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Antibiotics Can Kill The 'Good Bacteria' Needed for Good Oral Health

New research shows that bacteria within our bodies are effective in helping kill oral infections. The research notes antibiotics can actually kill off these ‘beneficial’ bacteria.

Key takeaways:

- Our teeth and gums benefit from the body’s “beneficial” bacteria which fight infections and inflammation.

- Overuse of antibiotics can harm these beneficial bacteria, which can set the stage for infections.

- Maintaining regular dentist visits is important since good oral health is linked to overall health.

Read the full story here

 

 

Proper Dental Care Combats Receding Gums

Receding gums are often a result of periodontal or gum disease and the best way of avoiding periodontal disease is to follow a good dental care regimen.

Brushing and flossing the teeth regularly is not enough, and is often done incorrectly which:

- Allows bacteria to accumulate along the gum line

- Irritates gum tissue

- Leads to infection and loose teeth

Teeth should be brushed gently using a soft-bristled brush as a hard brush can also cause gums to recede. Regular check-ups at the dentist are also crucial to good dental health and “paramount to reversing gum disease” at the earliest opportunity. Read more about causes of receding gums at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-are-the-causes-of-a-receding-gum-line/

 

What You Need to Know about Jaw Tightness

The complex temporomandibular joint (TMJ), or jaw, can become tight and painful. A dentist can assist in investigating the cause.

Key points:

- Teeth grinding places strain on the jaw muscles and teeth.

- A jaw which clicks or is painful generally should be examined.

- Misalignment of teeth (improper bite) can cause pain and discomfort.

A dentist can investigate the causes of jaw pain and offer help in many cases.

"Jaw tightness can range from mild to severe and be most painful when moving the jaw, such as when chewing or speaking."

Read the full story here:

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-causes-jaw-tightness/

 

How an Implant-Supported Bridge Could Help Your Smile

Rather than supported by the teeth, an implant supported bridge is supported by dental implants. It is used in restorative work when someone has several missing teeth in the same row.

Key takeaways:

- Your dentist will evaluate your teeth and determine if and how an implant-supported bridge would benefit you.

- The procedure has multi-steps from dental implants through to crowns on the bridge to aid a natural smile.

- An implant-supported bridge looks natural and lets you chew and speak well.

"Implant supported bridges give your dentist more flexibility when placing your dental implants. For example, if you have an area in your mouth that’s missing more jaw bone, your dentist can opt to place the implant in an area that has sufficient bone to properly support the bridge."

Read the full story here

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-an-implant-supported-bridge/

 

Great Methods to Eradicate Dental Phobia in Children

 

Millions of children and adults are afraid of the dentist. However, this phobia is particularly important to address with the younger generation. What are three effective steps which parents can take?

- Have a “pretend” dental visit at home and examine your child's teeth.

- Schedule a quick “meet and greet” at the dentist’s office before the first checkup.

- Keep things simple when explaining any potential procedures that might take place.

- Reward your child if he or she behaves calmly while at the dentist.

”If your child is scared of the dentist, it is a good idea to address his or her fear as soon as you can.”

Check out these additional options:

https://www.workingmother.com/afraid-of-the-dentist

 

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
Andover
SP10 3QU

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01264 323033

Opening Hours

Monday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Thursday 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
Friday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm -
(pm by appt only)
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