FAQs

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

Even for a pair of dentists, 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.

Naïve advice | When parents used to ask about brushing their children’s teeth, I would show them how to brush in a circular motion with a soft toothbrush and demonstrate different techniques to help educate and take care of their child’s oral hygiene. But when I had a child of my own, I realized just how hard it is to actually brush your child’s teeth. Read More…

The life of a tooth

Most of our organs and body parts are formed before birth and simply develop and grow as we age. In many cases their physical form remains fairly consistent as it begins 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?

Richardson Dentistry is dedicated to ensuring that our patients receive safe, comfortable and anxiety-free dental care. That’s why we provide sedation dentistry to our patients—a technique used to provide a relaxing experience for those receiving dental treatment. 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. Read More…

What is the correct way to floss my teeth?

We have all heard about the importance of flossing. Richardson Dentistry decided to create a flossing guide to aide you. Read More…

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. The following are some common myths about children’s teeth that parents should be aware of. 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, not to mention the inconvenience and personal discomfort. One of the major causes of migraine headaches is dental issues. 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 to help sooth your child and give them some relief. Read More…