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May 10, 2018
When can my kid get braces?Early orthodontics, phase I orthodontics and/or braces can help preteens correct minor crossbites or dental crowding early. Children start getting their first permanent teeth around the age of 6. And parents start noticing smile changes. Usually, there is a natural space between the two upper front teeth as they move into the arch. There are some...
April 30, 2018
An oral condition commonly known as thrush, is Oral Candidiasis. Oral Candidiasis is a mouth infection that is caused by a fungus called Candida Albicans. Normally, the body maintains a good balance of bacteria and immunity that helps to prevent Candidiasis, or thrush. However, when the body’s immune system is affected, or naturally occurring bacteria have been destroyed through the intake of antibiotics, a yeast infection can develop....
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April 27, 2018
How can I avoid cavities and grow healthy?How can I avoid cavities and grow? Good nutrients. Child nutrition is an important topic that contributes to healthy teeth, bones, learning and development. Calcium is a very much needed nutrient that helps the body develop healthy teeth and bones. Calcium is found in...
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April 11, 2018
Are my teeth becoming crooked? Are my teeth becoming crooked? This is a common question that people ask their friends, family, or coworkers when they start noticing a change in their smile or bite. Teeth shift and change in their alignment every minute of the day. However, when the forces of our bite balance one another appropriately, the shifting is hardly noticeable. As we get older, the natural tendency is for teeth...
April 05, 2018
What is the best toothbrush for you What tooth brush is the best toothbrush for you? With all the various brands out there and advertisements stating that four out of five dentists recommend a certain brand of tooth paste or tooth brush, how do you pick the best? After all, you don...
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March 29, 2018
Should I be concerned about Fluoride? A question that we receive at Museum Smiles, that is an important topic is fluoride and the possible effects that it can have on patients, particularly children. As a mother of a young child, I can understand the concern. There is plenty of research on the matter. Depending on how you lean on this subject, you...
March 20, 2018
Tooth gap A tooth gap also known as a diastema is attractive in many cultures around the world. A tooth gap sometimes runs in families and several family members may have a similar diastema. Many persons identify a tooth gap as a beauty mark. For some people, a tooth gap can be due to a missing tooth, a frenum pull, or sucking a thumb/pacifier later in physical development. The frenum is a piece of tissue resembling...
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March 12, 2018
  It is Spring BreakIt is Spring Break! An exciting time for kids and families to spend time together and unwind. There are a number of fun ideas for young families to explore this Spring Break week in Fort Worth. Playing outdoor games is a popular one. The weather is great and kids can get some exercise without needing multiple layers or getting too hot. Another...
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March 08, 2018
Do pacifiers make baby teeth crooked? Using a Pacifier and thumb sucking are habits that babies and toddlers find comforting many times. A baby’s mouth and teeth are developing and taking form around the age that babies use a pacifier. In the same way that thumb sucking can affect baby tooth development and form, a pacifier can do the same. Prolonged pacifier use and/or thumb...
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March 05, 2018
I am passionate about giving people great care. And love welcoming our patients to Museum Smiles. Many of our patients are new to the Fort Worth Area. If you are new to the area, we would love to meet you. I am well acquainted with Trinity Trails and the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. You can catch my husband, our toddler, and I on Saturday mornings strolling along the Trinity River. Here at Museum Smiles, we proudly serve patients from Arlington, Keller, and Fort Worth Areas. 
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