Welcome to the Andover Smile Centre

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

Is Vaping Better than Smoking for Dental Health?

Vaping, or smoking electronic cigarettes, continues to grow in popularity among smokers. Many perceive vaping as being less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. Research has shown that e-cigarettes are actually more damaging.

When it comes to possible damage to teeth and gums, the jury is still out as to whether vaping is less harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes.

What is known is that vaping can cause:

- Dry mouth

- Inflamed gums

- Receded gums

The chemicals found in e-cigarettes also “have the potential to be carcinogenic” and any dentist will advise against both forms of smoking. Read more about vaping and dental health at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/can-vaping-impact-your-oral-health/


Why You Might Want to Remove Your Tongue Piercing

Some preliminary research has shown that tongue piercings can cause damage in some people's mouths:

- Tongue piercings can lead to numerous oral health complications such as abscesses, gum inflammation/bleeding, sensitive cracked teeth, and infection.

- Treatment for these complications can include antibiotics and surgical intervention; often, the tissue damage cannot be fully reversed.

- Those with piercings should keep the piercing immaculately clean and avoid smoking (tobacco or marijuana) or vaping.

"If you have a piercing and you're bombarding it with all these irritants and potential carcinogens, well, that complicates things."

Read the full story here: https://consumer.healthday.com/dental-and-oral-information-9/misc-dental-problem-news-174/tongue-piercings-may-bring-harm-to-teeth-and-gums-735168.html


The Ways Tooth Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

Tooth bonding is a procedure to correct various cosmetic issues with your teeth. In the bonding procedure, the dentist uses a material called composite resin. Your dentist may recommend it in the following circumstances:

- you have a tooth (or teeth) that are cracked or chipped

- you have a gap/gaps between your teeth

- you have cavities that need filling

- you have exposed roots in your teeth due to gum disease

"Tooth bonding can help improve your smile in numerous ways."

Read more about how tooth bonding improves your smile here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-can-tooth-bonding-improve-my-smile/




What To Expect After A Gum Graft

People affected by severe gum disease will need a surgical procedure known as gum grafting. Here’s what to expect after having a gum graft done.

Key takeaways:

- Painkillers are often prescribed after a graft, so have someone drive you home instead of driving yourself.

- Teeth sensitivity to hot and cold food / drinks is to be expected.

- Healing is often complete after 1 to 2 weeks.

Before surgery, your dentist will explain in detail what you can expect to happen post procedure.

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322115.php

Loose Teeth Caused by Gum Disease

Periodontitis or gum disease often arises through failure to brush and floss teeth properly which allows plaque to build up. Hardened plaque, called tartar, forces the gums away from the teeth and breaks down the underlying bone and tissue which causes teeth to become loose.

Signs of gum disease include:

-  Red, swollen or painful gums

- Bleeding gums when you brush

- Receding gums

Changes in the way the teeth fit together” is another warning sign and if any of these symptoms appear they should be notified to a dentist as soon as possible. More information on the causes of loose teeth can be found at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322028.php


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