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Milk Teeth Provide Autism Clues

Detailed examination of infants’ teeth has shed new light on the roots and diagnosis of autism.

Key takeaways:

- Scientific research has shown that how infants metabolise two mineral nutrients (zinc and copper) might predict autism.

- Lower levels of copper and zinc in baby teeth have been linked to autism.

- Both autism and ADHD might in the future be revealed in the “growth rings” in baby teeth.

Researchers also plan to use baby teeth to investigate brain metabolism cycles, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions.

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What Can Cause a Cracked Tooth?

A cracked tooth is a common dental problem that can easily be fixed:

- Cracked teeth tend to result from injury, biting food too hard, or teeth grinding.

- Symptoms include pain or sensitivity when eating.

- Most cracked teeth can be restored with plastic resin, fillings, crowns or root canal filling.

- If the crack was caused by teeth grinding a mouth-guard can be provided to prevent future damage.

"A cracked tooth will not necessarily cause any symptoms. People often have cracked teeth without even realising it."

Read the full story here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322015.php


How to Quickly Recover from Novocaine

There could be times when you require Novocaine in order for a dentist to treat a problem with your gums or teeth. If you need to return to work quickly, there are a handful of methods which could help alleviate any numbness.

- Simple activities such as walking will help to increase blood flow; causing the substance to break down.

- Be sure to check with your dentist before exercising.

- You might be administered a chemical known as OraVerse in order to reverse the effects.

”Usually, Novocaine's effects wear off once blood circulation increases and carries the drug away in the bloodstream.”

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Signs of Sleep Apnea Can be Noticed By Your Dentist

During sleep apnea, sufferers stop breathing temporarily while they are asleep. A dentist may spot the signs:

 - People with sleep apnea may have inflamed gums, enamel erosion, a dry mouth, teeth grinding, fatigue, snoring or have a headache when waking up.

- If your dentist suspects you might have sleep apnea they will refer you to a specialist for confirmation.

- Seeing your dentist regularly maintains good oral health as well as allowing other conditions with oral symptoms to be detected.


"Your sleep specialist will likely recommend you have an overnight sleep study done to

determine if you have sleep apnea."


Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-does-a-dentist-diagnose-sleep-apnea/


Chipped, Damaged or Lost Teeth in Childhood

Dental mishaps such as loosened or chipped teeth are commonplace in childhood. But even the most minor incident should quickly be brought to the attention of the child’s dentist as there may be repercussions.

Most critical is a lost adult tooth. Here’s what to do when that happens:

- Clean the tooth thoroughly.

- Reinsert the tooth gently into the socket.

- You have one hour before the tooth dies - so see a dentist immediately.

No matter how trivial the dental injury may seem parents should always inform the dentist and allow him or her to “assess and repair the damage without delay” and you can read more at


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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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