Dental FAQs

Trusted Answers from Our Dentists in Richardson

When it comes to the dentist, everyone has questions. At Richardson Dentistry, we want you to be as confident as possible about your oral health, which is why we have addressed some of our most frequently asked questions below. Drs. James Guirguis, Michael Guirguis, and Brent Flemming are committed to providing the most compassionate and reliable dental care.

What is the best method for brushing a toddler's teeth?

Brushing a child’s teeth can be difficult. Adapting your approach to your child and maintaining patience are key to developing strong hygiene habits with your child. Our dental team is happy to provide you with some tips and tricks to help your child maintain proper oral health. Read More...

How do baby teeth differ from permanent teeth?

Most of our organs and body parts are formed before birth and simply develop and grow as we age. In many cases, their physical forms remain fairly consistent as they begin to fully develop. The tooth, however, has a life cycle of its own—completely unique from any other body part. From 20 primary teeth to 32 permanent teeth, the evolution of the tooth is quite fascinating. Read More...

What are the benefits of sedation dentistry?

Our Dallas County dentists are dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive safe, comfortable, and anxiety-free dental care. That is why we provide sedation dentistry – a technique used to provide a relaxing experience for those receiving dental treatment. Your comfort is very important to us. Read More...

I love flavored drinking water. Is it bad for me?

We mistakenly see Vitamin Water and other flavored waters as an acceptable alternative to water. However, flavored water and any other type of enhanced water may be having adverse effects on your oral health. Numerous studies have highlighted the fact that flavored waters contain high fructose corn syrup, sugar and various types of acid – all of which can lead to tooth decay, tooth erosion, and other dental problems.

What are the most common myths about children’s teeth?

As parents, we want the best for our children. With an influx of myths and misconceptions out there, however, it can sometimes be difficult to sort through what is fact and what is fiction. For example, many people believe children do not need to start going to the dentist until they start school. However, many pediatric dentists recommend bringing your child in when the first tooth comes in. If you are concerned about your child’s oral health, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with our team. With Richardson Dentistry, both you and your child are in good hands. Read More...

Is there a connection between migraines and my teeth?

Migraine headaches can put the brakes on anyone’s day. They can mean time away from family, friends, and work. Dental issues are actually one of the major causes of these painful inconveniences. Our team is happy to address the issue with you and provide any assistance that we can. Read More...

What is the best way to care for a teething baby?

The teething phase can be quite hard on both the child and the parents. It can begin as early as four months and can cause pain and irritability. The gums will likely be tender and swollen during this phase, so it is important to have some remedies available such as teething rings or frozen washcloths to help soothe your child and give them some relief. Feel free to contact our Richardson dentists for details. Read More...

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