August 31st, 2012
Acupuncture has proven benefits. Fact.
Many people have acupuncture for medical problems, but did you know that acupuncture can also help when you are at the dentist? If you suffer from a sensitive gag reflex, or if you grind or clench your teeth, or even if you are very nervous- acupuncture can help. Acupuncture has a scientific background and the efficacy has been tested in a number of clinical trials including pain management, facial pain, TMD and increasing of the pain threshold.
Acupuncture placed at very specific points on the face and the hands can have a huge beneficial impact. If used in conjunction with breathing techniques if you are nervous or have a gag reflex or if you have TMJD (temperomandibular joint dysfunction) combined with a special deprogramming nightguard- This can really help.
Our team at Time Dental are offering this extra service to their patients. It’s not for everyone, but if it works for you to help calm the anxiety why not give it a try?
Time Dental- Private dental care at its best.
November 20th, 2011
Having lost two teeth, a client came to see us in Farnham to discuss what options he had for replacing the missing teeth. Removable options would be a denture which was not appealing to the patient for obvious reasons. Fixed options were either having a bridge or having dental implants in place.
A bridge uses teeth on one or both sides of the gap for supporting a tooth which replaces the missing one. If the missing tooth is one of the molars the supporting teeth often need to be prepared as if they were to be crowned. Impressions are then taken of the prepared teeth and then sent to the laboratory. A bespoke handcrafted bridge is then constructed in either metal ceramic or all-ceramic.
A dental implant simply replaces the tooth which is missing. The teeth on either side of the gap are therefore untouched. A dental implant is essentially a titanium root replacement. Once the implant has been put into place, impressions of the implant using special impression abutments are taken and then sent to the lab for fabrication. Implants have a fantastic succes rate of 98% and are now routinely placed at Time Dental.
The pateint opted for the dental implants which were carefully put into place. There is now a period time for the implant to integrate with the surrounding tissues, and a crown will be placed on top very soon.
For any further informtation call us on 01252 723 008
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August 18th, 2010
A lot of us know that drinking fizzy or sweet drinks through a straw can help our dental hygiene… or at least to some extent prevent the causes of plaque and tooth decay.
It is a fact that the amount of plaque produced is consistent with the amount of sugary and starchy foods we consume. The reason behind this is; acid from the sugars contained in these items promote bacteria… as the bacteria grow, they produce a white film around the neck of the tooth – called plaque – which causes the tooth to decay. But alas, this is just one aspect of tooth decay. Fizzy drinks are acidic in their most basic of forms and can cause extra tough erosion of teeth through their use of refined sugars. These sugars are the bacteria’s favorite and allow big bad Mr. Plaque to grow and grow and GROW!
Intrigued by different all the varieties of ‘pop’ out there – and I have to admit IF I’m feeling desperate for a Coca Cola, I always stick with the ‘worst’ kind – straight up, regular, Coke – however, I thought I’d take a look and see if buying a ‘Coke Zero’ for instance is any less harmful to your teeth..?
You may guess; the answer is (a rather mean looking) NO!
Even Coke Zero who claims to be zero – well, virtually everything – has Phosphoric Acid in it… you can look ‘Phosphoric Acid’ up in your local garden center as it’s also used for rust-removal(!!!).
My advice, and that of Time Dentals Dr. Rashid is; where possible, avoid these bacteria-promoting refined sugars. However, understanding that sometimes life requires its own little pleasures to keep things ticking over nicely… in these rare moments, do think to drink with a straw. Every sip counts!