COVID Protocol and Procedures

Dr. Fluellen  and Dr. Roberts here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry located in Richardson, TX want to ensure that all our patients are the utmost priority during these difficult times. We know that COVID-19 has affected each of us and we want your dental experience to feel as safe as possible. By achieving that, we are following multiple protocols and safety measures.

-Our office is following the Texas state board of dental examiners recommendations and mandates including but not limited

-Patients must fill out a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to office visitPatients are to fill out the COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to entering office in parking lot

-We are providing pretreatment mouthwash

-Use of proper PPE including but not limited to face-shields, required masks, gloves

-Use of washable coats, gowns, surgical caps
-Employee self monitoring and daily temperature checks
-Employee use of masks not only around patients but also throughout day around coworkers unless eating
-Rescheduling of any patient with known exposure or concern of exposure while not in proper PPE
-Rescheduling any patient who request to do so due to personal health concerns or elderly if requested
-Use of health grade hand sanitizers, hand soaps and disinfectants for rooms
-Laundering scrubs, lab coats, surgical caps on site
If you have any questions or would like to schedule your next appointment please call our office at 972-231-8241 today.

Start The New Year Right!

It is now the new year and many people and families hold themselves accountable for new year resolutions. Many may be going to the gym more often, starting a strict diet, but one resolution that we here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry think is just as important is your dental health! What is yours? Our dentists Dr. Roberts and Dr. Fluellen believe that making your dental health a priority this year will help increase your health overall. We know that scheduling an appointment every six months can be hard to do with busy lives, but getting it on the books with once phone call is our job. Our front office staff is able to schedule your family out throughout the whole year!

Also, we encourage families to come to appointments together to avoid multiple trips back and forth. Showing a good example for your children by being excited for the dentist will, in turn, make them excited as well! Patient comfort is our utmost priority so our staff will go out of its way to ensure that you and your family are well taken care of.

Whether you are seeing Dr. Roberts or Dr. Fluellen, they will give you a thorough exam and cleaning to ensure a healthy mouth all year round. During your appointment, please feel free to ask them any questions you may have about taking care of your teeth this new year. They will recommend toothbrushes, toothpaste, and even a great flossing routine.

This new year bring happiness and goals, and we hope that one of your goals is to keep up with your dental exams and maintain a healthy mouth! Our office is open Monday through Thursday and is always accepting new patients. If you are interested in any of our new patient specials, treatment plans, or even looking for a new set of teeth please give our office a call today at 972-231-8241!

We look forward to seeing you and have a great new year from all of us here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry!


Holiday Dental Care

The holidays are in full swing, and that means food, food, and even more food! This time of year you are surrounded by cookies, treats, and an abundance of holiday foods. While all you may want to do is try a piece of everything, you and your children must also think about your dental health. Here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry, we want to provide as much information as possible to keep those teeth shiny white. If you will be eating holiday treats, make sure to brush your teeth and flush very soon afterward. There is a great amount of sugar in these types of treats and if that sugar sits in your mouth it can cause decay which ultimately leads to cavities.

Next, mulled wine is a popular drink during the holiday season. Who doesn’t love a glass of spiced hot wine? While this is a very tasty holiday special, you must remember what it can do to your teeth. Wine stains teeth very easily especially if you are drinking it without a straw. You may have experienced this in the past. But, there are ways to avoid this. Try to use a straw is there is one accessible, or if there is not then brush your teeth very shortly after drinking the wine. Another tip to avoid mulled wine staining your teeth is to drink a sip of water in between each drink. These will help break up the wine on your teeth and avoid the unfortunate stains!

Lastly, if you have not already then be sure to make your end of year appointment with Dr. Fluellen or Dr. Roberts. We know how important dental benefits are, and we would hate to see them go to waste! All dental benefits expire at the end of the year, so call our front office staff today at 972-231-8241 to get you and your family a spot secured!

We wish you a happy holiday season from everyone here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry!

