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How To Deal With Dental Phobia

The best way to deal with a severe dental phobia is to enlist the help of a good dentist who works with nervous patients. This dentist must be fully aware that it's not always the thought of drills on your teeth that are the issue. The dentist must realise that you may even be phobic about making a dental appointment.

Here's how to involve a dentist in overcoming your dental phobia:

- Find a dentist you feel is sympathetic to your phobia.

- Have a consultation discuss your fears and anxieties.

- Discuss techniques to keep you comfortable during an examination or procedure, such as sedation.

"If you find that you're still uncomfortable with the idea of going to the dentist for any type of treatment, it may be beneficial to find a dentist who utilizes sedation dentistry."

Read more about this process in this article: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-you-have-severe-dental-phobia-heres-how-your-dentist-can-help/



Reduce Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Removal

As well as pain after wisdom teeth removal, there will be swelling. Follow the recovery advice given by your dentist, as well as these tips:

- Keep your head up and elevated (propped by a cushion) as this will encourage good blood flow

- Apply a hot or cold compress to the area for 20 minutes

- Soften chamomile tea bags as if you were making tea then chew gently on the tea bags

- Rinse with salted water.

"For many patients, the swelling will begin to decrease after the first few days—in the meantime, try these remedies to decrease swelling and feel better faster!"

Read more about the remedies in this article: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-decrease-swelling-after-wisdom-tooth-removal/


What to Do if Baby has Chipped a Tooth

Baby teeth are fragile by their nature and a chip can occur from time to time. Parents can prevent further discomfort if they are aware of what steps should be taken. Here are three suggestions which should always be followed.

- Contact a dentist as soon as possible.

- Store the fragment (if it has been located) in milk or saliva.

- Employ a cold compress to eliminate any perceived discomfort.

"Quick action after the accident can help prevent infection and discomfort, so never ignore your baby’s chipped tooth."

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Link Between Bad Breath and Acid Reflux Disease

Have you noticed increased incidence of bad breath? Has your dentist ruled out issues with your teeth and gums? If so, you might be suffering from acid reflux disease. Why is this a potentially dangerous condition in regards to your oral health?

- GERD causes stomach acids to enter into the mouth.

- This acid can irritate your teeth and gums while causing foul odour.

- Over time, the enamel of your teeth can become severely compromised.

"A lingering case of halitosis can signal a health problem, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)"

Learn more about acid reflux disease here:



Can Fillings Keep Your Teeth Protected Against Cavities?

Fillings are used to seal teeth damaged by cavities. But can they keep your teeth protected against future tooth decay?

Key takeaways:

- Damaged fillings can’t offer protection, as bacteria can seep in through the cracks.

 - Cavity protection depends on how old a filling is, as they need to be replaced every 5-15 years.

- Cavities can form under fillings that haven’t been fully sealed.

This shows how important it is to arrange regular checkups with your dentist to ensure your fillings are doing their job.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-cavities-form-under-dental-fillings/


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
SP10 3QU

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)
Saturday - by appointment only