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About Preventive Dentistry

Prevention is better than cure and that is what preventive dentistry is all about. The concept is to avoid dental treatment by catching problems early or before they even arise.

No matter the current state of teeth or gums, a preventive dentistry team can help avoid unnecessary and unwanted trips to the dentist by:

- Thoroughly checking the health of teeth and gums

- Removing any plaque or tartar from teeth

- Advising on the best ways to brush, floss and clean between teeth

As a recent article on preventive dentistry states “it is never too late to start” and it can be found at https://www.dentalhealth.org/tell-me-about/topic/caring-for-teeth/preventive-care-and-oral-hygiene.

About Preventive Dentistry

Prevention is better than cure and that is what preventive dentistry is all about. The concept is to avoid dental treatment by catching problems early or before they even arise.

No matter the current state of teeth or gums, a preventive dentistry team can help avoid unnecessary and unwanted trips to the dentist by:

- Thoroughly checking the health of teeth and gums

- Removing any plaque or tartar from teeth

- Advising on the best ways to brush, floss and clean between teeth

As a recent article on preventive dentistry states “it is never too late to start” and it can be found at https://www.dentalhealth.org/tell-me-about/topic/caring-for-teeth/preventive-care-and-oral-hygiene.

Popular health trends that can harm your teeth

When it comes to dental health, certain health trends can cause more harm than good. Overuse of acidic substances and avoiding fluoride are just two examples.

Key takeaways:

- Never clean your teeth with cider vinegar which can attack tooth enamel.

- Choose a fluoride toothpaste if you want to protect your teeth against decay.

- Hot water with lemon drinks are acidic and damaging to tooth enamel.

- Charcoal can damage tooth enamel, and does not contain fluoride.

Talk to your dentist if you have been practicing any of these health trends.

"Fluoride is the main protective ingredient in toothpaste..."

Full article:

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11966346

Ways to treat toothache pain at home

Toothaches are usually caused by gum infections, trauma, loose teeth, and cavities. It is important that you take your teeth to the dentist for treatment. However, you can get temporary pain relief with home remedies.

Key takeaways:

- Mix thyme and water and use it as a mouthwash or dab the mixture on the affected area.

- Numb your pain by placing mashed garlic on the tooth, taking painkillers or drinking peppermint tea.

- Kill bacteria by risk in your mouth using mouthwash or warm and salty water several times during the day.

Read more here:

 

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320315.php

Tooth sensitivity after dental veneers

Veneers are a wonderful “tool” dentists use to cover up minor imperfections like chipped or discoloured teeth. Dentists frequently get asked about the effect of dental veneers on tooth sensitivity.

Key takeaways:

- Although some people experience initial sensitivity when veneers are first bonded to the teeth, many people experience no sensitivity at all.

- Sensitivity may occur due to removal of a thin layer of the tooth's surface enamel.

- Severe sensitivity lasting more than a couple of months may be an indicator that the veneers have not been fitted correctly.

See your dentist if sensitivity lasts longer than two months.

 

 

Read the full story here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/do-dental-veneers-increase-tooth-sensitivity/

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
Andover
SP10 3QU

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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