Antelope Dental Associates

About Antelope Dental Associates

With knowledgeable dentists and friendly team members, there is no better choice than Antelope Dental Associates! We are happily accepting new patients and can surely accommodate all your dental needs! If it’s been a while since your last checkup, schedule an exam, cleaning, and X-rays today. If you have missing teeth or other problems with your smile, we are experts in a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative procedures to improve the health and appearance of your teeth. We understand that each patient has unique circumstances, so please know that we’re here as your partner and advocate to develop a treatment plan that works for you!

Heart Disease and Dental Care

Do I need to take an antibiotic before my dental appointment? Patients who have had rheumatic fever, heart murmur, heart valve replacement or orthopedic joint replacement are at risk for a condition called infectious endocarditis. The American Dental Association recommends these patients take a “pre-med” prior to dental work. Here’s why: Bacteria which normally inhabit a mouth can get into your bloodstream during the simplest dental procedure. When that bacteria [...]

Heart Disease and Dental Care2023-12-22T15:11:58-08:00

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

The answer could be “yes!” Many patients, today, from teenagers to active retired people, enjoy the benefits and advantages of dental implants. Whether you’re missing just one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, you may be a patient who could benefit from the esthetic and functional enjoyment of dental implants. Using the latest treatment techniques and materials available, we can surgically implant a space-age material, such as titanium, [...]

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?2023-12-22T15:11:49-08:00

Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?

Do the walls of your house vibrate at night? Does your dog or cat sleep with his paws over his ears? If so, you may find some benefit in this article. In some men or women, snoring can be reduced or eliminated simply by wearing an oral appliance at night. The appliance enlarges the airway by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward. The appliance fits snugly onto the teeth of [...]

Is Snoring an Issue at Your House?2023-12-22T15:11:41-08:00

5 Ways to Protect Children’s Teeth at Home

Parents typically provide oral hygiene care until the child is old enough to take personal responsibility for the daily dental health routine of brushing and flossing. A proper regimen of home preventive care for children's teeth is important from the day your child is born. Clean your infant's gums with a clean, damp cloth. Ask your dentist if you may rub a tiny dab of toothpaste on the gums. As [...]

5 Ways to Protect Children’s Teeth at Home2023-12-22T15:11:34-08:00

The Season and the Sweet Tooth

Food has always played a starring role in holiday traditions. From Thanksgiving turkey to the Hanukkah challah to bouche noel, what we eat defines the occasion (and some of our most lingering memories). It’s no wonder that by January, laments about misplaced waistlines ring out as often as “Happy New Year!” But when it comes to holiday feasting, there’s more at stake than shock at the bathroom scales. One obvious [...]

The Season and the Sweet Tooth2023-12-22T15:11:01-08:00

Guard Against Gum Disease

More than half of adult Americans have gum disease. Poor nutrition caused much of it, with neglect contributing a share. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease. Doctors suggest that bacteria from diseased gums moves into the blood and then to the heart, causing heart attacks and stroke. The saliva of people with gum disease doesn’t have the antioxidant effectiveness of healthy people, inhibiting the body’s ability to ward [...]

Guard Against Gum Disease2023-12-22T15:10:52-08:00

Expiring Insurance Benefits—Use Them or Lose Them!

What if someone gave you free money to spend on improving your smile? With one string attached: use it all by New Years’, or lose it. Well, for those fortunate enough to have insurance, there are several ways to take advantage of your plan's benefits before they expire at the end of the year. Many dental insurance policies provide a certain dollar amount of coverage to be provided over one calendar [...]

Expiring Insurance Benefits—Use Them or Lose Them!2023-12-22T15:10:42-08:00

Dentures: Get Your Smile Back

What is a denture? A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It is made of acrylic resin, sometimes in combination with various metals. Complete dentures replace all the teeth, while a partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and prevents other teeth from changing position. Who needs a denture? Candidates for complete dentures have lost most or all of their teeth. They [...]

Dentures: Get Your Smile Back2023-05-09T12:16:49-07:00

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist

When should my child first see a dentist, and why? The ideal time is six months after your child's first (primary) teeth erupt. This time frame is a perfect opportunity for us to carefully examine the development of your child's mouth. Because dental problems often start early, the sooner the visit the better. To safeguard against problems such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations, gum disease, and prolonged thumb-sucking, [...]

Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist2023-05-09T12:16:37-07:00

Tooth Decay: A Preventable Disease

What is tooth decay, and what causes it? Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. It is not life threatening and is although it is highly preventable, it will affect most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like soda pop, candy, ice cream, milk, cakes, and even fruits, vegetables and [...]

Tooth Decay: A Preventable Disease2023-05-09T12:16:25-07:00
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