Good reasons to visit Forest Dental Loughton

Every adult living in the United Kingdom understands the need to take care of their teeth and gums, as we all know that we can benefit from having high-quality oral health and hygiene standards. The main way we achieve these standards is by practising a regular oral cleaning routine in the form of brushing our teeth twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening before we retire to bed.

However, brushing is not the only method that is available to us when it comes to looking after our oral health and hygiene, as we should also visit a dental practice in order to undergo our dental check-ups and to receive any treatment we may require. These are good places to find expert help and advice about the things we can do to strengthen our oral hygiene standards, ensuring that our teeth, gums, and mouths are at their best at all times.

At Forest Dental Loughton we pride ourselves on the fact we are always available to help our patients achieve the best standards of oral health and hygiene that they can possibly attain. We are family-friendly dentists with a team dedicated to offering a professional service in a relaxed atmosphere, geared towards making patients feel happy to return again whenever necessary.

It is important to spend time with our dentist at Forest Dental Loughton

We want all our patients to understand the importance of the time they spend with our dentist receiving an oral check-up, as these check-ups can often help to spot the early stages of developing oral issues. This then calls for the use of techniques and/or treatments as a way to intervene, in the hope of preventing any minor issue developing to a stage where it would need more invasive procedure such as a filling, extraction, or root canal treatment.

We at Forest Dental Loughton firmly believe that a check-up can possibly be one of the most helpful times that a patient spends at our practice, as this time allows us to monitor and record your progress with your oral health and hygiene. When needed we can react to the findings of your check-up by offering advice, help, and treatment when necessary.

We also want all our patients to understand that this is the perfect opportunity to start a conversation, this is your chance to ask questions and raise any concerns you may have. We find that when a patient fully understands the need for any treatment through asking questions and having a conversation they feel more confident about the treatment they are going to receive and tend to gain better results.

Receive the treatment you expect

We know that all of our patients have their own high expectations of what they feel the quality of treatment they receive from us should be, this is something that we will always try to exceed, We want all of our patients to walk away from our practice completely happy with the care they have received, that way they will have the confidence to return in the future and possibly recommend us to friends and family.

At our practice we pride ourselves on always trying to give our patients the best possible level of care and treatment we can possibly provide, this has led us to build up a patient base that continues to return to us for all their oral health needs.

The benefits to your family of using Forest Dental Loughton

When we were young children, our parents always told us to make sure we brushed our teeth before going to bed, as they wanted us to grow up with strong, healthy dentition as well as a good set of standards regarding our oral health and hygiene.

Some of us may carry on using the good practices we were taught by our parents throughout our lives to keep our teeth healthy, we may also go on to pass these practices to our own children when we become parents, teaching them to brush their teeth just like we were taught.

One of the other important things we are taught about from an early age with respect to our oral health and hygiene is the importance of visiting the dentist for regular check-ups and to receive any treatments we may need in order to aid us in our daily fight for good oral health.

Here at Forest Dental Loughton, we understand that many families want to be able to visit the same dental practice and this may be the best way to encourage the children in any family unit to fully engage with a dentist and their oral hygiene.

No need to be nervous

Everybody suffers from nerves from time to time, this is something that most of us can accept as a statement of truth. However, at Forest Dental Loughton we are very aware that the idea of visiting the dentist can often invoke a sense of anxiety and trepidation in adults, this can also be a particular problem with young children. Our staff understand this and will go to great lengths to put any nervous person’s mind at ease and make them feel comfortable about seeing the dentist. This may help any children you introduce to the practice feel happier about engaging with the dentist as they will be greeted by a friendly face.

Another good way to encourage a child to engage with the dental practice is to bring them along to see a parent receiving a check-up. As if they can see mum or dad is happy to allow a dentist to examine their teeth, gums, and mouth it may help put them at ease and make them feel comfortable allowing the dentist to do the same to them. Children will often follow examples laid out by their parents that they believe are good for them and are in their best interest.

The provision of dental treatment

No parent wants their child to require complex dental treatment, but if they should need it then it is always good to know that they are registered with the local dentist. At Forest Dental Loughton we encourage parents to register their children with us from a young age, in that way we are ready to help them with their oral health needs as they grow from children to teenagers and finally into adulthood, ensuring they have the ability to enjoy a high standard of oral health at all stages of their lives.

To this end we are a family-friendly, gentle dentist in Loughton, with a team dedicated to offering the very best dental health.

When was the last time you saw a dentist?

In order for us to have optimum oral health, it is recommended that you have regular appointments with your dentist. This is so that the dentist can examine your teeth, identify if there are any dental issues, and advise on the most suitable dental treatment to resolve your issue.

