Murphy Family Dentistry Blog
June 5, 2018
With more and more orthodontic options available today, it’s understandable that you may be asking “Why do I need to wear traditional braces when clear aligners are available?” Your child may want to use clear aligners over metal braces since they are transparent, but according to your orthodontist in Murphy, you’ll definitely want to reconsider.
Traditional braces are not like the braces you may have learned about decades ago. They can be customized to match your look and offer results you won’t find anywhere else.
May 31, 2018
If you’re like most, there’s practically no perfect time to get braces. Traditional braces can put a bit of a dent your self-esteem when your mouth is full of metal brackets and wires. This doesn’t mean you’re your orthodontic treatment isn’t any less necessary! If you’re trying to decide when you should get your straightening treatment, consider the summer time as the best time to get braces for adults in Murphy. We’ll explain why here in this week’s blog post!
April 7, 2018
Your little one is just about to get into middle school—they’re not so little anymore, huh? Now that they are starting their preteen years, you are beginning to think about orthodontics and how they might need braces to straighten their teeth. You’ve asked around to your friends and they’ve all referred you to “the best orthodontist in Murphy.” However, you can’t imagine having to schedule separate appointments for one child’s braces while having to bring the rest of the family to a different dental practice—including your child—for their preventive care appointments.
Although it’s true that picking your general family dentist to be your orthodontist is a huge time saver, it can also benefit your child’s oral health. Learn more about why making your family dentist your orthodontist can actually optimize your little one’s oral health and save your time and money in this week’s blog post.
March 9, 2018
You understand that your teeth and oral health are gifts, so you refuse to squander them. Therefore, you want to know how to protect them. Your dentist in Murphy says that one way is to learn how to detect tooth decay in the earlier stages and then act accordingly when any signs are spotted. Read on to learn how to effectively ensure your oral health through preventive dentistry.
February 9, 2018
Is it a myth that you can prevent your child from needing orthodontics in Murphy to correct misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth? Your local dentist says there is no magical solution to correct your little one’s imperfections. But there is a sure-fire way to address it – the tried and true method of traditional braces. As you continue reading, you’ll learn more about why this is the best method.
November 26, 2017
Whether you’re a teenager or adult, crooked teeth or bite problems can put a damper on your everyday life. You might find it difficult to keep your mouth clean, or perhaps you become super self-conscious when you meet new people. Perhaps you’re ready to start shopping for orthodontics in Murphy so you can finally achieve the straight, healthy smile that you’ve been missing. But what type of braces should you get? Here are a few tips to help you choose your route to a perfectly aligned set of pearly whites.
October 16, 2017
Getting braces to straighten your smile is a big decision. You will love your results and be amazed at the confidence a beautiful smile can bring! There are some steps you can take to make your treatment go smoothly, and the first one is being aware of how and what to eat while you’re wearing braces. Your dentist in Murphy has some tips on successfully eating with braces.
September 9, 2017
Did you know that the sooner a dentist has the opportunity to identify and correct dental problems, the simpler treatments can be? That’s just one of the reasons that many dentists love having an intraoral camera handy. This revolutionary technology improves the quality of patients’ treatment by helping a dentist to spot potential problems early on. Let’s explore the many reasons why dentists use intraoral cameras in this week’s blog post.
August 10, 2017
Replacing missing teeth can seem like a daunting task for many patients, especially those with more advanced tooth loss. In fact, patients with just one or two missing teeth are highly unlikely to replace these teeth unless they are visible within the smile line. Dental implants offer patients a tooth replacement option that looks, feels, and functions like natural, healthy teeth. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or a full row of teeth, dental implants can improve your oral health and put the smile back on your face.
July 10, 2017
The health of your teeth is important to your quality of life and confidence, which is why you work hard to protect them from damage. However, did you know that your gum health is equally as important? If you develop issues with the tissue, like periodontal disease, you will have dental complications and overall health issues, like cardiovascular disease. While your oral hygiene and preventive care from your family dentist in Murphy are important, there is another way to promote a healthy smile. With the right foods, you will enhance your overall health and that of your smile.