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Are you tired of being unhappy with your teeth?

2018 September 10
by Sanjay Narda

We have so many new patients coming to see us who are unhappy with the way their teeth look. When you are unhappy with your teeth it can affect your confidence, the way you smile and the way you come across to other people. Without realising it, you can start to cover your mouth when you talk, subtly moving your lips to hide your teeth and sometimes avoiding social situations all together.

Luckily, we can help and there are so many things we can offer, depending on the problem of the individual.

  1. Whitening discoloured teeth. We offer safe and effective tooth whitening to help lift off years of staining and discolouration to transform the look of the teeth. Tooth whitening is one of the quickest and simplest ways to improve the look of the teeth but can also make you look years younger.
  2. Straightening crooked teeth. Fixed “train track” braces are not the only option anymore! Orthodontics has moved on so much in recent years meaning that you can have discreet and removable braces that can align the teeth in a few months. Not only do straight teeth look better, they are also easier to clean, which helps to keep them healthy.
  3. Replacing missing teeth. There are many options available to you when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Dentures, bridges and implants are all available with implants being the most popular option.
  4. Replacing old fillings and crowns. Over the years, silver fillings can become mottled and grey and gums can recede revealing dark margins around crowns. These can look unsightly but can be replaced for white fillings and new crowns depending on suitability.
  5. Red looking gums. If your gums are red and inflamed, or if you notice plaque and tartar around your teeth, it is likely that they need a thorough clean. When we talk about cleaning in this way, it is not something you can achieve at home as there aren’t any products that can help you once they get to this stage

If you are unhappy with the way your teeth look because of one of the reasons above, or any other reason, then call us to book an appointment on 01844 343381 or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. We are within easy access from Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

5 Signs You Need To See A Dentist

2018 August 20
by Sanjay Narda

Life gets so busy sometimes that it can pass by in a flash, our daily responsibilities take over and important things like health appointments end up taking a back seat. Unfortunately for some people this can mean that they wake up one day with a problem or pain.

How do you know you need to see the dentist?

  1. If it has been longer than 6 months since your last check up appointment. We advise that you have a check up every 6 months to help keep your teeth healthy.
  2. Sensitive teeth. Sensitive teeth can be caused by a few different factors from receding gums to tooth decay. We advise you get this checked before the problem gets worse.
  3. Bleeding gums. Bleeding gums is a sign of gingivitis. If this is left to progress, it can lead to areas of gum disease which can eventually lead to tooth loss.
  4. Bad breath. This can be caused by several different things; bacteria in the mouth, diet, acid reflux, dry mouth, medication and gum disease. Until the cause is addressed, the problem will hang around.
  5. Broken teeth and lost fillings. Sometimes we can break a tooth or lose a filling and after the initial shock has passed, it can be forgotten about if it hasn’t caused pain. Just because there isn’t any pain, it doesn’t mean you should leave it. Decay can spread silently and if it gets too far then the tooth might not be saved.

If you would like to book an appointment, please give us a call on 01844 343381 or visit our dental practice in Bucks. We are located on the High Street in Princes Risborough and see patients from Aylesbury, Thame and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Replacing missing teeth

2018 July 23
by Sanjay Narda

If you are missing a tooth (or many teeth) or have a tooth that needs to be extracted, you may find yourself wondering how that tooth can be replaced. The good news is that there are a few options for replacing missing teeth.

  1. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth because they are a permanent solution that looks and feels natural. Another positive to an implant is that they do not damage other teeth and can in fact help to protect the other teeth from breaking as they help take some of the pressure. Most people are suitable for implants, but an assessment would need to be made to ensure there is enough bone. We offer a free dental implant consultation. To find out more about implants, please see our dental implant page or read our dental implant blog post.
  2. A bridge is a way to fill a gap created by a missing tooth, but it involves drilling the teeth either side of the gap so that they can hold the false tooth in the middle. The positive is that it is fixed into position, but it does have an average life span of 7-15 years. Once this span is over, you may find that the supporting teeth are too weak for another bridge.
  3. A denture is a removable appliance meaning they are sometimes uncomfortable to wear and difficult to eat with. Sometimes they are the only option due to finances or bone loss, so with modern techniques we can try and keep them as small and sturdy as possible. Most people still need to use some form of fixative to help hold them in place.

