Everything you need to know about taking care of your teeth during COVID-19

As you face the various challenges and considerations that have arisen due to COVID-19, we understand that some things may be falling by the wayside. Don’t let your teeth be one of them! In fact, safeguarding your oral health is a critical part of keeping yourself healthy.

COVID-19 dentistry

At-home healthcare: How can I keep my teeth healthy?

There are many things you can do to maintain your oral health in-between your regular check-ups. Here are some of the most important:

  • Wash your hands: the most important intervention you can make! Remember to thoroughly wash your hands before and after dental care
  • Keep up your regular dental routines: Make sure you continue brushing at least twice per day and flossing once per day—keeping up basic dental hygiene will help you reduce or avoid any preventable bacteria and plaque build-up.
  • Make good diet choices: We know that sticky, sugary food and frequent snacking leads to a higher chance of cavities. Avoiding these common sources of cavities is one of the best ways to safeguard your oral health. Remember that this includes avoiding sugary drinks! Instead, drink lots of water during meals and outside of mealtimes.

Avoid smoking: Smoking has a harmful effect on your oral health; one of its bigger consequences is increasing bacteria build-up by restricting blood flow to your mouth.

But it’s important to remember at-home dental care isn’t enough on its own. Continuing your regular dental check-ups is essential to maintaining your oral health. Go here to see what precautions our office has taken to safeguard the health of our community and to put your worries at ease.

What can I do if dental issues arise?

Even if you follow all of the above guidelines, a combination of accidents and unavoidable issues can compromise your oral health. We’ve provided some guidance for various common issues:

Dental and soft-tissue pain

  • General dental pain: Pain is our mouth’s way of telling us something is wrong. When you have dental pain without swelling, over-the-counter medication can help alleviate the pain temporarily—if the pain continues or gets worse, give Antoine Dental Center a call for guidance from our expert staff. When the pain is accompanied by swelling, you can combine over-the-counter pain medication with a warm, salt water rinse. Contact Antoine Dental Center for next steps.
  • Oral pain: if other parts of your mouth are in pain, such as your gums, cheeks, lips, or tongue, we recommend trying an over-the-counter gel on soft-tissue sites that don’t have any swelling. Common oral gels include Orajel and can tide you over while you contact Antoine Dental Center for further guidance. There are also oral gels available for children, though kids can also take pediatric, over-the-counter pain medication.


Physical injury: if you sustain trauma to your mouth, call Antoine Dental Center immediately. Based on your symptoms, we will be able to advise you on whether to seek care at our emergency services in our Houston office or whether you can wait a few days for an appointment.

Taking care of your teeth is an exercise in both short-term and long-term healthcare. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to give Antoine Dental Center a call, and, in the meantime, try to take excellent care of your oral health. Do your part to keep yourself safe during COVID-19!

 Chew Good. Look Good. Feel Good.


It can be easy to lose sight of a few important things. One thing which often gets overlooked is the importance of your oral health. At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams and quality procedures for everything from braces to dental implants. Schedule an appointment and see why our patients love us.

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A Journey to Smile and Success

At our dental clinic, we often witness incredible transformations in the lives of our patients. One such remarkable story is that of Cristina, a determined and passionate individual who underwent a life-changing dental journey with us. From dental implants to lower braces, Cristina’s story is a testament to the power of a confident smile and the pursuit of dreams.

The Dreamer’s Dilemma

Cristina had always been passionate about cooking and sharing her culinary creations with others. Her love for food led her to dream of owning her own food truck, specializing in serving the best Pupusas in Houston. However, a dental issue was holding her back from pursuing her dream.

A Smile That Couldn’t Shine

For years, Cristina had struggled with missing teeth, making it difficult for her to eat her own delicious food creations. She watched her customers relish her dishes while she could only envy their enjoyment. Moreover, her inability to smile confidently made it challenging for her to connect with her customers on a personal level. It was a dream deferred, but Cristina was not ready to give up.

A Dental Transformation Begins

Determined to turn her dream into reality, Cristina sought our dental expertise. We recommended a comprehensive treatment plan that would involve dental implants to replace her missing teeth and lower braces to straighten the ones that could be saved. Cristina was ready to embark on her dental transformation journey.

Rediscovering the Joy of Eating

The dental implant procedure was a game-changer for Cristina. With her new set of teeth, she could finally taste her creations and enjoy the flavors she had been missing out on for so long. The simple act of eating became a joyful experience, and her passion for cooking grew stronger than ever.

A Smile That Radiates Confidence

As Cristina’s lower braces gradually worked their magic, her smile began to transform. No longer shy about her teeth, she radiated confidence and warmth when interacting with her customers. Her newfound self-assurance not only boosted her business but also made her feel like she was living her dream.

The Birth of Houston’s Best Pupusa Food Truck

With her smile restored, her passion for food rekindled, and her confidence at an all-time high, Cristina took the leap and opened her own food truck. Houston was about to experience the best Pupusas it had ever seen. Cristina’s dream had finally come true.

A Journey of Transformation

Cristina’s journey from dental implants to lower braces was truly life-changing. She not only regained her ability to eat and smile but also achieved her dream of becoming a successful food truck owner. Her story reminds us of the incredible impact that dental care can have on a person’s life, and it also serves as a testament to the power of determination and passion.

If you have a dream or a goal that seems out of reach due to dental issues, remember Cristina’s story. With the right dental care and determination, you can achieve anything you set your mind to. At our clinic, we’re here to help you make that journey towards a healthier, happier smile.

Contact us today and let us be a part of your transformation. Together, we can help you achieve your dreams and share your joy with the world, just like Cristina and The Best Pupusas in Houston.

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