Archives for dental hygienist

Why We Go to Dental Conferences

Why We Go to Dental Conferences September 5, 2018 Prosper Family Dentistry is closed this week on Thursday and Friday as our team travels to downtown Dallas to attend the annual Southwest Dental Conference!  This is a yearly tradition for us, and it is one we really enjoy. Pardon Our Absence! It is difficult for us to take time away from our patients and close the office.  Nothing is more important to us than caring for our patients!  The reason we choose to spend two days in September away from the practice is that we know that we can better
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What are These Gum Measurements? What is a Pocket?

What are These Gum Measurements?  What is a Pocket? August 29, 2018 The people who come to Prosper Family Dentistry regularly for professional teeth cleanings know that once each year, they will have gum measurements taken by the dental hygienist.  We use terms like “FMP”, “pockets”, and “probing depth”, as well as a long list of numbers. What are Gum Measurements? Gum measurements are a way to evaluate the state of the gums and jawbone around each tooth.  These measurements tell your dental hygienist and dentist whether your gums are healthy or unhealthy. You cannot have a healthy mouth without
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Hormone-Induced Gingivitis

Hormone-Induced Gingivitis July 5, 2017 What is hormone-induced gingivitis? Hormone-induced gingivitis is a type of gingivitis that occurs specifically during changes in hormonal levels .  It is a very common condition that we see frequently in our office.  Hormone-induced gingivitis causes a patient to have gums that are swollen, red, tender, and bleed easily.   The tenderness and bleeding often make oral hygiene routines uncomfortable, and patients sometimes avoid proper brushing and flossing techniques because it hurts.  Healthy, natural gum tissues are light pink, relatively flat and tightly adhered to the teeth.  The appearance of bright red, puffy gums is unsightly,
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Staff Highlight: Carli

Staff Highlight March 15, 2017 Carli Smith Carli Smith joined the Prosper Family Dentistry team in August of 2015 to help meet the needs of our growing practice. As this town and the surrounding communities have grown, so has the demand for appointments with our dental hygienists!  Carli fit right into our lively team with her vivacious personality, her genuine compassion for others, her thorough attention to detail, her love of knowledge, and her hilarious sense of humor.  Carli loves to empower patients with knowledge of how to best care for their oral health. She strives to make each patient in
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Staff Highlight: Kenneth

Staff Highlight September 20, 2016 Kenneth Bui Kenneth is our lone ranger, the only man among 12 women in the Prosper Family Dentistry team!  He joined us in July 2012, completely undaunted by all the estrogen in this office because he was raised with five sisters. Kenneth was born and raised in Biloxi, MS, and is the fifth of nine children.  He has 3 brothers and 5 sisters .  He moved to Plano, TX, in 2003 and finished out high school at Plano Senior High.  He spent a year at Collin College, uncertain about his career path.  He shadowed many different medical professionals
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Staff Highlight: Staci

Staff Highlight April 12, 2016 Staci: The Reason We’re All Here in Prosper! Have you ever wondered what made Dr. Jill choose Prosper as the home for her family and her dental practice? You can thank Staci Rigsby for that.  While still in dental school, Dr. Jill completed an externship in 2003 in a private practice where Staci worked as a dental hygienist.  They had the chance to visit on their lunch break.  When Staci asked what Jill was planning to do when she graduated, Jill told her she’d like to open a family dental practice in a small town. 
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