Your family’s oral health is vital. At Antoon Family Dental, we wish to help you choose a highly qualified and trusted family dentist in Antoon. Here are tips to use as you search for that oral health partner.
September 7, 2016
November 16, 2015
We’re getting closer and closer to the new year, and you know what that means? Time is running out on your 2015 dental insurance benefits. You’ve paid for them all year long, and now it’s time to make sure you take advantage of what you’re owed! Keep reading for more from Dr. Antoon, your dentist in Plano, TX.
August 26, 2015
With the exception of taxes and death, nothing lasts forever – including your toothbrush. Over time, your toothbrush can wear down and do the same to your teeth. Taking care of your teeth is very important for your oral health and to help keep your smile looking bright and beautiful. There are many things you can do to help take care of your toothbrush. At our office in Plano, TX, we do a lot more than just perform procedures on patients. We also offer advice and tips on various dental subjects, including how to care for your toothbrush. It’s an important tool in your oral-health belt that can keep your smile looking and feeling beautiful. Dr. Sam Antoon is the dentist Plano, TX residents can trust to help keep their oral health in fantastic shape.
July 23, 2015
Foods and beverages are so much more than nutrition. Of course, nutrition is the main reason we eat and drink day in and day out, but a meal is also typically part of the way we celebrate, relax, comfort, socialize and even console. And while it’s important to eat a varied diet to stay healthy, there are still some foods and drinks that are best avoided for the sake of your oral health. With this in mind, Dr. Sam Antoon and his team of dental hygienists and assistants in Plano, TX, suggest that you and your family avoid these five foods and beverages for a happy and healthy smile.
May 11, 2015
Spring is in the air and before we know it, the warm Texas summer will be upon us. That means poolside parties, barbecue get-togethers, and trips to the lake with family and friends. Make sure that your smile is as bright as your personality this summer with teeth whitening at Antoon Family Dental, conveniently located just off Preston Road near Tennyson Parkway in Plano, TX. Our extensive menu of cosmetic dentistry services has everything you need to enjoy a confident, attractive smile this season and all year round.
April 15, 2015
Oral cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer, claiming at least one life every hour of every day. Of the 43,250 men and women diagnosed this year, only slightly more than half will live to see 2020. Fortunately, early treatment and proper management of oral cancer have been shown to make a dramatic impact in the number of patients who do live. At Antoon Family Dental in Plano, TX, patients seeking oral cancer screening turn to Dr. Sam Antoon for his experience, expertise, and advanced technology.
March 15, 2015
When most of us think of gum disease, the first thoughts that come to mind are typically bleeding after brushing, bad breath, and even gum line recession. While all of these are certainly common symptoms associated with periodontal disease, there are actually even more severe complications to keep in mind as well. At Antoon Family Dental in Plano, TX, Dr. Sam Antoon and his team offer a wide variety of general and preventive dentistry services to families from throughout the DFW Metroplex, including periodontal therapy for the treatment of gum disease.
The Mouth Body Connection: Systemic Health
If you envision the mouth as a portal to the rest of the body, it’s not hard to see why treating gum disease is so vital to overall well-being. When bacteria from around and beneath the gum line are allowed to enter the bloodstream, serious problems can result. In fact, recent studies have linked untreated gum disease with a number of potentially life-threatening conditions, including the following:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis
- Cancers of the blood and the pancreas
- Respiratory illness, including pneumonia
- Higher risk of premature birth and low birth weight in pregnant women
- Heart attack
Fortunately, periodontal therapy can help you to dramatically reduce your risk of developing these and other complications associated with gum disease. With regular visits with Dr. Antoon and his experienced, caring team of oral healthcare professionals, you can enjoy not only a healthier smile, but a healthier body as well.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you or someone in your family is suffering from the common symptoms of gum disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your visit. Our family-friendly dental practice in Plano, TX warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas, including busy professionals who work along Preston Road, Spring Creek Parkway, Legacy, Tennyson Parkway, and more. Dr. Antoon is proud to provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry to families in Frisco, Plano, The Colony, Lewisville, Allen, Richardson, and beyond.
February 15, 2015
Do you suffer from frequent headaches and jaw pain? Are your mornings spent in discomfort due to facial aches and sore muscles in your neck and back? These are among the most common symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ dysfunction. This condition affects millions of men and women in America, often causing severe pain and interfering with daily activities. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive TMJ disorder treatment available at Antoon Family Dental in Plano, TX. Dr. Sam Antoon offers an extensive range of general and family dentistry solutions, including TMJ disorder therapy.
Benefits of TMJ Disorder Treatment
The temporomandibular joints are the tiny, triangular structures that connect your jaw to your skull. When the cartilage, nerves, and blood vessels become irritated, the result is chronic pain in the jaw, head, neck, face, shoulders, and upper back. TMJ disorder may be caused by a variety of issues, but the most common are injuries to the jaw and an improper bite (malocclusion). With a custom oral appliance – often called an oral splint or a nightguard – Dr. Antoon can help you stop clenching your jaw in a way that suits your lifestyle.
