Welcome to Waxahachie Family Dentistry
You only get one smile, and here at Waxahachie Family Dentistry® our entire team is dedicated to helping you and your family protect and enhance this valuable asset for a lifetime. No matter what your dental needs, we can help.
Our dentists understand the power in having a pain-free smile that radiates confidence, which is why we proudly offer several services to keep your smile in excellent shape and looking its best.
All Your Family’s Dental Needs
Waxahachie Family Dentistry® offers exceptional dentistry for Ellis County and the DFW area, including the cities of: Waxahachie, Red Oak, Italy, Milford, Midlothian, Maypearl, Palmer, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Ferris, Ennis, DeSoto, Lancaster, Duncanville, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Mansfield, and Grand Prairie.
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Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that improves your jaw bone density and provides you with a lifetime of healthy smiles. We can replace any number of missing teeth with this surgical technique. Discover the benefits of this transformational treatment.
Single Visit Crowns
With CEREC® same-day crowns, we can craft your crown to match the color and contour of your smile in less than two hours! Discover the benefits of receiving beautiful porcelain crowns the same day as your appointment instead of waiting weeks like with traditional methods.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Treating sleep apnea has never been more comfortable than with the use of an oral appliance. Unlike a CPAP machine, an oral appliance doesn’t have any tubes or wires. Explore how this convenient handheld oral appliance can help prevent serious health consequences.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
If you’re looking for a discreet way to straighten your smile, Invisalign can achieve stunning results in about half the time as braces. Discover how these clear, removable aligners can gently readjust your smile without having to alter your lifestyle.
Our Team of Dentists
Scott G. Clinton, DDS, MAGD General Dentistry
Dr. Clinton has been in private practice for over 20 years. He’s compassionate about the care he provides his patients and pays close attention to every detail of his treatments to ensure each patient’s goals are achieved. He’s committed to staying abreast of the latest techniques and has completed over 1,100 hours of continuing education earning him master status with the Academy of General Dentistry.
Nick J. Acosta, DDS
Dr. Acosta received his Doctorate of Dental surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2013. He takes pride in the art of his craft by custom designing each treatment while maintaining the high standards he sets for himself. Dr. Acosta strives to make each patient feel comfortable by answering all your questions and walking you through each step of the treatment.
Rachel Todd, DDS
Dr. Todd received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Todd was involved in research at both TCU and Baylor and is proud to be a lifelong learner. She is passionate about dentistry and its special role in the overall health and well-being of her patients. She can’t wait to get to know you and take care of you and your smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Cavities, also known as tooth decay, occur when bacteria buildup on your teeth and turn into plaque. If plaque isn’t removed, it hardens into tartar and the built-up bacteria will break down the minerals in your teeth, creating a cavity. There are a few ways you can prevent cavities, including:
- Avoid sugary, sticky, or acidic food and beverages
- Use products that contain fluoride
- Consider dental sealants–most appropriate for children
- Brush twice a day, floss daily, and rinse between meals
- Avoid tobacco products
In addition to following the above-mentioned tips, make sure that you contact our office to schedule biannual checkups and professional cleanings by calling (972) 885-3335. During your appointments, we’ll be sure to thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to look for any signs of decay.
When it comes to good oral hygiene habits, starting at a young age is key to a lifetime of healthy smiles. You’ll need to offer physical guidance for your child until they develop the motor skills necessary to do it on their own.
While motivating your child to brush their teeth can be challenging, we suggest setting a good example by brushing your teeth together or making a game out of it. If that doesn’t work, be sure to ask our staff for recommendations and we’ll happily provide you with friendly tips.
Whether or not your tooth can be saved depends on various factors such as the amount of damage to the crown and root, as well as how quickly you seek help. Being treated immediately increases your likelihood of a successful reimplantation. In the meantime, you’ll want to:
- Rinse the tooth so it’s free of debris
- Hold the tooth by the crown, not the root
- Place the tooth in a container with milk
- Bite down on gauze to stop any bleeding
Contact our office at your earliest convenience by calling (972) 885-3335 and we’ll do our best to salvage your tooth. If your tooth can’t be reimplanted, we may recommend tooth replacement options such as a dental implant or bridge.
Biannual professional cleanings and checkups are a necessary preventative measure to ensure your teeth and gums are in the best possible health. During your professional cleaning, we’ll make sure to scrape off any plaque or tartar that builds up in hard-to-reach areas and provide you with friendly tips on ways you can improve your oral health routine.
During your checkups, we’ll take any necessary diagnostics tests and our dentists will examine your oral health to look for any areas that may be problematic. These appointments will help us catch any issues early on so you can avoid more complicated and expensive treatments down the road.
It’s common to not show any signs of gum disease or tooth decay early on– however, if these problems are left untreated, they can have a serious impact on your oral health. With x-rays and examinations, our dentists can typically detect a cavity before you develop any symptoms.
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Very good and trustworthy service. Only complaint is they talked negatively about the Longhorns while holding a sharp object in my mouth. 🙂
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If you have any concerns, fears, hesitations to seeing oral healthcare please give this office a chance to help you be at your best.
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Scott Clinton, DDS MAGD
Nick Acosta, DDS
Rachel Todd, DDS
125 Park Place Blvd.
Waxahachie, TX. 75165