If you have a missing tooth or teeth and would like to replace them, please contact us on 01844 343381 for a free dental consultation to discuss these options.

Our dental practice in Princes Risborough is located on the High Street and is easily accessible from  Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Unregulated tooth whitening

2018 July 16
by Sanjay Narda

In the last few years tooth whitening has become more popular which has unfortunately resulted in unregulated suppliers producing illegal products.

These products can contain as much as 300 times the legal amount of bleaching agent which results in damaging the teeth and gums and causes them to become extremely painful. In some cases, this pain never goes away as it results in 3rd degree burns which have life long effects on the mouth.

Even though it is illegal, it is becoming more and more common to see beauticians offering substandard whitening. Not only do they use unsafe products, they do not have the training to know if the teeth are healthy enough to have whitening treatments in the first place. The truth of the matter is, you should never purchase tooth whitening from anybody other than a GDC registered dental professional.

Whitening with a dental professional has the following benefits:

  1. We check the health of your teeth and gums before proceeding to ensure whitening is a safe option.
  2. The whitening gel is prescription only and has been tested for quality and safety.
  3. The whitening trays fit perfectly and will not irritate the gums.
  4. We provide you with the correct advice and aftercare.
  5. We are fully regulated.

We offer a free consultation to anyone interested in tooth whitening. If you would like to book an appointment, please call us on 01844343381 or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough. We also see patients from Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Sanjay Narda

Free Consultations

2018 July 9
by Sanjay Narda

Did you know that we offer free consultations? If you are considering cosmetic improvements (such as tooth whitening or veneers), orthodontic treatment or implants, we offer you a free appointment to discuss what we can do.

Your free consultation is the best way to get to know us, find out about what treatments we can offer you, and for us to answer any questions you may have. We will be able to give you an idea of suitability and advise you on the best way to improve your smile safely.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to book an appointment then please call us on 01844 343381. We see patients from Princes Risborough, High Wycombe, Thame, Aylesbury and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Sanjay Narda

Summer colds and your teeth

2018 June 4
by Sanjay Narda

The winter may be behind us, but bacteria and viruses don’t give up that easily! The average adult gets two to three cold in a year and they can happen all year round. But how do they affect our teeth?

  1. Blocked nose. When we have a blocked nose, it can affect our teeth in more than one way. Mouth breathing can dry out the mouth which reduces the saliva. Saliva helps to wash away bacteria and harmful acids so a lack of it increases the risk of tooth decay. Secondly when you can’t breathe through your nose, toothbrushing becomes harder to do, meaning you don’t spend long enough time doing it.
  2. If you suffer from sinusitis, the increased sinus pressure can cause toothache-like symptoms which can be painful.
  3. When you become unwell, you can often get dehydrated which again reduces the amount of saliva in the mouth. It is important to ensure you are getting enough fluid into your body by drinking plenty of water.
  4. When we have a blocked nose, a cough or a sore throat, we often reach for syrupy medication. These syrups and pastilles contain lots of sugar which is very bad for your teeth. Try and find sugar free versions and drink plenty of water to help control the acids in the mouth.

If you have neglected your teeth after a cold or flu, or if you are having any other problems with your teeth it is important to book an appointment. Contact us on 01844 343381 to book an appointment or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough.

Dr. Sanjay Narda

The effects of smoking on your teeth and mouth

2018 April 30
by Sanjay Narda

While we are all aware of the negative impacts smoking can have on our health – how it can affect our teeth is not always common knowledge.

  1. Smoking can cause the teeth to become discoloured and stained due to the nicotine and tar found in cigarettes. Not only does this staining not look very nice, but the rough surface of the staining can encourage plaque which can damage the teeth.
  2. Gum disease. Studies have shown that smoking is one of the biggest risk factors in developing periodontal disease. Not only do smokers develop more plaque and tartar, they have a lack of oxygen in their blood stream meaning the periodontal tissues are more likely to be destructed.
  3. Tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a progressive disease that eventually leads to tooth loss. On average, smokers lose between 2-3 teeth every 10 years.
  4. Lack of healing. Another affect caused by a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream is reduced healing following dental procedures. The chemicals found in tobacco interfere with the healing process.
  5. Oral cancer. It is a well known fact that smoking increases the risk of developing oral cancer (as well as other cancers). Smoking is the main avoidable risk factor for head and neck cancers.