If you do not book regular appointments with a dentist however, you run the risk of having dental issues left untreated, which can lead to further problems down the line that can ultimately affect your physical health and wellbeing.

If you cannot remember the last time you saw a dentist, and you are based in Loughton, why not visit our practice Forest Dental Loughton, where our team of highly trained dental professionals will be able to help you on your dental health journey.

What you should know about our dental practice

Our practice Forest Dental Loughton has been providing high quality dental treatments for our patients using the latest in dental technology to provide long lasting dental care. We offer to our patients dental treatments within the following areas of dentistry; general treatments, cosmetic dentistry, preventative dentistry and also treatments for those who have missing teeth.

If you have not visited our practice before however, we would advise you to book an appointment with us and have a new patient exam.

What to expect as a new patient at our practice

At Forest Dental Loughton we are always happy to welcome new patients to our practice and with our new patient exam, it gives us a chance to get to know more about you, your dental health and find out your long term goals for your teeth.

When you arrive at our practice, we will ask you to complete a questionnaire, which will ask you questions regarding your dental needs, if you have previously had any dental history and for you to disclose our medical history and any pre-existing conditions you may have. This is important as should you require dental treatment, we will be able to use the information you have given us to ensure that you are given the most suitable treatment.

You will then meet with our principal dentist Dr Sab Rana who will invite you into her surgery to carry out a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums and mouth. X rays and photographs will help our dentist to make a diagnosis if needed.

Once our dentist has completed the examination, your dental health will be discussed in detail and should you require any dental treatment, you will be presented with the most suitable options. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and raise any concerns you may have at this stage.

Once you have decided to go ahead with the recommended treatment, you will be given a detailed treatment plan which will include important factors such as how long the treatment will be, along with fees and options for payment.

If you are particularly nervous about having dental treatment you will not need to worry, as our practice will treat you with the utmost care and respect, creating a calm and professional environment for you to feel comfortable at all times.

Forest Dental Loughton practising caring dentistry

Are you apprehensive about going to the dentist?

Do you avoid committing to your regular six monthly check-ups, because you are afraid of what they may find? At Forest Dental Loughton we have learned over our decades of practising that many patients suffer from the same phobias. Just as your medical doctor develops an understanding which defines his ‘bedside’ manner, so it is for dentists and their ‘chairside’ manner. We practise what we call gentle family dentistry, where we put our patients first and because we have two ears and one mouth, we listen more than we talk. This allows us to develop a relationship with our patients and having welcomed many patients since 2004 we can see that our patients are happy with our particular calm approach.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy

We at Forest Dental Loughton believe that preventive dentistry is the key to keeping your teeth and gums healthy for the duration of your life. If we do find a problem we aim to fix it correctly ensuring that it does not reoccur, so that you do not end up in a never-ending cycle of requiring ongoing dental treatment. It seems strange that we will take our car for its regular service, but when it comes to maintenance of our teeth and gums, in many cases we are less motivated. Regular brushing and flossing, together with six monthly check-ups and regular hygienist cleaning, are all part of our preventive dentistry programme.

Give your children a wonderful gift

What better gift can you give to your children than health and part of that gift must be dental health. We encourage our patients to bring their children in from the age of six months old. You can start to bring them in when you attend your appointments, our well-trained staff will look after them while you receive your treatment. It is important that from an early age they experience the environment of the dental surgery with its smells, sights and sounds. They will get used to people in white coats wearing masks and the telephones ringing and people moving around as they go about their daily routines. As they grow up and start to have their own examinations they will be stress free and not feel apprehensive about their dental visits. By starting early we are also able to educate them on the correct way to brush and floss their teeth, and we can guide them on the most suitable equipment for their cleaning. Any problems that may be manifesting as they are growing will be identified by us and treated early to avoid any problems in later life. All of this will help them to enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We are now seeing the second generation of families who started to visit us almost two decades ago.

You are part of our family

Forest Dental Loughton prides itself on caring for patients by treating them with respect and in the same way that we would like to be treated. Our service is geared around making your experience the very best that it can be. We attend regular training and seminars as equipment and techniques improve, so that we can provide you with the best treatment available at any particular time.

Whitening and brightening your smile at Forest Dental

When patients have spent years consuming caffeinated drinks, coloured beverages such as red wine or taking certain medications that stain the teeth, it may be that their smile has been tainted with the stains of these choices. Whilst for some this cosmetic impact may not be something they are concerned about, for others, the stained smile can cause a variety of discomforts. This is where the option to whiten your teeth may become appealing.

