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Understanding the different types of dental implants

Nowadays, people with missing teeth have a wider variety of options for dental implants. Your dentist should advise you on which of these options is best for you.

Key takeaways:

- Endosteal implants are the most common and are for people with an adequate amount of jawbone.

- Mini-dental implants are for people with a weak or inadequate amount of jawbone and are more budget-friendly.

- Implant-supported dentures are best if you lack all your natural teeth.

- Subperiosteal implants include a frame and post being inserted, into patients with a weak jawbone.

Today’s dental implants are beautiful natural-looking replacement teeth that restore your smile. Dental implants will last a very long time if you practice good oral hygiene.

Find out more at:

 

http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/are-there-different-types-of-dental-implants/

Effective teeth brushing tips

  • Most people brush their teeth twice a day as recommended by dentists, but may not be cleaning their teeth as effectively as they could.

Key takeaways:

- Brush your upper and lower teeth for 1 minute each with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

- Use medium pressure to avoid any damage to your enamel.

- Use a fluoride toothpaste to reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay.

- Ask your dentist for a demonstration at your next checkup to ensure you perfect your technique

 

Read the full story here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/reminder-the-way-you-brush-your-teeth-could-damage-your-gums_us_5988a6e9e4b07e7f21510f7d

Adult Teeth-Straightening Options: Aesthetics on Your Side

Many adults have asked their dentist if there are any methods to straighten teeth without employing traditional braces. Advancements in technology have enabled this dream to become a reality. There are several effective methods which can be utilised. A few common alternatives include:

- Braces with clear brackets.

- Lingual braces (placed on the backs of teeth).

- Clear plastic aligners which adjust tooth positions over time.

Read more:

 

http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-less-visible-orthodontic-treatment-options-for-adults/

How To Prepare Your Children For A Visit To The Dentist's Office

Just like adults, children may feel anxious about going to the dentist, but there are certain things parents can do to put them at ease.

Key takeaways:

-  Play dentist with each other or use stuffed toys to create the dental check-up experience

-  Talk to your kids about why it's important to have healthy teeth and ensure they follow a dental care routine

-  Go to a pediatric dentist

Preparing your kids for their first dental appointment takes time, but the efforts are well worth it.

 

Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-do-i-prepare-my-child-for-their-first-dental-appointment/

Can gum diseases cause death?

You now have more re.pasons to keep your teeth clean and take regular checkup visits to the dentist. Periodontitis, which ranges from mild gum inflammation to severe tissue damage and loss, is linked to several chronic diseases.

Key takeaways:

- Gum disease triggers inflammation throughout the body which has been linked to chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and diabetes.

- Pregnancy complications have also been linked to gum disease.

- Prevent inflammation by maintaining oral hygiene, using germless toothbrush, brush and floss regularly.

- Keep your toothbrush bacteria-free by replacing it regularly.

See your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleaning.

Read more at:

 

https://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/Gum-disease-heart-Alzheimers/2017/09/13/id/813333/

Dr. Aarti Kohli Jain (Principal Dentist)

Hi, Im Aarti Kohli Jain and I moved up to Andover Smile Centre because of their particular approach to dentistry is BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE… minimal treatment…beautiful smiles.

You know how some people are self-conscious and unhappy about the look of their smile and suffer with low self-esteem Which means that you don’t feel very confident in your social life and at work. Well, what I can do is improve your smile with new minimal dentistry techniques and a very gentle touch, which means that your teeth will look fantastic and be healthy and long lasting, so you can be more confident when you meet new people.

I am very interested in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics and facial aesthetics and this allows me to help people who are conscious and unhappy about various aspects of their smile, teeth and gums to achieve optimal health, function and aesthetics.

The satisfaction I receive as a dentist, knowing I am helping people improve their smiles and lead happier, healthier lives with increased self-esteem is hugely gratifying.

I keep abreast with the latest techniques and innovations in my field which helps me provide unparalleled patient care and the highest quality dentistry available today. I have a very gentle and caring approach towards my patients especially the nervous ones and try my best to allay their anxieties and phobias and treat them in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

I graduated in India in 2002 and since then have worked in both hospital and private dental settings. I completed my year-long vocational training at Blackbrook Dental Practice, Taunton and subsequently worked in private dental practices in the Hampshire area (Oasis Dental Care, Andover; Marshall's Dental Practice and Linden Dental Centre in Old Basing, Basingstoke).

I enjoy spending time with my family especially my daughter Aanya. I love adventure sports and travelling. My next personal goal is to learn to swim so I can undertake scuba diving training with my husband. Some people can often spell my name wrong Arty, Arti or Artie - I don’t mind but really it’s Aarti!

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31 Junction Road
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Monday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
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(pm by appt only)
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