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Our Doctors
Lissette Ortega, DDS

I’ve lived in Texas most of my life. I am twice an Aggie  since I graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station and Texas A&M College of Dentistry. I strongly believe in a healthy lifestyle  which includes our minds, bodies and our smiles and I enjoy sharing this with my patients! I’m a jeans/converse type of girl who loves rescuing dogs, animals and nature. I believe our life journey is  enriched by those priceless  experiences and adventures which we treasure not only in pictures but also in our hearts. I hope you can come visit and give us the privilege to meet you!!

Our Practice

Love, Smile, Learn.  That’s us in a nutshell.  We are a team that loves creating smiles and teaching patients of all ages healthy habits when it comes to your teeth.  For our young patients, we want them to know we are all still kids at heart.  They’ll see Dr. Ortega wearing the same mismatched socks as them and enjoying the same cartoons.  We want our patients to look forward to coming to the dentist and to be proud of how they are taking care of their teeth.  Our office is dedicated to creating a positive experience and to the alleviation of any anxiety or fear.    Our goal is to become your partner in achieving a healthy smile and understanding how to maintain it.     

About Us

Did You Know?
  • All 20 baby teeth are already forming at birth.  That means your baby’s nutrition is important from the first day you nurse them or provide them formula.  Part of the strength of your child’s teeth comes stems from their nutrition.  Calcium from milk is a great source of strength! 

  • Your child’s first permanent back tooth grows in around the age of 6 behind the very last tooth.  So, just because nothing is falling out does not mean the tooth growing in is a baby tooth. 

  • Teeth grow in 1 at a time.  Baby teeth are supposed to fall out one at a time.  Some baby teeth won’t fall out until the adult tooth is ready to grow in between the ages of 10-12.  We can let you know which teeth are which. 

  • The color of your tooth is determined by the enamel (white outer layer) on your teeth.  You can’t grow enamel back so be careful how much acid you expose them to.   

  • Sources of acid in our diet that we may not notice are lemon juice added to food, pickles, sour candy, spicy chips like Cheetos and Takis 

  • All cavities start at night.  So, if you are going to sleep without brushing your teeth every night, you will ALWAYS eventually have damage known as cavities on your teeth. 

  • Cavities in between teeth in children are usually caused by drinks like juice that have a lot of sugar in them.  The sugar gets stuck in between the teeth and cause holes in the teeth. 

  • Cavities can be thought of as little tunnels of damage into the tooth.  They are caused by bacteria finding food or sugar on the teeth and making a nest inside the tooth.  The longer the tunnel and nest are on the tooth, the bigger the hole gets. 

  • Cavities happen because teeth stay dirty for extended periods of time.  So if you sip 1 can of soda slowly over a long time like watching a movie for 3 hours, you are doing A LOT of damage to your teeth.  A better way to have the drink would be with a meal so the teeth aren’t exposed to the soda for as long. 

  • The stickier the food, the more damage it causes to the tooth.  So, if you want to enjoy a sweet treat, choose plain chocolate instead of a sticky Twix.  A great snack is fruit because it doesn’t stick to the teeth.   

  • Fruit snacks are one of the worst kids snacks.  They stick to the teeth and cause cavities.  Nothing beats REAL FRUIT! 

  • Cookies and crackers that stick to the teeth turn into sugar and food for sugar bugs looking to make a tunnel into the tooth. 

  • Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 40 percent of children have decay by the time they reach kindergarten.


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