Meet Dr. Ramona Applewhite Taylor: Bringing Care and Comfort to Dentistry

Growing up in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Ramona Applewhite Taylor was surrounded by a family deeply rooted in education and a community spirit. Both her parents and grandparents were educators, instilling in her a passion for learning and a commitment to making a positive impact on others’ lives. 

After completing her undergraduate studies in Biology at Dillard University in New Orleans, Dr. Applewhite pursued her dream of becoming a dentist at LSU School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. 

Beyond the dental office, Dr. Applewhite finds solace and creativity in crafting jewelry, particularly through intricate beadwork. Her love for learning extends beyond textbooks; she enjoys delving into books on faith and personal development, continuously seeking ways to grow and enrich her life. 

In matters of the heart, Dr. Applewhite shares a beautiful journey with her husband Derrick, a mechanical engineer. Their love story began amidst the wonders of the Stennis Space Center, where Derrick’s work sparked a memorable first date that remains etched in their hearts after 28 years of marriage. Together, they cherish their roles as parents to their son Alex and daughter Alia, finding joy in family adventures and shared dreams. 

Driven by a desire to merge science with artistry, Dr. Applewhite was drawn to dentistry, recognizing it as a profession that allows her to blend her passion for precision with her compassionate nature. Her own childhood experience in a dental office, marred by fear and discomfort, ignited her determination to redefine dental care. Dr. Applewhite is dedicated to ensuring that every patient who walks through her doors receives not only exceptional treatment but also the comfort and compassion they deserve. 

🦷 Why Choose Dr. Ramona Applewhite Taylor? 🦷 

  • Expertise honed through years of education and experience. 
  • A commitment to providing gentle, personalized care that prioritizes patient comfort. 
  • A passion for transforming dental visits into positive, empowering experiences. 

Ready to embark on a journey to a healthier, happier smile with Dr. Applewhite? Schedule your appointment today.  

Unlocking Smiles, Building Healthier Lives!

Welcome to the heartbeat of dental care at Catholic Charities Fort Worth! Our Dental Clinic is not just a place for check-ups; it’s a sanctuary committed to transforming smiles, fostering community well-being, and championing oral health education for the entire family.

Breaking Down Barriers, One Smile at a Time:  

At the core of our mission is a dedication to promoting a healthier community. Through the tireless efforts of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, our Dental Clinic strives to be the beacon of accessible dental care and oral health education. We believe that everyone deserves a radiant smile and our comprehensive services, ranging from routine check-ups to specialized treatments like root canals and crowns, are here to make that happen. 

Affordable, Quality Care for All:  

Quality dental care should not be a luxury. Our commitment to providing top-notch, comprehensive care extends to offering reduced-rate services to residents across all 28 counties within the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. Empowering our community with affordable dental solutions is not just a goal – it’s our promise. 

Your Health, Our Priority:  

Did you know that your oral health is a key player in your overall well-being? Beyond preventing toothaches that can disrupt daily life, our clinic understands the profound connection between oral health and systemic well-being. From the association with diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular issues to the potential impact on the immune response, we address not only immediate dental needs but also focus on long-term health outcomes. 

Empowering Through Education:  

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to your oral health. Our commitment doesn’t stop at treatments; we are passionate about equipping our patients with the information they need to maintain a healthy mouth for a lifetime. Through personalized education, we empower individuals to take charge of their oral health, ensuring lasting smiles and well-being. 

Cultural Sensitivity, Seamless Care: 


For our Spanish-speaking community members, we’ve made it a priority to ensure that more than 50 percent of our staff is fluent in Spanish. We believe that everyone deserves a dental experience that feels comfortable and welcoming, regardless of the language spoken. 

Visit Us, Transform Your Smile:  

With two dedicated dentists on most days, as well as a skilled hygienist, our clinic is ready to meet the diverse needs of our community. Whether you’re seeking routine care, specialized treatments, or valuable oral health education, the Catholic Charities Fort Worth Dental Clinic is here for you. 

Join us in the journey to brighter smiles, healthier lives, and a community united in oral health excellence! 💙✨ 

12 Dental Tips for a Merry Christmas: Keeping Your Smile Bright During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of joy, laughter, and, of course, delicious treats. While you’re busy enjoying the festivities, it’s essential not to neglect your dental health. Here are 12 dental tips to ensure your teeth stay merry and bright throughout the holiday season:

1. Pre-Christmas Check-Up: Don’t let dental concerns dampen your holiday spirit. Schedule a pre-Christmas check-up to tackle potential issues before they snowball into bigger problems.

2. Hydration for Healthy Smiles: Hot chocolate is a winter favorite, but don’t forget the power of water. Stay hydrated to cleanse your mouth and promote a healthy balance. It’s the ultimate gift to your teeth.

3. Three Times the Charm: With all the sweets tempting you, consider brushing a third time after indulging in sugary treats. It’s a small effort with big benefits for your oral health.

4. Flossing Finesse: Clean between those pearly whites daily. Flossing is the unsung hero of dental care, reaching where your toothbrush can’t. Trust us; your teeth will thank you.

5. Dental Travel Kit: Traveling during the holidays? Don’t let your oral care routine take a back seat. Prepare a dental travel kit with all the essentials to keep your smile in check wherever you go.

6. Handle Hard Candies with Care: Resist the urge to crunch down on hard candies. They may be sweet, but the potential for chipped teeth is not. Enjoy them mindfully to avoid dental disasters.

7. Snack Smart with Freshness: Opt for healthier snacks like fresh fruits and veggies over sugary delights. Your teeth will appreciate the natural goodness, and so will your overall well-being.

8. Say ‘No’ to Soda: Limit acidic carbonated beverages to protect your enamel. The acids in sodas can erode your teeth’s protective layer, leading to increased risks of decay.

9. Teeth Aren’t Tools: Avoid using your teeth as makeshift tools. Opening packages or bottles with your teeth can lead to chips and breaks. Stick to the intended uses, and your teeth will stay intact.

10. Stocking Stuffers for Oral Health: Forget the candy in stockings; opt for cool dental cleaning tools. A new toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss make for thoughtful and tooth-friendly gifts.

11. Chew on This: Sugar-free gum isn’t just a breath freshener. Chewing it increases saliva production, cleansing your mouth and reducing the risk of cavities. It’s a win-win for your teeth.

12. New Year, New Smile: Kick off the new year with a radiant smile. Schedule a dental exam and cleaning to ensure your teeth and gums are in top-notch condition for the year ahead.

Remember, a healthy smile is the best accessory for any holiday celebration. Follow these tips, and your teeth will be singing carols of joy well into the new year!