Giving up smoking is the best way to slow the progression of gum disease. Giving up is not easy and many people try and fail to do so. If you are struggling, then there are smoking cessation clinics which help you to kick the habit. Secondly, an effective oral hygiene routine is essential to slow the progression. Thirdly, regular check ups are important to make sure your teeth, gums, tongue, cheeks and throat are healthy.

To book an appointment, please call us on 01844 343381 or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough, Bucks.

Dr Sanjay Narda

5 promises to our patients

2018 April 23
by Sanjay Narda
  1. We will always be honest. We believe that to give the best dental care we must always be honest to our patients. This has helped us to build a good level of trust with our patients as we always give realistic expectations and don’t promise outcomes that are not possible.
  2. We will always act in your best interests. We never do any treatment on our patients if we feel it is not in their best interests. This means that we will always put the health of the teeth first and will not propose treatment plans that will be detrimental to the teeth.
  3. We will always keep you involved in the decision making. We feel that our patients should be put first and have a right to make their own decisions.
  4. We will always listen and understand. We know that some of our patients are nervous and find coming to the dentist a big challenge. We are always here to listen to any concerns and proceed at a pace that suits them and makes them feel comfortable.
  5. We will always have a desire to learn. In an industry that is forever growing and changing we believe it is important to keep up to date with the latest techniques and keep moving forward.

Dr. Sanjay Narda

Should I use Corsodyl mouthwash every day?

2018 April 16
by Sanjay Narda

Corsodyl is a brand name for a range of products including toothpastes and mouthwashes. The adverts show the range of products that they offer and advise daily use to stop bleeding gums.

It is important, however, to be aware of the differences between the products in the Corsodyl range and be aware of how and when to use them. The two ranges are outlined below:

The ‘daily’ range – This range consists of the toothpastes and of the ‘daily’ mouthwash. These are designed for frequent/daily use. The toothpastes contain fluoride alongside other ingredients and are similar to other toothpaste brands. The mouthwash contains fluoride and a small amount of chlorhexidine digluconate (0.06%). These products are safe for everyday use.

The treatment range – this range consists of the original Corsodyl mouthwash (0.2%), and the Corsodyl gel (1%) which both contain a much higher percentage of chlorhexidine digluconate. These products are excellent treatments but are designed only for short term use. They can be used after extractions and surgical procedures, for mouth ulcers, or for gum conditions but only on your dentist’s recommendation. Prolonged use of these products can cause staining and discolouration of the teeth and tongue, and temporarily affect your sense of taste so we do not recommend daily use.

If you have already used the treatment products for a long time and are noticing staining, this can only be removed with a scale and polish from the hygienist.

To book an appointment, please call us on 01844 343381 or visit or dental centre in Princes Risborough, Bucks.

Dr Sanjay Narda

Oral Cancer

2018 March 26
by Sanjay Narda

Seeing a dentist regularly is very important, we don’t just check your teeth! There are many things that we look for in your dental check up and the most important one is oral cancer. Oral cancer includes cancer of the tongue, floor of the mouth, throat lips & cheeks. It can be life threatening if not diagnosed early.

There are many different signs and symptoms of oral cancer including: swellings, red or white patches in the mouth, ulcers that don’t heal, difficulty chewing and swallowing and unexplained numbness. Oral cancer does not always give you pain or discomfort in the early stages, so it might be something that you are not aware of.

You are more likely to get oral cancer if you have a family history of it, if you smoke, drink or if you have excessive sun exposure. With that being said, 25% of oral cancers appear in people who do not smoke or drink alcohol, so it is still important to get checked.

If you would like to book an appointment, please call us on 01844343381 or visit our dental practice in Princes Risborough, Bucks. We see patients from Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas.

Dr. Sanjay Narda