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5814 N Jupiter Rd., Suite 199 Garland, TX 75044

Phone: 469.969.0149

Do you have additional questions about dental care or our various treatments? Contact Hue Dental, PLLC, to book an appointment or to speak to a member of our team.

FAQs about Dental Health and Our Treatment Options

office hallwayDr. Nghi Tran, DDS, FAGD, FICOI, is committed to your lifelong dental health. At his practice, he and his entire team are always ready to answer your questions. Whether you are concerned about routine care at home, or you are wondering which treatments are most appropriate for you, we will provide personalized guidance. At Hue Dental, PLLC, we offer an array of general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. Once we have a good understanding of your goals and health needs we can help you select the most suitable procedures. We will also provide tips to help you maintain your child’s dental health.

How Often Should I Schedule a Dental Visit?

In most cases, we recommend that you come in for a preventive cleaning and exam every six months. Even children should visit this often, since they are equally susceptible to decay and gum disease. However, if you have already been diagnosed with gum disease, or if you struggle with chronic tooth decay, more frequent visits may be more appropriate. In addition, you should visit the dentist more often if you have a history of oral cancer or if you are at a high risk for the condition.

What Are the Best Ways to Brush and Floss My Teeth?

Brushing and flossing seem so simple that you may not even realize you are using incorrect techniques. To ensure long-term oral health, you should brush twice a day. Wait about half an hour after meals so that you do not rub food and bacteria into your dental enamel. Then hold a soft-bristled toothbrush at a 45-degree angle from your teeth. Using gentle, circular motions, brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the fronts, backs, and tops. You should also be sure to use ADA-approved fluoride toothpaste.

To floss properly, use about 18 inches of floss, wrapping each end around your fingers. Gently glide the floss between your teeth. Do not snap the material, as it can irritate your soft tissues. Use a fresh section of floss for each tooth.

How Should I Care for My Child’s Teeth?

Dental care should begin even before your child’s first teeth come in. Wipe your infant’s gums down with a soft cloth or gauze, especially after eating. Once your little one starts to teethe, you should start brushing his or her teeth, using a soft bristled brush and warm water. You should not use fluoride toothpaste until your child is 2 years old. Until then, you can brush with special infant or toddler toothpaste. Once he or she has two or more touching teeth, you should start to floss. Just as you would for yourself, be gentle, and avoid snapping the floss down on your child’s gums.

Of course, professional preventive care is also essential. You should schedule your child’s first dental visit about six months after his or her first tooth comes in.

How Painful Is Root Canal Therapy?

Most people find that the most noticeable sensation during root canal therapy is relief from the pain of a toothache. Dr. Tran uses very gentle techniques, and he will administer powerful local anesthesia prior to your procedure. Therefore, you should feel very little during treatment. Afterwards, you should experience only minor sensitivity, which will fade after just a few days.

However, if you are still nervous about the thought of a root canal, we can provide more powerful sedatives, such as nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation.

Am I a Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

To qualify for any type of cosmetic dentistry, you should have generally good dental health. Gum disease or untreated decay may disqualify you from treatment. In addition, you should have a certain amount of healthy enamel. Your dentist will need to reshape your teeth in preparation for veneers. If you do not have enough enamel, the preparatory treatment can damage the deeper layers of your teeth. Fortunately, even if you do not qualify for veneers, we can recommend an alternative cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dental bonding is a common option, and it can have similar final results.