A TMJ nightguard properly positions your jaw, easing stress on the muscles and joints affected. Most patients notice a marked improvement after just one night of use. Why continue to suffer from continuous pain and ongoing damage to your joints? A custom TMJ nightguard could be all that is needed to prevent future discomfort caused by jaw clenching.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you spend every day enduring the pain caused by TMJ disorder, there’s never been a better time to discover the relief you need and deserve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sam Antoon and his caring, experienced team of oral health professionals. We genuinely look forward to providing you with gentle, personalized care that addresses the underlying cause of your pain, allowing you to enjoy complete comfort once again. Conveniently located in Plano, TX, our practice serves patients from the areas of Preston Road, Spring Creek Parkway, Tennyson Parkway, Legacy, and more. We also welcome patients from throughout North Dallas, including communities in Lewisville, The Colony, Frisco, Richardson, Allen, and more.
January 15, 2015
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a condition that affects approximately 18 million American men and women, though many of those affected are unaware of their disorder. This is because OSA occurs while the patient is unconscious, depriving the brain and body of vital oxygen throughout the night. The soft tissues of the throat and palate block the passage of air down into the lungs, leading to a variety of other health issues over time. Fortunately, Dr. Sam Antoon can help. At Antoon Family Dental, Dr. Antoon and his team provide families in Plano, TX with a variety of general dentistry services, including non-surgical sleep apnea treatment.
The Importance of Treating Sleep Apnea
In patients with sleep apnea, an insufficient amount of oxygen is delivered to the brain and other organs throughout the body. When blood oxygen levels decrease to a certain point, the brain attempts to awaken you in an effort to force normal breathing. This repeated struggle to breathe despite the obstruction of the throat leaves the patient feeling tired in the morning and throughout the day. It also causes loud snoring, an issue that often leads to one member of an otherwise happy couple spending the night on the couch.
While excessive snoring is certainly known as the most common nuisance associated with sleep apnea, there are other concerns that can prove far more serious. Instances of heart disease and stroke, for example, have been found to be higher in patients with untreated sleep apnea. Other conditions frequently linked to OSA include chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure, and eye problems like glaucoma. Fortunately, sleep apnea treatment with a custom-fitted nightguard can dramatically reduce your risk of developing these and other health conditions.
Custom Nightguards for Sleep Apnea Relief
If you or your partner is affected by obstructive sleep apnea, the team at Antoon Family Dental can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and learn more about how a custom oral appliance can help you achieve the deep, restful sleep your body and mind need to stay healthy. Our family-friendly, high-tech dental office in Plano, TX warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding communities, including the areas of Tennyson Parkway, Preston Road, Spring Creek Parkway, and the Shops at Legacy. We are also happy to serve families from around North Dallas, including neighborhoods in Frisco, The Colony, Lewisville, Allen, Richardson, and beyond.
December 15, 2014
Dental implants are widely regarded as the gold standard of tooth replacement, and it’s easy to see why. A dental implant replaces the entirety of a missing tooth, including the sturdy root structure that holds teeth in place. While traditional dentures and partials are sufficient for some patients, many others find that they desire a more natural look and feel than these removable prosthetics can offer. At Antoon Family Dental in Plano, TX, Dr. Sam Antoon and his team offer an extensive range of restorative dentistry services, including dental implants and implant-supported dentures.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Also known as implant-retained dentures, these securely anchored prosthetics are specially designed to look, feel, and function more like your natural teeth than traditional dentures. While conventional dentures are prone to slipping, clicking, and shifting during speech or while you’re eating, dentures supported by dental implants remain firmly in their proper position so that you can feel confident when you eat, speak, and smile around others.
The first step to determining your candidacy for implant-supported dentures is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Antoon and his caring, experienced team. We will perform a thorough examination of your gums, jaw, and any remaining teeth that you may have. A healthy mouth is the best foundation for successful restorative dental work, and we will gladly help you achieve improved oral health even as we formulate your personalized tooth replacement treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Dr. Antoon is dedicated to providing his patients with customized, effective solutions to meet their unique needs in a way that is always gentle, respectful, and genuinely caring. If you would like to explore your tooth replacement options with a Plano, TX dentist you can trust, we invite you to schedule your visit with Dr. Antoon today. Ask us about how dental implants and implant-retained dentures can help you reclaim your smile, your strong bite, and your confidence. Our conveniently located Plano dental office warmly welcomes families from throughout the nearby areas of Frisco, Allen, Richardson, Lewisville, The Colony, and more. We truly can’t wait to show you what an amazing difference dental implants can make in your smile and in your life!