BUILDING SMILES THAT LAST
We Create Smiles that Last
At Antoine Dental, patients are not asked to choose between high quality service and a reasonable price. Our mission is to provide both.
Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX is a state-of-the-art dental clinic where we focus on providing our patients with quality, comfortable dental and oral care with the latest in dental technology.
Some of the dental technologies we boast in our modern office include digital x-rays, which are much faster and result in higher quality images than traditional film x-rays. In addition, digital x-rays expose you to much less radiation than traditional x-rays, making them a safer alternative for radiography.
We also use intraoral cameras in our Houston office, which help us to see the tissues of the mouth in greater detail. The images captured by our intraoral cameras are displayed on a monitor in real-time, which allows us to accurately diagnose existing and preliminary conditions immediately.
At Antoine Dental Center, we also place a strong emphasis your overall comfort while you’re in our care, and take pride in changing the expectations in dentistry. We have a warm and inviting lobby and waiting area, and each of our treatment rooms contain televisions and ear plugs so you feel more at home. Our goal is to serve everyone by offering the optimum dentistry available to them as individuals. We feel everyone deserves to have fine dentistry.
We commit to excellence in everything we do because excellence is easy. We strive to take such good care of our patients that they hate to leave because they face a harsher world. Our comprehensive treatments are possible because both doctors and staff attend continuing education classes on an ongoing basis.
Staff and Instructors
Dental Excellence. Compasionate Care.
Behzad Nazari DDS, RPh (Founder)
Dr. Nazari teaches that oral health is best facilitated with comprehensive preventative care. He has invited experienced specialist to join him offer general and specialty dentistry under one roof. Collectively they have become a leader in Orthodontics and Dental Implants in Houston.
Dr. Wael Kanaan
Dr. Kanaan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics. He joined Antoine Dental Center in 2005.
WE LOVE GIVING BACK!
Everyone who comes in is presented the best, most comprehensive treatment plan available in dentistry today. Our desire is to have amazing staff with a servant’s attitude. We also provide complimentary dentistry on Emergency Days for those who qualify and are in need. All of our doctors believe in serving the community.
We have worked harmoniously with leading implant clinics all over the world for almost 10 years, during which time thousands of patients have been treated successfully. But we love giving back to the community. Being a truly great dental practice isn’t just about treating patients. These are a few ways that we serve our community.
Free Dental Day
Antoine Dental Center, February 2019
Dominic Republic Mission Trip
Dr. Behzad Nazari, March 2019
Feeding the Hungry
Antoine Dental Center, November 2018, 2019
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Dental Care Basics
If you want to make sure that your dental health is up to standard, you need to consider the following dental care basics. These dental care basics will help you improve the state of your oral health and help you maintain good dental health once it has been achieved.
You must brush your teeth twice a day. When you brush your teeth, it’s important not to go too fast or hard. You should take about 2 minutes to scrub your teeth, whether you are using a manual brush or an electric brush. When you brush, use a gentle hand; pressing too hard will cause the bristles of the brush to damage your gums. Make sure that you hold the toothbrush at a slight angle to that the bristles are aimed at the space when your tooth meets your gum line. Don’t forget to scrap and clean your tongue, which is a breeding ground for bacteria.
When you are done brushing, rinse your toothpaste with water and store it upright so that it can air dry. You should replace your toothbrush every 3 months; if you have an electric toothbrush, replace the head every 3 months.
You need to floss at least once a day. Flossing is essential for removing bacteria that is stuck underneath the gums as well as other hard to reach areas.
To floss properly, you will need about 18 inches of floss wound around your fingers gently glide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing—not “snapping”—motion; then, gently rub in between each tooth in an up-and-down motion. Do this for every tooth. If you have bridges or other dental work, use the special flossing tools provided or recommended to you by the dentist.
When to See Your Dentist
It’s important to maintain regular oral health; sometimes, however, you may need to see the dentist so that they can examine what is going on with your mouth. You should go see a dentist if you are experiencing:
- Unusually bad breath that won’t go away
- Loose adult teeth
- Bleeding gums after brushing or flossing
- Red gums
- Swollen gums
- Difficult chewing
These may not seem like much on their own, but they have the potential to be serious, so you should get them checked out ASAP.
Frequently Asked Questions about Finding a Dentist
If you are looking for a new dentist, you will want to read the following frequently asked questions about finding a dentist in order to find the best dental treatment team for your health.
How do I find a dentist?
There are many ways to find a dentist. The two most common ways are asking for personal recommendations from people you know and asking online. You can ask around for recommendations, which is beneficial in that you will receive immediate feedback about how the patient feels regarding the office. You can also call or visit your health provider’s website and access a list of dentists to choose from.
What are important factors to consider when choosing a dentist?
Choosing a dental office is not a light decision. You want to make sure that you have a good rapport with your prospective dental team and that the office is a good fit for your personality and needs. You can often make a more informed decision about a dentist after making your first visit. While you are experiencing your first visit, consider the following questions:
- Do they have an appointment schedule that doesn’t clash with your work hours?
- Is the office clean and organized?
- How far away is the office from your work or job?
- Did the dentist explain brushing, flossing and other dental techniques? Or did they offer to do so?
- What are their policies regarding after-hours emergencies?
- Can they provide all information regarding fees and payment plans before treatment begins?
- Is the dentist an ADA member?
Is there a difference between DDS and DMD?
DMD stands for Doctor of Dental Medicine and DDS stands for Doctor of Dental Surgery. Both of these are effectively the same degree and both dentists will have received a similar education.
First Appointment FAQs
If you will be going to your first appointment at a new office, take a look at these frequently asked questions that will help you get a solid idea of what to expect at your first visit.
Should I get there early?
Yes! Arrive to your appointment about 15 minutes early so that you will have time to fill out patient forms for your first visit.
Can I be premedicated?
Yes, but make sure that you contact the dental office beforehand to confirm the details about being premedicated before anything is done during your visit.
What should I bring?
When you have your very first appointment with a new dental office, you will need to bring them some essential paperwork, including your dental or medical insurance card as well as information regarding your medical history.
How long does an appointment take?
For your first visit, set aside about an hour to 90 minutes of time.