What’s your biggest fear in life?
Many people would answer spiders, heights, failure, or even public speaking. Statistically speaking, in a room full of Americans, one or two would probably say the dentist.
Even if visiting the dentist isn’t your biggest fear in life, it could be among them. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we understand that fear. Millions of Americans put off necessary dental care every year due to fear. This can lead them to lose teeth, suffer through painful toothaches, or be embarrassed to smile.
But we would like to change this perception of our dentists. So in today’s blog post, we’re going to look at some items that may relieve your fear of the dentist.
Patients tell us many reasons why they fear going to the dentist’s office. Often times it was a negative experience in their past, or stories they’ve heard from their friends, or even just a general uncertainty about what they procedures entail.
At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we want to relieve these phobias. We start by trying to offer the most comfortable dental office you’ve ever visited. We will greet you with a friendly smile, and try to make you feel at home.
For this purpose, we offer a number of comfort options for our patients. We have coffee, water, and soda for you to enjoy in the waiting room. During your procedure we can offer you a pillow and blanket if you get cold. In addition, you can listen to music or even watch television to help relax.
Before your procedure, we will sit down and talk with you. We do our best to keep you completely informed about what is going to happen during your procedure. We also listen carefully to any questions you may have, and do our best to answer them in clear English. There’s nothing worse than asking a question, and not understanding the dental-techno babble you’re given as a response.
Another thing you can be sure of is that will never try and lecture you. Condescending dentists can make patients feel ashamed about missed appointments or poor dental health; this only ensures that the patient will then be more hesitant to ever return to the dentist. We don’t want that, because we care about your oral health. The Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, is a lecture-free zone.
Whatever your current dental situation is, and no matter how long it’s been since you visited a dentist, you are welcome in our office. We’ve even helped some elderly patients who were visiting the dentist for their very first time.
During the procedure, we work with gentle hands and the latest in modern, pain-free technology. Our state-of-the-art digital x-rays and 3D CAT scanner ensure that we know exactly what the problem is, and can quickly solve it. We work with you to craft a treatment plan to meet your needs and desires.These modern imaging systems are not just extremely helpful, they are also safer than traditional x-rays, as they give off far less radiation.
We also technology such as a digital pin which helps us to detect cavities in your mouth, or a laser system which can whiten your teeth in as little as an hour. We go to great length to discover the latest dental technologies available, and our dentist have taken hundreds of hours in continuing education courses in order to stay on top of their game.
Another reason people fear the dentist, is that they are afraid they can’t afford the services they need. At the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX, we have flexible payment options to serve you better, and to take monetary fears out of the equation.
In addition to accepting all major credit cards, we also accept the vast majority of insurance plans. Our staff will help you file these claims to ensure you receive the maximum benefits your insurance entitles you too.
If you need to finance your procedure, we can help you with that as well. We offer the CareCredit financing plan which has no interest for twelve months, and requires no down payment. Lending Club Patient Solutions is another option which offers 24 months of interest-free financing for amounts ranging from $499 to $40,000.
The best value of all is our Antoine Dental Preferred Program. For a mere $25 a year, you will receive high discounts on all our services, as well as dental exams and x-rays twice a year.
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If you’re ready to make an appointment or have more questions to ask, we want to hear from you. Click here to contact the Antoine Dental Center in Houston, TX.