Happy holidays Houston! Welcome back to ongoing dental health blog of the Antoine Dental Center. We hope the holidays are a time of joy for you, filled with food, friends, and memories. However, we understand that holidays can an extremely busy time of the year. You’ve got tons of shopping to do, big meals to prepare, and you have to deal with relatives you don’t see very often.

In the hectic haze of the holidays, 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. The American Dental Association recommends having your teeth cleaned and examined by dental professionals every six months. When was the last time you had your teeth cleaned?

If you are a few months behind on having your teeth cleaned, or it’s been many years since you visited the dentist, the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, can provide you with the general dentistry services and general dentistry procedures you need for a healthy smile.

Because we offer so many exciting services like dental implants and Invisalign, patients often forget that we also offer general dentistry services and general dentistry procedures. While it’s true that we offer many exciting cosmetic and restorative dentistry services, we haven’t forgotten that general dentistry is the foundation of your oral health.

At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we’re proud to offer the convenience of same-day dental cleanings and exams. Even if you brush and floss your teeth everyday, it’s still possible to develop some problems with your oral health. That’s where we come into save your smile.

Every six months, you need to have your teeth cleaned by the professionals at the Antoine Dental Center. During a dental cleaning, we will painstakingly remove the plaque you can’t reach through normal brushing and flossing. We’ll also remove dental tartar which generally cannot be removed without professional health.

During the same appointment as your teeth cleaning, we’ll begin by examining your teeth. We use digital x-rays to get a clear image of your teeth almost instantly, while exposing you to much less radiation than a traditional x-ray. Once we’ve taken your dental x-rays, we can plan your treatment to ensure you and everyone in your family has a healthy smile.

During your dental cleaning, we’ll use an ultrasonic cleaner to remove deposits of plaque and dental tartar. This is a pain-less process and relatively fast process. However, don’t underestimate the importance of dental cleaning; it’s vital step in your mouth’s war against tooth decay and gum disease.

If you’re displaying an early signs of gingivitis, we may smooth the roots of your teeth to prevent a gum disease infection. Then we’ll remove stains and discoloration from your teeth by using a special electric brush and gritty polish. We also recommend undergoing a fluoride treatment to help protect you from decay.

After we’ve cleaned and examined your teeth, we’ll sit-down and discuss your oral health. If your teeth are healthy, we’ll schedule a follow-up exam and teeth cleaning in six months. If there is a problem with your oral health, we can provide recommendations for additional treatments. We can coordinate your treatments at perform them right here in our comfortable and modern office.

If you have a minor cavity, we may recommend have it filled with a tooth-colored filling. If there’s an infection present in your tooth, you may need to undergo a pain-free root canal. For more advanced decay, we may recommend a porcelain crown or bridge. If your tooth is damaged beyond repair, we painlessly remove it with a simple extraction . If you’re missing teeth, we can replace them with dental implants. If you have crooked teeth, we can provide orthodontic treatments.

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The holiday season can be busy and hectic. But don’t lose sight of your oral health! Routine general dentistry services and general dentistry procedures can ensure the health of your teeth and safeguard you against the need for lengthier and more expensive treatments.

Remember, brushing and flossing alone are not enough to prevent gum disease and tooth decay! Schedule an appointment today at the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX. You can reach our office by calling 713-364-8890.

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