Halloween Candy Tooth Tips!

Today marks the beginning of October and that means trick or treating is only a few weeks away! While trick or treating is a fun event for both you and your children, we want to ensure that they are still maintaining a healthy mouth. Candy is the silent killer to cavities and can cause major rottage in the mouth of young children and even adults. Here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry located in Richardson, our dentists Dr. Fluellen and Dr. Roberts have a few tips and tricks to help prevent decay during this fun Halloween time!

The stickier the candy (caramel, taffy, etc), the longer they stay on the teeth causing decay.

Chewing sugar free gum after meals can help reduce tooth decay

Avoid biting into hard candy

If your children are eating candy, make sure they are drinking water after

Don’t brush immediately after eating candy since that can remove the softened tooth enamel. Wait at least 30 minutes

Better options are chocolate bars, chocolate covered items, small hard candies, and licorice

Our dentists and staff still want to ensure your children have fun so we hope this tips can ensure a healthy mouth while also having a great Halloween! Call our office today if you are due for your 6 month appointment at 972-231-8241

Gum Care Information

Both Dr. Fluellen and Dr. Roberts here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry in Richardson, TX want to make sure correct dental hygiene is your main priority. Our staff is honoring September as national gum care month and we are here to tell you what to look out for.

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is the result of an infection within the gums. The early stages of gum disease is called gingivitis whic you mos likely have heard within our office. This occurs when bacterial forms to be plaque and causes the gums to be infected.

But, there is good news to all of this! Both gum disease and gingivits is easily preventable by the following reasons:

  • Brush thoroughly with a soft-bristled toothbrush both in the morning and at night
  • Replace your toothbrush every three months
  • Floss every day- mainly at night
  • Schedule routine dental checkups with our dentists here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products

If you are seeing any of these symptoms then call our office today to scheudle an appointment with Dr. Roberts or Dr. Fluellen at 972-231-8241

June is National Smile Month!

June is here which means summer is here as well! We kick off this month with National Smile Month which honors and promotes healthy smiles around the country. Our hardworking doctors Dr. Roberts and Dr. Fluellen at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry located in Richardson, TX want to ensure you are coming to your bi-annually dental appointments and following these three very important key tips for national smile month.

  1. Make sure brushing your teeth is the very last thing you do at night and first thing in the morning with a fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Ensure you cut down on the amount of sugary food and drink you have and how often they are consumed
  3. Make an appointment with the doctors at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry every 6 months, or when recommended.

Make sure you are following these tips year long, not just during the month of June. Oral health is an everyday job! Call our office today to schedule your biyearly appointment at 972-231-8241

National Dental Hygiene Month!

October marks the beginning of National Dental Hygiene Month! This month is all about bringing awareness to the importance of good oral health and hygiene. It was started by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) ,and they have been spreading awareness since 2009. Here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry it is our goal to ensure that you are taking the proper precautions when it comes to your teeth. Did you know that proper brushing takes at least two minutes? Most adults do not even come close to brushing that long! There are multiple aspects that going to dental hygiene but it all starts with correct brushing techniques.

Proper brushing techniques:

  • Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  • Gently move the brush back and forth in short (tooth-wide) strokes.
  • Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
  • Brush your tongue to remove bacteria and keep your breath fresh.


Once the proper brushing has taken place, the next important step is flossing. Many overlook this step, but flossing should be a critical part of your daily morning/nighttime routine. Below are the following steps to ensure you are maximizing the benefits of flossing.

  • Start with about 18 inches of floss, wind most of the floss around each middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with
  • Holding the floss between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth
  • Gently curve the floss around the base of each tooth, making sure you go beneath the gumline. Never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate gum tissue
  • To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth


Remember, here at Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry we want you to showcase your dental hygiene pride not just this month but every day!

Call Fluellen Roberts Family Dentistry at 972-231-8241 TODAY to schedule your appointment during National Dental Hygiene Month!