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Daryl Byrd

Dentist

Dr. Daryl Byrd is a Dentist practicing in Nashville, TN. Dr. Byrd specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
33 years Experience
Daryl Byrd
  • Nashville, TN
  • Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

For small kids how frequent should dentist visits be?

American Association of Pediatric Dentist recommends every 6 months. After the first visit your Pediartic Dentist can be more specific depending on your child's needs.

At what age can my little one start brushing her teeth on her own?

When your daughter is able to hold the toothbrush on her own AND understand and take instructions from you and her dentist on proper brushing

What is the course of treatment for periodontitis?

Generally a deep cleaning under local anesthesia is performed. Next periodontal surgery for those areas that do not respond to deep cleanings. Consult your Dentist for specifics. READ MORE
Generally a deep cleaning under local anesthesia is performed. Next periodontal surgery for those areas that do not respond to deep cleanings. Consult your Dentist for specifics.

Are OTC products recommended for teeth whitening?

I do not recommend OTC whitening. Once your teeth have been whitened professionally OTC whitening may help keep your teeth whitened longer.

How should I select my toothpaste?

Abrasiveness, ability to kill bacteria in the mouth and of course individual taste. I recommend Colgate Total.

I had some bleeding in my gums while brushing. Could it be serious?

Bleeding gums is a sign that should be checked by your Dentist.

Does yellow teeth ever mean tooth decay?

Yellow film is not tooth decay. Visit your Dentist for evaluation and cleaning.

What is the right age for kids to brush their teeth on their own?

The age your daughter can hold the toothbrush on her own. Also, she must be able to understand and follow instructions for proper brushing.

What is the right age to get braces for my child?

Spacing is good for baby teeth because permanent teeth are larger and require more space. Best to visit your Dentist for evaluation if Orthodontics is needed.

I am having excessive saliva secretion in my mouth. Does it mean an infection?

Visit your Dentist as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment.

What causes swelling in the gums?

Swelling in gums is often associated with an infection. Trauma may be involved. See your Dentist as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment.

What calcium supplements do you recommend for my son's calcium deficiency?

Use toothpaste that strengths the enamel of teeth such as PROENAMEL.

Is bad breath during cold and cough normal?

Yes, the smell could be coming from the sinus, lungs or tonsils. Best to visit your Dentist for evaluation and treatment.

How effective are sensitivity toothpastes in treating the problem?

Yes, they are effective two ways. First the sensitivity toothpaste work by blocking painful stimuli such as cold air, certain liquids and foods from reaching vulnerable nerves READ MORE
Yes, they are effective two ways. First the sensitivity toothpaste work by blocking painful stimuli such as cold air, certain liquids and foods from reaching vulnerable nerves by putting a protective barrier over the tooth or teeth. Second, is chemically the sensitive toothpaste numb the pain associated with tooth sensitivity.

I am still having pain after my wisdom tooth extraction last week. Why is this happening?

Visit the Dentist that extracted the tooth as soon as possible. You may have another infection at the extraction site which must be treated by a Dentist or it could get worst.

Can mouthwashes cause erosion of teeth calcium?

Mouthwash does not cause erosion of the enamel of teeth. A number of mouthwashes are alcohol based and are not designed to harm teeth in anyway.

Can pomegranate cause teeth staining?

Look for the following in what you eat and drink if you find you are getting stains on your teeth. Chromogens -- any food or liquid ingested that has a deep color may cling to READ MORE
Look for the following in what you eat and drink if you find you are getting stains on your teeth. Chromogens -- any food or liquid ingested that has a deep color may cling to the outer surface of teeth or the enamel.
Foods that are tannins containing -- plant-based food or liquid can make it easier for stains to stick to teeth
Acidic foods such as orange juice -- these make tooth enamel rougher, which makes areas in enamel for stains to set in. Pomegranate and beet roots are prime examples.

Will frequent teeth cleanings remove spots from my teeth?

Brownish spots caused by tartar can be removed by brushing. For stubborn stains see your Dentist to get them removed professionally.

Is oil pulling ever recommended by dentists?

"On the basis of lack of scientific evidence, the American Dental Association does not recommend oil pulling." I agree with this statement and recommend brushing twice a day READ MORE
"On the basis of lack of scientific evidence, the American Dental Association does not recommend oil pulling." I agree with this statement and recommend brushing twice a day and see your Dentist for whitening teeth.

My gum is swollen but only in the back of my mouth. What could this be?

Many possibilities best to visit your Dentist as soon as possible for evaluation and treatment