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What Causes Yellow Teeth?


As we grow older, it’s inevitable to experience some staining and teeth discolouration. To stop your teeth from turning yellow, you should pay attention to the most common culprits.

Key causes of yellow teeth:

- Drinking coffee, wine, or tea frequently.

- An inconsistent dental hygiene routine causes plaque buildup, which makes it harder to remove stains.

- Antibiotic medication can cause discolouration, especially in children and pregnant women.

Don’t let tooth stains affect your confidence. Remember that your dentist offers several treatments that can help with stained enamel.

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/why-are-my-teeth-turning-yellow/


Bump on the Roof of the Mouth: Cancer?

Lumps or bumps on the roof of the mouth are usually easily treated. However, if the bump does not clear up quickly, a dentist should be consulted who may refer the patient to a doctor.

Very rarely, lumps or patches on the roof of the mouth can indicate the presence of a serious medical condition including oral cancer whose symptoms include:

- Rapidly growing bump

- Open and bleeding sores

- Oddly shaped patches of tissue

While it is important “to give (any) sores time to heal”, and a dentist will routinely check for oral cancer while examining a patient’s teeth, any persistent oral problems should not be ignored. Read more on the subject at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323063.php

What Are Some Common Symptoms of Teething?


When a child's first teeth enter, he or she can experience slight pain and discomfort. It is always wise to consult with a dentist to learn about the various treatment options. Still, there are several symptoms which could indicate that teething is occurring.

- The child has a constant desire to chew on objects.

- Normal sleep patterns have become disrupted.

- The gums appear swollen, red and sore.

”It can be helpful to understand which symptoms are normal and which are not when it comes to teething.”

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Grinding Teeth Might Indicate an Improper Bite

Bruxism, or the habit of grinding the teeth, is fairly common but it could be caused by an improper bite. Bruxism, whatever the cause, can lead to dental issues such as:

- Tooth sensitivity

- Inflamed gums

- Tooth erosion

Left untreated, bruxism can even lead to tooth loss so it is important to “never wait to seek help” and consult your dentist if teeth grinding is an issue. The dentist can determine if bruxism is due to an improper bite and take steps to correct the problem. Read more about bruxism and improper bites at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-do-i-know-if-i-have-an-improper-bite/.


The Causes of Receding Gumline

Receding gums occur when the gums move away from the teeth, exposing the roots. Gum tissue protects the teeth, so when the gumline pulls away this can be painful and cause tooth sensitivity. This can also cause tooth loss.

Key takeaways:

- Gum disease due to bacteria not cleaned away properly can cause receding gums, which is why regular cleanings are important.

- A dentist can advise on best oral care as aggressive brushing can inflame the gums and lead to their recession.

- If teeth grinding is a potential cause for gumline recession a dentist may fit a nightly mouthguard for protection.

"Dentists are trained to determine the issue and work with you to create a treatment plan to resolve the problem. Your gum tissue protects your teeth and keeps them healthy and safe—don’t ignore receding gums if you notice them!"

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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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How to Find Us

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