Renew Family Dentistry, located in Frisco's Baylor Scott & White Hospital, is a high tech family oriented private practice dedicated to providing a comprehensive list of services including cosmetic, orthodontic and implant dentistry. Dr. Joshua Maxwell has earned fellowships in the academy of general dentistry and the international congress of oral implantologists. We offer the highest quality dentistry with unparalleled service. Our philosophy is to treat everybody like family, and to do no less than what we would have done for ourselves. We strive to make our patients feel pampered, engaged, and understood every step of the way. We look forward to caring for you and your family's smiles for generations to come!
Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thur: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMSame Day Emergencies OK
1. New Patient Special - Free Other Implant Services
2. New Patient Special - Free Other Orthodontic Services
Premier Preferred Provider Of Invisalign Clear Braces
Dr. Maxwell was the first General Dentist in Frisco to achieve the rank of Premier Preferred Provider from the Invisalign Institute. He is one of only three in the DFW Metroplex to receive this distinction usually reserved for Orthodondists. This distinction was awarded to him in response to his level of Invisalign training and expertise measured by the amount of successfully treated Invisalign patients. Aside from aesthetics, misaligned teeth can have a damaging affect on your periodontal health. With recent studies now relating your oral health to other systemic diseases, we believe that having a healthy mouth is more important than ever. We offer patients a more modern approach to straightening teeth with Invisalign clear aligners. Best of all it can be affordable. We offer up to 18 mo. 0% interest financing for Invisalign patients. Schedule your appointment today! A HEALTHY SMILE IS A HEALTHY BODY!
Ficoi-Fellow, Intl. Congress Of Oral Implantologists
Dr. Maxwell has the unique distinction of "Fellow" in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. This distinction highlights his dedication to advanced level training in implant dentistry as well as his commitment to excellence evaluated through rigorously peer reviewed successful implant surgeries.
Fagd-Fellow, Academy Of General Dentistry
Associate Fellow American Academy Of Implant Dentistry
Associate Fellow American Academy Of Implant Dentistry
What causes tooth decay! Discover the Cure! Caries Free. April 30, 2011, 2:51 a.m.
pH is a measure of acidity. The lower the pH, the more acidic something is, and the higher the pH, the more alkaline something is. The pH scale goes from 1-14, 1 being the most acidic, 14 being the most alkaline, and 7 being neutral (like most water).
For years we have focused on the role of sugar in causing cavities. While we know that sugar feeds the bacteria that produce acids, which in turn causes cavities, it is a prolonged acidic oral pH that is responsible for promoting these cavity-causing bacteria, and an acidic pH that is responsible for the demineralization of the enamel required for cavities to occur.
It breaks down like this. . .
Prolonged Acidic pH in the mouth =
overgrowth of acid producing bacteria =
death of healthy bacteria =
caries infection due to acidic damage to enamel =
This is why people that have active tooth decay tend constantly battle tooth decay. Once you are cavity free, you tend to stay cavity free! You must also pay close attention to diet such as highly acidic food and drink such as sodas (even sugar free), orange juice, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and sour candy (especially sticky candy).
If you want to stop the end result in this chain, you have to intercept the lowering of the pH, which you can do either by avoiding acidic and sugary food/drink and/or by using alkaline and neutralizing dental products.
Conversely, if we can keep the pH of the mouth neutral between meals, we can maintain health. If the caries infection already exists, we can use alkaline pH products to promote the re-growth of healthy bacteria.
Brought to you by Dr. Maxwell and information from www.carifree.com
American Academy of General Dentistry April 17, 2011, 12:40 a.m.
About AGD Member Dentists
AGD members challenge themselves to learn more so that they can provide their patients with the best quality care.
All dentists are required to take continuing education (CE) every year to keep their license up-to-date. When a dentist becomes an AGD member, though, they are required to take 75 hours of CE every three years just to belong to the organization. For a dentist, CE can include courses on a range of topics, from teeth whitening to implants.
Cosmetic Dentistry: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry April 17, 2011, 12:35 a.m.
Q: I don’t like my teeth or my smile – what can I do?
A: A wide variety of options are available to improve how your teeth work and the way your smile looks. Check out our “Procedures” section to see how other patients with similar problems were helped, then look for an AACD dentist near you to get started on your new smile.
Q : How much does it cost to get a great smile?
A : Like most services, cost will vary based on the time required and the difficulty of the procedures. Generally, improving a smile will require a combination of treatment options such as bleaching, reshaping gums and using bonded materials (resin or porcelain) to improve the appearance of teeth. A great way to start is having a consultation with an AACD dentist to determine the ways that you can reach your goals. Improving your smile is an investment in you.
Q: What are some of the benefits of cosmetic dentistry?
