Welcome to the Andover Smile Centre
Call us Today 01264 323033 Andover Smile Centre 31 Junction Rd, Andover, SP10 3QU info@andoversmilecentre.com

Have a cavity under your filling?

Do you know that it’s still possible to get cavities even if you have tooth fillings? Although fillings are meant to protect the tooth from cavities, some patients still have problems.

Key takeaways:

- If the seal is not placed properly, a slight gap will allow bacteria to form under the filling thus facilitating a cavity.

- Fillings get damaged from teeth grinding and chewing on hard things like pens and toys.

- Avoid acidic and sugary foods to prevent cavities.

Take care for your fillings by visiting the dentist regularly for checkups.

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How to protect your enamel

Your tooth enamel protects your teeth from damage and decay so it's important to keep it strong. There are several things you should bear in mind when you are brushing your teeth.

Key takeaways:

- When brushing your teeth always wait at least 30 minutes after you've finished eating

- Make sure your toothbrush bristles are soft and try to avoid brushing too vigorously

- Always brush twice daily and don't forget to floss - your dentist can advise if your oral care routine is sufficient

- Get plenty of vitamin D and calcium from milk and cheese.

- Eat more fruits and vegetables.

- Limit the sweet foods you eat; when you do indulge, drink water to wash your mouth afterwards.

"Gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues can all impact the health of your enamel."


Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-can-i-do-to-strengthen-my-tooth-enamel/

Asthma patients and gum disease

Research shows that asthma patients are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Asthma patients are more susceptible to advanced gum disease, called gingivitis and periodontitis.

Here's more.

- People with asthma breathe through the mouth, causing dryness that facilitates harmful bacteria.

- People with asthma lack enough saliva to wash away food residue and prevent harmful bacteria.

- If you have asthma, ensure proper oral hygiene to prevent gum and periodontal disease.

Asthma patients should see the dentist regularly & keep their teeth clean by brushing regularly. Drink enough water to avoid dehydration.

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How Can Dry Mouth Adversely Affect Your Teeth?

Millions of individuals suffer from a chronic condition known as dry mouth. Not only can this be uncomfortable, but a constantly dry mouth could impact our teeth and cause dental problems.

Let's examine three everyday causes that may often be overlooked.

- Smoking and drinking alcohol will naturally deplete the mouth of saliva.

- Drinking too much caffeine will likewise pull moisture away from the mouth.

- A dry mouth is also one of the first signs of dehydration, so maintain an adequate intake of fluids.

”Many medications, both prescription and over-the- counter, can cause dry mouth.”

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Filling your tooth gap

Now, you can find practical solutions for your tooth gap at your local dental clinic. Next time you go to the dentist, discuss any of the dental solutions below.

Key takeaways:

- If you have two or more gaps, dental implants will still function as normal teeth.

- Porcelain veneers on your teeth or braces will bring your teeth together.

- Dental bonding using a tooth-coloured composite resin will blend with your natural teeth.

- If the gap is due to physical injuries, visit the dentist immediately for treatment.

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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!


So why not get in touch Call us on: 01264 323033 We are here to help
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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