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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.


4 Smile-Friendly Holiday Tips

December 6, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 12:23 am
an assortment of sweet holiday foods

Good oral health is key to a beautiful smile and can also prevent complications in other parts of the body. Practicing excellent oral hygiene, eating the right foods, and avoiding bad oral habits are a few ways you can promote a healthy mouth. Unfortunately, with the holidays finally here, some people may find it more difficult to keep their smiles in good condition. Continue reading to learn four holiday smile tips to keep your pearly whites in good shape.


Does Nitrous Oxide Put You to Sleep?

September 21, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 6:48 pm
person wearing nose mask administering nitrous oxide sedation

Roughly 75% of American adults suffer from some level of dental fear or anxiety. This means that they experience some kind of fear or nervousness revolving around the sites, sounds, or procedures that take place during dental visits. This can make it difficult for people to receive the treatment they need to maintain healthy smiles. Nitrous oxide is a popular option for many patients, but does it put you to sleep like some other types of sedation do? Read on to learn more about nitrous oxide and whether or not it will put you to sleep.


Why Not to Be Afraid of the Dentist This Halloween

October 7, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 3:46 pm
female patient scared at dentist in Plano

With over 75% of adults experiencing some level of dental fear or anxiety, this is a common reason why many people avoid getting the care they need. During the season of goblins and ghouls, the dentist’s office is one place you don’t need to be afraid of. Even if you’ve had bad experiences with the dentist in the past, it’s crucial to make regular appointments to keep your mouth healthy so you can enjoy the Halloween season for years to come. Here are some reasons why the dentist isn’t so scary after all.


What Is a Dental Insurance Deductible?

August 10, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 5:39 pm
Woman wondering about her dental insurance deductible

Are you shopping around for dental insurance? Have you recently purchased a dental insurance plan? Chances are, you’ve encountered a lot of new numbers and words you may not be familiar with. Understanding these terms is essential for knowing what to expect from your policy, and how you can make the most of it. Your “deductible” is a very important part of your insurance plan that you need to take into account when determining how much your oral healthcare costs are going to be. Read on as we go over the basics of what you need to know about your dental insurance deductible.


4 Ways Dentists Are Working to Keep Their Patients Safe from COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 9:45 pm

Dental office with row of sterilized dental toolsAs dental practices move to reopen and continue to provide emergency care, dental patient safety remains a top priority. You may be nervous about scheduling a dental appointment during such an uncertain time, but the good news is that dental practices already had extremely strict sanitation protocols that are being emphasized now more than ever. In this post, you’ll learn 4 reasons why you’ll have little reason to worry about infectious diseases the next time you visit your dentist.


National Nutrition Month – A Time to Boost Your Oral Health!

March 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_antoon @ 1:07 pm

delicious healthy multi-colored salad recommended by local dentistMarch has been designated as National Nutrition Month. While this may seem to be geared toward maintaining a healthy weight and preventing such issues as hypertension and heart disease, the reality is that its benefits can reach even farther. Your local dentist says this is an excellent time to focus on improving your eating habits as a means of elevating your oral health. As you continue reading, you’ll get some helpful and simple tips that you can implement right now!


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