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

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:

https://www.dailynewsview.com/2018/08/7-signs-of-disease-your-teeth-can-reveal.html

 

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/

 

Need to Know: Balancing Oral Health

Like our guts, our mouths play host to good and bad bacteria. Some bacteria, linked to plaque and gum disease, can cause problems in other areas of the body.

Main points:

- Eat a diet high in fresh vegetables and fish.

- Cut down on fast food and alcohol.

- Brush twice a day and floss, too.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy helps to keep your whole body healthy - so remember to have regular check-ups with your dentist.

"New research suggests that the oral bacteria can also have a direct impact on how cancer plays out..."

More:                                       

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/breakthroughs-in-cancer-weight-loss-and-health-tied-to-oral-bacteria/

 

Recovering From a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is a common surgical procedure which usually proceeds quite smoothly. However, making a swift and full recovery is something that needs careful monitoring. Following extraction, the patient should NOT:

- Rinse the mouth for 48 hours

- Use drinking straws

- Partake in exercise

Teeth surrounding the extraction site should be brushed gently and carefully. Some pain and discomfort can be expected after an extraction but if the pain is extreme your dentist should be informed immediately as there may be complications that need attention. Any extraction “demands appropriate aftercare” and more tips can be found at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tooth-extraction-aftercare-4-tips-for-speedy-recovery/

 

Dental Crown Lengthening and When it is Needed

 

Sometimes gum tissue may inhibit a dentist performing tooth restorative work, such as a broken tooth below the gum line. Crown lengthening involves removing gum tissue to expose the teeth.

Key takeaways:

- Usually performed with local anesthesia, the procedure is straightforward as the periodontist removes a tiny amount of gum tissue.

- The procedure can be used if excessive gum tissue covers the crowns of teeth, referred to as a gummy smile.

- Those who suffer from anxiety should discuss the sedation options with their dentist.

"Only infinitesimal amounts of gum tissue are removed during the procedure, and while the full recovery time will take approximately two weeks, you should be able to return to work and any normal activities the day after the procedure."

Read the full story

https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/what-is-dental-crown-lengthening-and-when-is-it-needed/

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
Andover
SP10 3QU

CALL US
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