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

Knowing the Warning Signs of TMJ


Joint Disorder (TMJ) is a painful condition characterised by tensing your jaw. However, changing a few common habits can have a very real impact upon your current state. What would your dentist recommend? You will be surprised to learn the answers to this question.

- If you suffer from poor posture, the muscles within your jaw will naturally feel tighter.

- Never use your teeth to perform tasks such as opening envelopes or even chewing ice.

- Try to determine if you also suffer from bruxism (unconsciously grinding your teeth).

”By better managing your stress, you can avoid making your TMJ disorder worse!”

Learn more:



Afraid of the Dentist?

Dental techniques have improved immeasurably over recent years and fear of the dentist is based in the mind rather than in reality. If the thought of having the dentist work on your teeth is frightening there are a few steps you can take to ease your anxiety.

- Choose a dentist who specialises in treating patients with dental fears

- Discuss your fears and anxieties with the dentist

- Bring a friend to your appointment for support and reassurance

If all else fails consider having an anaesthetic as “sedation dentistry is becoming more and more popular”.


Further tips can be found at https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/best-ways-to-overcome-your-dental-fears_us_59d2631ae4b0f58902e5ce30.

Addressing a Gap Between Your Teeth

gap in your smile can impact self-consciousness and even happiness over time. You will be pleased to learn that there are a number of effective options at your disposal.


Three common methods to correct your teeth that a dentist may recommend can often include:

- Dental bonding (filling in the gap between your teeth with a special resin).

- Porcelain veneers can be used if the gap is too wide to be addressed with bonding.

- Braces are another alternative that is highly effective at closing gaps.


“When it comes to your treatment for closing the gap in your smile, you have options.”


Read more:


Your Guide to the Best Brushing Techniques

Caring for our teeth and gums is no laughing matter. Many individuals have developed bad habits over the years and others have simply failed to adopt the correct practices. It is therefore a good idea to take a look at three recommendations which can limit your trips to the dentist.

- Make sure that you spend at least two minutes brushing.

- Brush your tongue and the inside of your cheeks.

- Never forget to brush before heading off to bed.

“Spend an additional 30 seconds cleaning the inner surface of your lower teeth.”

Read more:



Teeth grinding: harmless or harmful?

You may not realise you grind your teeth or that this habit is very bad for your dental health.

Key takeaways:

- Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism and mostly happens at night while you are asleep – and results in a great deal of pressure on your teeth.

- Bruxism can result in chipped or fractured teeth, tooth sensitivity, discoloration, cavities or gum inflammation.

- You should make an appointment with your dentist if you grind your teeth, to avoid any lifelong problems.

"Teeth grinding is a terrible habit that can affect your smile for life."


Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-does-teeth-grinding-impact-your-oral-health/

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
Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Invalid Input

  • Damon-Braces-logo
  • Membership-Denplan-Logo
  • acceledent
  • bdaimage
  • cfastlogo
  • inmanaligner
  • insignialogo
  • invisgalign
  • practice-plan
  • simply5logo
  • sixmonthsmilelogo
  • social6logo
  • straumann-logo
  • zoomimages

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