Emergency Dental Care Tips

Some things that we will be discussing may be very loosely defined as “emergencies.” However, some of these things really are an emergency and must be addressed right away, or serious troubles can be developed. Cut, or Bitten Lip, Tongue, or Cheek This is one of those things that maybe our children will think is…

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Whitening — What Works, What Doesn’t

Everyone wants the best-looking smile. One of the things that contribute to a great smile is the color of your teeth. Most people strive for the whitest shade possible. There are many products available today that promise to whiten and brighten your teeth. Which one should you choose? Teeth Whitening Strips Teeth whitening strips are…

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Dental Crowns: A Royal Solution for Your Smile

Getting a dental crown can help restore the aesthetic beauty, strength, and functionality of an impaired tooth. Crowns have been around for decades in various forms such as wood or gold, but the ones that are placed today are made of durable porcelain or composite resin, so they better resemble natural teeth. Getting a Dental…

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Keep a Healthy Smile for Life

We all dread the idea of losing our teeth as we get older, or even worse, while we are still young. Thankfully, you never have to lose your teeth if you just follow the safely kept secret to keeping your teeth for life. First of all, the secret is that there is no secret. Basically,…

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Don’t Let Missing Teeth Spoil a Holiday Meal

Do you suffer from one or more missing teeth? Missing out on all the great holiday foods? At Antoine Dental Center in Houston, we are proud to offer a variety of dental implant options for patients that are interested in permanently restoring not only the appearance of their smile but also its function. For patients…

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Tips for Choosing a Dentist

The first step is to know what treatments and procedures your dental health benefits cover. Find a dentist who accepts your insurance plan. For example, some dental HMOs have their own pool of member dental offices, which limits your choices. With a PPO, it may affect your copayment if you find a dentist outside of…

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Cosmetic Dentistry and You

A good-looking grin is eye-catching and memorable. It is a sign of wellness, sincerity, warmth, youth, and success. An attractive smile is an asset in all aspects of life. So, if you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth, you may be wearing that smile upside down. Like with many other satisfied patients,…

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5 Dental Care Tips for Kids

Good dental care starts at a young age, but kids often don’t understand the importance of preventative care or child dentistry. As a parent, there are a few dental care tips that can help you instill good behavior in your children and help them develop strong, healthy teeth. Here are five ways you can make…

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Why is Your Tooth Hurting?

It’s never fun to get a toothache, but sometimes it’s hard to tell exactly where the pain is coming from. Sometimes the cause is something that will clear up on its own, while other times you should see a dentist to receive proper dental care. Here are a few common reasons why your teeth hurt…

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Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are an innovative, technologically advanced type of braces. Although they look similar to conventional braces, they use self-ligating brackets that eliminate the need for elastic ties. Conventional braces need these elastics to control the tension of the archwires. Periodically, the wires are adjusted to move the teeth. When you have self-ligating braces, the brackets…

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