatives that will fill your hunger pangs. I did a quick search on the internet and the options are endless. It’s a case of making small changes to your dietary habits that will have a huge impact not only on your dental health but also your general health.

As we approach Christmas there’s always the risk over indulgence of food and drink at parties and when meeting up with friends and family. You know what? Christmas is a special time of year so enjoy it. If you can use some of the tips and tricks that we’ve discussed in this series to keep your smile healthy then that will help you throughout the rest of the year.

Merry Christmas from the Time Dental Team.

PS. If you fancy getting into the Christmas festivities, why not come to the Christmas Carol service hosted by Jubilee Church? It’s being held at Weydon School this Sunday 14th December at 6:30 pm. It will be amazing.

 

You want a white winter? Better CALL us now!

December 2nd, 2014

 

White Christmas at Time Dental with tooth whitening offer

Time Dental have a great offer on for you right now! Our winter whitening is under way.

Why not make sure you really sparkle at your Christmas party or even dazzle at New Year?

Time Dental are offering a FREE consultation to assess if your suitable for professional tooth whitening.

That’s not all! If your suitable we can take your impressions for your custom fit whitening trays on the same day and offer you our special whitening price of £195 only until 22nd December. Don’t miss out this Christmas!

CALL  us now to arrange your FREE consultation on 01252 723 008.

We hope to see you soon!

PS. This tooth whitening offer is only until 22nd December

An alternative Christmas carol at Jubilee Church, Farnham

December 2nd, 2014

 

The real reason for Christmas

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is on it’s way. I love Christmas- the bright lights, decorating the tree, listening / singing to carols. You can really feel the excitement in the air. I’ll admit buying presents can be a bit stressful but I really love the anticipation of the day and spending time with friends and family. Things can get really hectic on the run up to Christmas and you can often forget what the real reason for it is. Why not take a little time out to be merry and join in some fun and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas?

Jubilee Church in Farnham are hosting a very special alternative Christmas carol night. Last year went down a treat with the theme of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. This year it’s…….. Well you’ll just have to come along and see!

It’s at Weydon School on Sunday 14th December from 18:30 – 20:00. Bring the whole family – they will love it! Get there early its going to be an exciting evening!

Have a look at the Jubilee Church Website HERE,  if you’d like to know more.

I hope to see you there!

Cross infection control in dental practices

November 27th, 2014

sterilisation pouches at Time Dental in Farnham, Surrey

A dentist in Nottingham has been in the press recently and is currently under investigation for allegedly breaching basic cross-infection control procedures. This has resulted in 22,000 patients that he has treated over the years being recalled to be tested for blood borne viruses.

Cross-infection control is very serious and at Time Dental we make sure it is a top priority to ensure absolute safety for our patients and our staff.

Strict documented protocols are in place at each stage of the patient appointment to make sure everybody is safe. To give an example we have guidelines on the correct way to wash hands in between seeing patients and using new sterile gloves for each patient. One-use instruments when used are safely and immediately disposed of. Those instruments that need sterilising are put through a regimental process of washing and disinfecting; ultrasonic bathing and finally placing into a autoclave for complete sterilisation. The instruments and then placed in sterilisation pouches and dated to complete the recorded cycle. This is all carried out in our dedicated decontamination room to provided absolute patient safety. Our CQC certificate validates that we have passed all our cross-infection control procedures. Special tests on our autoclave are carried out on a daily basis and recorded.

At Time Dental we treat cross-infection control extremely seriously. We treat our patients the way we would want to be treated ourselves- and that’s with absolute safety.

Winter whitening offer at Time Dental- Call us NOW!

November 20th, 2014

M&S have started advertising about it on TV, so have Waitrose and the shops have also started it. Band Aid version 3 is out. Yes that’s right Christmas is on it’s way!

Personally I find it a very exciting time of year. So with all the Xmas parties lining up why not make make your smile as white as the winter wonderlands! At Time Dental our special half price tooth whitening offer is now on!

Take a look at the photos below. A really natural brightness with professional tooth whitening will make a huge difference to your confidence. It’s easy to do and totally safe if done professionally.

Before tooth whitening at Time DentalAfter tooth whitening at Time Dental

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your dental health is first assessed at your consultation appointment. This is to ensure you are suitable for tooth whitening. Once this has been carried out, impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions are then cast into stone models on which your special custom fit teeth whitening trays are made. Your dentist will then show you the correct method to whitening your teeth using the tooth whitening gel and trays. Teeth whitening is simple, safe, effective when carried out properly and will make a huge impact on you.

Call us a Time Dental for you FREE tooth whitening consultation on 01252 723 008 to see how we can help you make it a white Christmas. Speak to you soon.

 


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