Dr. Awara Kawani, founder of Aroma Smiles Dental, emphasizes the importance of establishing strong patient relationships and encourages her patients to take an active role in their oral health by practicing good oral hygiene habits at home. She believes maintaining optimal oral health is a collaborative and consistent effort.

Dr. Kawani is a dedicated General Dentist who proudly serves the vibrant community of McKinney, Texas and its neighboring areas. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

A transformative experience at her first dental appointment at the age of 13 inspired her to pursue a career in dentistry. She began as a dental assistant at the age of 16 after completing a dental assisting program in high school. Dr. Kawani pursued further education while working as a dental assistant, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in the Medical Sciences before pursuing dental school. Her diverse educational background enriches her approach to patient care, allowing her to provide comprehensive and personalized dental care to her patients.

After years of working towards her goals and working as an associate dentist for nine years, Dr. Kawani proudly opened her own private practice, Aroma Smiles Dental, in February 2024. The practice offers a variety of dental services to all ages, including all routine dental services, Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry.

When patients walk into Aroma Smiles Dental, they will find an abundance of plants throughout the space proven to reduce anxiety, boost mental well-being and improve air quality. The soothing decor, comfortable seating and calming music aims to help patients feel at ease. Dr. Kawani understands that visiting the dentist can be a source of anxiety for some, which is why she and the Aroma Smiles Dental team is dedicated to ensuring patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the visit.

Dr. Kawani prioritizes preventive care and patient education, advocating for consistent daily oral hygiene routines to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Just like a gym routine, form and consistency are important if you want to see results. She recommends brushing twice a day using a good quality electric toothbrush because it takes the guesswork out of brushing your teeth. Quality electric toothbrushes have settings that help patients know when to switch quadrants, how long to brush for, and when they’re brushing too hard.

She also recommends flossing at least once a day, using a non-whitening toothpaste and emphasizes the importance of regular dental visits.

“If I can help my patients consistently take care of their oral health and therefore their overall health, because it's all connected, then we can eliminate or decrease the need for invasive, costly dental treatments.” Dr. Kawani said. “...My goal is to not only treat the existing dental problems but discover the root cause to prevent future issues from developing.”

For those who eat well and have good oral hygiene habits but are still experiencing issues with their oral health, Dr. Kawani is here to help. Sometimes there can be hereditary factors at work, and sometimes it may be something a patient thinks is healthy, but is actually damaging to their teeth.

At Aroma Smiles Dental, Dr. Kawani is committed to redefining the dental experience by blending expertise with compassion. With a focus on personalized, comprehensive and collaborative care, she aspires to empower her patients to embrace their best smiles and lead healthier lives.

With over 20 years of experience in the dental profession, Dr. Kawani has gained a reputation for delivering exceptional dental care to her patients. She also stays up to date with the latest advancements in dental technologies, techniques, and treatments to ensure her patients continue to get the care they deserve.

When she is not spending time with her patients in the office, Dr. Kawani finds joy in spending quality time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and reading. She maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys running and hiking.

Visit Dr. Kawani and the Aroma Smiles Dental team and experience the refreshing difference.

Aroma Smiles Dental is located at 4800 West University Drive, Ste. 104, McKinney. To learn more about the dental practice, visit aromasmilesdental.com or check out the business’ Facebook page.

The above story was produced by Senior Multi Platform Journalist Summer El-Shahawy with Community Impact's Storytelling team with information solely provided by the local business as part of its "sponsored content" purchase through our advertising team.