Whilst teeth whitening, like all dental treatments and procedures, is not a one size fits all method, there are a variety of possibilities which can be discussed with you by our knowledgeable dental team at Forest Dental Loughton.

Choosing over-the-counter whitening products to save the pennies


As with all treatments and procedures there are a variety of options readily available to be carried out at home. Whilst over-the-counter or internet solutions are not something that is strongly recommended, they are often the cheaper options. This is always an appealing aspect to anything we look at purchasing, but by attending Forest Dental Loughton for your teeth whitening process you are not only ensuring that the necessary safety checks of the product have been carried out, but you are also ensuring that the materials used are specific to your individual case. Having white teeth is a very generic and broad term, whereas brightening up the smile with teeth whitening products is not quite that simple. After all, very few people intentionally seek a smile that is so white it appears completely fake. By working with your dental team at Forest Dental Loughton we are able to brighten your smile whilst ensuring the process leaves a natural appearance to it rather than a synthetic one.

Overnight treatments

Although we strongly recommend using tooth whitening treatments provided by your dental team, this does not mean that you have to spend large amounts of time at the dental practice. One type of tooth whitening treatment is an at-home kit. These rely heavily on the patient’s commitment to the process, as the patient is provided with a special paste that is to be inserted into a retainer type tray and worn overnight. This particular treatment often suits patients who are too busy or potentially nervous when it comes to their dental visits. Whilst check-ups are needed to ensure that the process is working efficiently, the length of time within the Forest Dental Loughton surgery is greatly reduced.

A Zoom treatment

For patients who are seeking a quick fix to their discoloured smile, it may be that they pop into the dental practice for an intensive 90 minute treatment known as ‘Zoom’. Whilst this procedure does not suit every patient, the results are immediate and therefore patients that are seeking a brighter smile for a special event may be more swayed towards the more concentrated procedure.

No matter how discoloured your smile may appear to yourself, discuss your options with your dental team to ensure that you are understanding each treatment and choosing the most suitable one for yourself. Your comfort is one of our aims and therefore choosing the treatment to suit your needs is essential.

Forest Dental keeping the community healthy

At Forest Dental Loughton we believe in helping the community to become healthier by encouraging proper dental hygiene. We believe that we are contributing to the overall well being of the community that we serve. Our team of dedicated staff provide patient care that can detect possible future health concerns early, that otherwise might only be diagnosed much later in other practices. Tooth decay and gum disease have been linked to more serious illnesses. Bacteria from the mouth can lead to infection of the heart lining or cardiovascular disease and the resistance to infection caused by oral bacteria can increase the probability of becoming diabetic. In women who are pregnant the increase in oral bacteria during pregnancy can also cause a number of other complications.

Providing care and treatment for the whole family

Forest Dental Loughton provides a full range of treatment for the entire family. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the dental surgery from an early age to acclimatise them and make the surgery a secure and pleasant place to visit. A welcoming and caring team approach helps our patients to confide in us and trust us with their dental concerns. From reception to dentist our philosophy and approach is the same – that you are our focus. Children we treat now are the future adult patients of our dental practice and a reputation for care and attention to detail is what makes a dental practice successful.

Preventive dentistry

Proper routine dental hygiene and six monthly visits to the dentist are a part of the overall regime required to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. By starting to visit a dentist at a young age correct advice on brushing and flossing will become routine.

Latest technology and training

The latest dental equipment allows Forest Dental Loughton to offer exceptional diagnostic and treatment results. The use of a laser detector pen allows for the detection of tooth decay that can be accurately pinpointed effortlessly. In addition we use equipment that uses oxygen converted into ozone to safely and effectively remove harmful bacteria. Detecting the problem early allows treatment to occur before it is necessary to drill and remove the decay and then to fill the cavity created. Dental technological advances are rapidly changing dentistry and staff training on the latest equipment and techniques is ongoing. This allows for the provision of long-term, permanent dental care rather than temporary fixes.

Solving patients’ dental issues

As a dentist the primary goal is to provide patients with first class service and excellent dental care. The result of doing this well will build a good reputation leading to a successful dental practice and happy patients.

Reviews bring patients

Technology today exposes us all to the world especially on social media and positive reviews mean that patients are satisfied. It is an immediate measure of how well a dental practice is doing. It is vitally important that dentists pay attention to the concerns of their patients and seek to address those concerns quickly and efficiently. A dental practitioner now not only has to be good at providing top class dental care, but customer service to match. This is the ultimate goal of our practice each and every time a patient comes through our doors.

Welcome to forest Dental a innovative single partner practice

As a key pillar of the local community, Forest Dental in Loughton is a caring Family Practice. It has won awards for care and standard of treatment whilst being highly flexible and progressive but how do we do it?