A : A great smile should improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though. New techniques and materials are available for back teeth as well as the ones you see when you smile. Now your mouth can look great, get healthy and function better at the same time. Ask an AACD dentist what’s available for you.
Q: Why should I go to an AACD dentist?
A: Our member dentists have shown a special interest in new technologies and procedures, specifically to help them achieve better results for you. The AACD provides a wide variety of educational and interactive opportunities that assist member dentists in attaining the best possible clinical skills. That helps promote excellent to care for their patients.
Q: What is Accreditation?
A: Accreditation is a rigorous test of skills in Cosmetic Dentistry, developed by the AACD about 20 years ago, and supervised by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dentists and Dental Laboratory Technicians that have this credential have submitted documentation of exceptional work to a panel of Examiners, and have been awarded the “AACD Accredited” designation. A more detailed explanation of AACD member types can be found in the “Find a Doctor” section of this site.
Q : Will a dentist I select be able to provide all of the treatment I need?
A : Some AACD dentists choose to provide a variety of procedures, while others focus on specific areas of treatment. Many times, cosmetic and restorative dentistry requires a team approach to achieve the best results. A consultation is a great way to determine your needs, and plan with your AACD dentist how to achieve your goals. Either way, our members will work to give you the smile you want and deserve.
Q: How many office visits will it take to fix my teeth and improve my smile?
A: That will vary for each person, depending on his or her needs. Sometimes, you can dramatically improve your oral health and appearance in just a couple of visits. Most AACD dentists will work to make your treatment as convenient as possible, perhaps choosing slightly longer visits instead of more trips to the office. Talk to your dentist about your goals and concerns so the best plan can be developed for your individual situation. If you start today, a new smile can be yours sooner than you think.
Q: What will my new smile look like?
A : Your AACD dentist with work with you to choose the look that’s right for you. A smile enhancement can be made to look dramatic and natural at the same time. Your dentist can use photographs and models to show you what to expect. Sometimes, trial materials can be placed directly on your teeth to help visualize the change. Ask your dentist what can be done to give you the smile you desire.
Q : If my teeth are reshaped for veneers or crowns, what will they look like? Will they be sensitive?
A: Generally, cemented restorations like crowns or veneers (see our procedure section) will require two visits – one to shape the teeth, and one to cement the restorations to the teeth. In between, your dentist can place attractive temporary restorations to help prevent sensitivity, allow function and provide a nice smile. These temporaries are designed to be in your mouth for a limited time, but should be comfortable and natural looking until you can get your new smile completed.
Q: Is my new smile permanent?
A : With good home care and regular visits to your dentist, modern materials can last for many years and possibly decades. Like most things, excellent maintenance will extend the life of your dental restorations.
Q : I have dental insurance. Will it pay for my new smile?
A : Most dental insurances have very low total benefits per year, which may offset the cost of regular checkups, but probably won’t pay toward cosmetic services. Insurance is a business, and as such, your carrier will often contract to pay for the least expensive option instead of the best solution for your particular needs or desires. Many AACD dentists will work to maximize your benefits, and may have suggestions for alternative methods of financing so you can obtain the treatment of your choice.
Q : How do I choose the right dentist for me?
A : The AACD is a great place to start. We have members all across the US and in countries around the world (see our “Find a Dentist” listing). Continuing education is important, which is why the AACD offers courses in techniques and materials at our annual meeting, and has relationships with over 60 Universities and teaching institutions. A valid credential (like the AACD’s Accreditation) is also a good indication of a level of skill that is important for delivering excellent results. Ask to see documentation of the dentist’s work on patients with similar issues, and discuss the dentist’s degree of experience with various procedures. Exceptional cosmetic dentistry is not an accident. Talk to your dentist, develop a plan and work together toward your goal.
Q : Is teeth whitening bad for patient's enamel?
A : There is no permanent damage caused to the enamel or any other tooth structures by tooth whitening.
Q : Does teeth whitening cause permanent teeth sensitivity?
A : Sensitivity from teeth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the cessation of bleaching, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity that they had before they started the whitening process.
Dental Implants: American Academy of Dental Implants April 17, 2011, 12:32 a.m.
I know this doctor: 1
About Front Desk: Very helpful with scheduling and explaining my insurance
About Hygienist: Very gentle and friendly
I know this doctor: 3 yrs
About Front Desk: I like all the ladies in Dr. Maxwell's office. Always willing to help with anything I need.
About Hygienist: Nicki is just absolutely wonderful!
I know this doctor: 1 Year
About Front Desk: See above
About Hygienist: See above
I know this doctor: 18 months
About Front Desk: Very nice and the insurance lady really knows her stuff.
About Hygienist: Terrific and pays close attention to detail.
Hygiene time: 45
My Experience: Crown
Duration: 3 Crowns about 3 Hours
I know this doctor: 3 years
Orthodontic visits before treatment is begun.