Welcome to the Andover Smile Centre

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

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/

How to manage itchy gums

Ever had an itchy gum? Medical research indicates that having itchy gums could be a sign of broader health issues. Here are the causes, treatment and prevention of itchy gums.

 Key takeaways:

Observe oral hygiene and see a dentist if symptoms persist.

- Itching on the roof is an allergy symptom, irritation and redness could be gum disease and swelling could be teeth abscesses.

- Causes include plaque build up on teeth, a mild allergy, injuries, bruxism and hormonal changes.

- Treatment includes regular brushing, taking an o.t.c antihistamine and rinsing with saltwater.

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Can Too Much fluoride be a Bad Thing?

Most of us are aware that fluoride protects our teeth and prevents cavities. It is still important to note that exposure to very high levels can have some negative health effects.

Some of the most interesting findings in recent research:

- Mothers who absorb too much fluoride may give birth to children with lower IQs.

- Excess fluoride can eventually cause the colour of our teeth to change.

- Public drinking water (tap water) is a safe water source as fluoride is a safe levels.

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Do all wisdom teeth get extracted?

Wisdom teeth emerge in late adolescence or later in life. It is well documented that wisdom teeth can be difficult to remove, however, you may be surprised to learn that not everyone needs them removing.

Key takeaways:

- If wisdom teeth emerge and cause no problems, they may not need to be removed.

- When wisdom teeth become impacted, causing pain, bleeding and infection, they may need to be extracted.

- Always see your dentist regularly to discuss any complications when they arise.

"Many people still have wisdom teeth even though they’re not needed."


Read the full story here: http://yourdentalhealthresource.com/does-everyone-have-to-get-their-wisdom-teeth-removed-eventually/

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