Many factors have contributed to our success. One of the things that has kept us apart (literally and metaphorically) from other dental surgeries has been being a single partner practice. This may fly under the radar of most of our patients who find our clinic professional and well organized, yet extremely observant of care needs. Not only does it seem improbable that all of this could be orchestrated and maintained by a single practitioner, but the action of operating as a single practitioner allows Forest Dental in Loughton to take on the complex roles that it does.

With only one key individual responsible for the management of providing care and all aspects of recruitment, procurement  and regulatory compliance, there is a great deal of agility to Forest Dental that you simply would not be able to find in a multi-practitioner clinic, and is completely absent from large corporate dental chains.

Simply, Forest Dental has escaped the trap of decision by committee simply by having no committee. This has allowed decisions to be made faster and more effectively than many organisations could achieve. A good example of this is Forest Dental recent commitment to reducing its use of plastics and avoiding single use plastics as much as possible in its supply chain; this is a rarity in medicine and even more so in dentistry but the commitment to do so is heavily based on the passion of Dr Sab Rana Principal, an only dentist who has driven the clinic to the point of receiving parliamentary level accreditation for its excellence.

And although much of this operates behind-the-scenes and is therefore unobserved by my Forest dental abundant patients, it is a business model that is well worth highlighting and receiving a little credit for and the resulting experience and excellent level of care our patients receive.

Flexibility in care

This flexibility is what has allowed us to operate so consistently throughout the recent lockdown as the implementation of any changes could be carried out immediately in our clinic. Due to the high emphasis in dentistry on hygiene, there were little modifications that had to be made to spacing out our appointments. We are very grateful for our regular patients who we have managed to serve with a minimal of delays.

This flexibility also extends to patients who may suffer from an aversion in dentistry, allowing us to amend treatment schedules in order to make any necessary procedures as pleasant and tolerable as possible. This includes providing booking appointments at precise time allowing you to minimise the amount of time you spend with ys, making the waiting process less strenuous.

If you have any further questions on how Forest Dental in Loughton can meet your dental needs, or are interested in registering as a new patient, please feel free to get in contact with us via our website or call the surgery.

What is the root canal therapy treatment?

At Forest Dental Loughton we provide many dental treatments and cosmetic procedures which are an available option for most patients. One of our most popular endodontic treatments is the root canal therapy treatment. This treatment is designed to treat the infected pulp that has developed in the mouth area. The pulp of the tooth can get infected due to tooth decay or any injury to the mouth. This damage can spread towards the area of the root canal causing great difficulty and discomfort in the area. It is important to get a root canal treatment done before other extreme measures are needed to be taken- such as removing the tooth. If you are worried about this dental issue do not hesitate to book an appointment with Forest Dental in Loughton.


What happens in root canal therapy treatment?

There are many steps when undergoing a root canal therapy treatment this is to ensure that safety precautions are being taken. In the initial phase a local anesthetic is used. This is done to make sure that a patient does not feel any discomfort or less pain during the treatment. The next step consists of the dental professional will prepare the tooth with a drill. This is so that the professional will have easy access to the root canal area. The area of the root canal will be cleaned and the dental professional will ensure that there is no residue of infection or a pulp. The treated area is then filled with a filling which will then be enclosed for a period of time. A patient will then have to go to a follow up appointment where their tooth will be checked. In this later appointment the dental professional will check if the infection has cleared up which will allow them to then permanently fill the area. This treatment is time consuming, however it saves the risk of the full permanent removal of a tooth.

What are the benefits of root canal therapy treatment?

There are various life benefits when proceeding with a root canal treatment. A major dental benefit that comes from this treatment is that it stops further infections developing to neighbouring teeth. Usual toothaches that occur are usually a result of an infection that is on the tooth cavity. This endodontic treatment ensures the removal of bacteria that develops the infection. After the infection is treated the remainder of the tooth will be cleaned free of bacteria. This should help stop the deterioration of the tooth and toothache. Once the tooth is treated there is a less likely chance of bacteria spreading to the neighbouring teeth. This comes as a benefit as root canal therapy acts as a protection against other additional infections.

Another benefit of root canal therapy is that it improves an individual’s oral hygiene and health. Tooth decay can have a heavy impact on an individual’s oral health. The discomfort caused by the infection can discourage a patient to keep up with their oral hygiene.This is an issue as those with bad oral health are at risk of having health complications. These health complications can range from most commonly heart disease and diabetes and many more other health conditions. By getting this treated at Forest Dental in Loughton we can help improve your oral health!