FAQs

Serving Fort Worth, Arlington, Keller and surrounding areas of Texas.

I have a fear of going to the dentist. Is it really necessary for me to go if my teeth aren’t hurting?

We understand that many patients have apprehensions about visiting the dentist – even for a routine check-up. Whether you are intimidated by the sights and sounds of the dental office or uneasy due to a negative dental experience in the past, rest assured that your comfort is our number one priority. Advances in modern dentistry have grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, making the office experience much more pleasant for most patients.

Please contact us at any time to find out more about ways we can help you ease your anxiety. Dr. Audu is pleased to offer sedation dentistry techniques that can help you feel at ease.

Are dental X-rays safe for my family?

Dental X-rays emit very small amounts of radiation while images are taken. Our office employs stringent measures to ensure you and your family are safe during your visit. We follow a principle of safety to set radiation as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). You will be provided a shield whenever a radiograph/Xray is needed for diagnosis.

Do my children need dental sealants?

Dental sealants are invisible protective barriers placed on healthy teeth to prevent them from developing decay. Sealants are applied to the crevices of the chewing surfaces on the teeth where bacteria often accumulate. Sealants are highly effective when placed on the teeth during childhood shortly after the teeth have erupted from the gums. These protective barriers can last for many years and save hundreds of dollars in future dental treatment costs.

I’ve tried many at-home whitening products with poor results. Is there any way I can get my teeth whiter?

Over the counter teeth whitening products, such as toothpastes and whitening treatments, are effective for removing surface stains but do little for lifting deep-set discoloration. Our office features prescription-strength dental whitening services that are capable of taking many years of stains off of the teeth in just a single dental visit.

What types of dental treatments are available to cosmetically alter the appearance of my teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry has evolved to make total mouth transformations a reality for many people. Treatments are available to change the size, shape, position and color of your teeth. Whether you want to fill in a few gaps or completely change the look of your teeth, we can help you get the smile you have always dreamed of.

I’ve heard a lot about the benefits of dental implants for tooth replacement. How do I know if they are right for me?

Dental implants are permanent solutions for tooth replacement. Dental implants can be formed to take on the strength and appearance of natural tooth, and most last a lifetime.

Not all dental patients are candidates for implants. Schedule a consultation to find out whether dental implants could be right for you.

My gums bleed easily and are often sore. Should I be concerned?

Bleeding, red, or inflamed gums can be a sign of gingivitis or periodontitis – two of the most prevalent diseases in America. Gum disease left untreated can lead to gum loss, bone loss, and ultimately tooth loss. Schedule a dental appointment at the first sign of gum disease, as treatment is easier and far less invasive during the early stages.

One or more of my teeth are very sensitive. Should I be concerned?

Sensitive teeth are usually nothing to worry about and may be corrected using special sensitivity toothpaste. However, it is worth mentioning to your dentist. If you have sudden or extreme tooth sensitivity, it could be a sign of underlying decay beneath the surface of your teeth.

I do not have dental insurance. How could I possibly afford dental treatment?

Dental treatment should be affordable and accessible for everyone. Though we welcome your dental insurance at our office, we never want our patients to forgo necessary treatment because of financial reasons. Contact our financial coordinator to discuss the costs of your treatment and the ways we make it easier to pay the balance on your account.

How do you keep your instruments sterile?

We follow all of the infection control guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can show you our instrument sterilization procedures when you come in for your appointment.

For more information or to ask questions specific to your case, please call 817-870-5099 or complete the form on this page. Museum Smiles serves patients throughout Fort Worth, Keller, Arlington and the surrounding areas.