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Dodge a Dental Emergency with These Must-Know Tips

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 11:34 pm
Man has tooth pain

Emergencies are unexpected by definition. No one walks down the street on a typical workday thinking that they will get injured in a freak accident. While dental emergencies cannot be anticipated under normal circumstances, there are a few habits that can dramatically reduce your chances of having an oral health crisis. Here are a few tips that will maximize your chances of not having a dental emergency any time soon.


Will My Dental Insurance Plan Cover Cosmetic Treatment?

September 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 5:40 pm
a patient smiling while visiting their dentist

Did you know that the demand for cosmetic dentistry has doubled within the last five years? More people than ever before are turning to their dentists to brighten their pearly whites and help them achieve the picture-perfect smile they’ve always dreamed of. That said, it’s natural to wonder if it’s possible to use dental insurance to help alleviate the cost of cosmetic care. The answer is a little complicated, but your dentist can help clear things up. Keep reading to learn more!


Recovering from Your Full Mouth Reconstruction

August 11, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 2:50 pm
Woman at home resting on her couch

A personalized full mouth reconstruction can be used to address multiple oral health issues in order to repair your smile. However, before you make any commitments, it’s a good idea to make sure that you know what will happen after each treatment that makes up your plan. What will recovery after your full mouth reconstruction look like? Here’s what you can generally expect when it comes to some particularly common procedures that can be part of the reconstruction process.


How Have Teeth Evolved Over Time?

July 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 7:34 pm
An archaeologist excavating a human ancestor’s skull

Despite what you might think, modern teeth haven’t always looked or felt as they do now. They only took their current form after many years of evolution. Humanity’s ancestors thus had different grins from what people have now. All that said, you may wonder just how teeth have evolved over time. Well, your local Plano dentist can give you a better idea. Here’s a brief history of human tooth development and some ways to protect modern teeth.


How to Handle a Child’s Knocked-Out Tooth

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 11:31 pm
Child holding tooth

If you’ve ever experienced a dental emergency, you know just how stressful it can be. It’s difficult to know what to do, and they often cause a lot of discomfort. When it involves your child, this can be even more challenging to deal with – especially when it’s urgent, like a knocked-out tooth. Fortunately, by acting quickly and calmly, your child’s smile will be good as new in no time. Here’s what you should do.


Diet Soda vs. Regular Soda: Which One is Worse for Teeth?

May 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 1:37 pm
glass of soda

You’re likely aware that soda is not beneficial for your teeth, as it’s a topic often discussed by doctors, parents, and friends. Consequently, you may choose “diet” soda, thinking it’s a healthier alternative. However, the reality is that diet soda is not any better for your smile than regular soda. To understand why, your Dallas dentist is here to provide an explanation. Continue reading to discover the impact of soda on teeth and how you can safeguard your smile from its effects.


4 Myths About Dental Sedation – Busted!

April 19, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 6:09 am
A woman receiving dental sedation

You’ve likely heard of sedation dentistry if you see your dentist often. Namely, you know it helps patients with dental anxiety. That said, were you aware of the various myths about dental sedation? There are many untrue stereotypes concerning its sedatives. To ensure you’re not one of them, therefore, let your local Plano dentist help. Here, then, are four dental sedation myths and why they simply aren’t true.


3 Ways you Can Invest your Tax Return in your Teeth

March 29, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 10:30 pm
smiling woman standing in a room filled with falling money

Tax season is here, which means that tax return season is right around the corner. Many people wind up with a sudden windfall that they didn’t expect, which makes them wonder how they ought to use it.

Of course, blowing money irresponsibly is pretty easy—and fun—to do. But if you want to make a more prudent investment, why not spend a little bit of money on your smile? Here are a few ways you can take your tax refund to the dentist and make the best of it.


5 Smile-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 5:42 pm
Man kissing woman on cheek while giving a present

Around this time of year, grocery stores, Targets, and even gas stations stock up on cards, chocolates, and other little Valentine’s Day goodies. If you’ve seen the displays but haven’t found anything that stands out, you might be a tad stressed – there are only a few more days until the 14th, after all! The good news is that there are several unique, fun, and dentist-approved Valentine’s Day gift ideas that your special someone will love. For a few ideas, read on.


How to Fix Your Teeth Without Breaking the Bank!

January 25, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 10:01 pm
woman smiling while looking in mirror

Are you unhappy with your smile? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans feel self-conscious about their teeth for many different reasons, including staining, discoloration, misalignment, gaps, cracks, and crowding. Luckily, you don’t have to live with a grin you don’t feel proud of. You might think that your dream look is out of your budget, but that’s not necessarily true. People from all walks of life are able to afford cosmetic dentistry thanks to a wide range of financing options that are available! Read on to learn how you can revamp your pearly whites without having to break the bank.

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