Preventive Dentistry – Murphy, TX
We Help Patients Enjoy Lifelong Oral Health
Your smile needs regular care to stay healthy. With routine maintenance, you can look forward to spending less time in the dental chair. One way to protect your smile is by following a good homecare routine. We recommend brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once (preferably before bedtime). But a good homecare routine isn’t all you need to have a healthy smile. We recommend visiting our Murphy dental office at least twice a year for routine checkups. With these checkups, we can help you stay on top of your oral health.
Why Choose Murphy Family Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?
- Family Owned & Operated
- 20+ Years of Proven Clinical Experience
- Children & Adults Welcome
Checkups & Cleanings
During these important visits, your hygienist will use advanced tools to help you clean areas of your smile that can be hard to clean with a simple toothbrush. We may also take X-rays of your mouth and complete a full oral exam. At the end of your visit, Dr. Najari or Dr. Nguyen will discuss their findings with you and recommend additional care, if necessary. If you have questions about the treatment they recommend, don't hesitate to let us know. We want our patients to feel confident about the solutions we propose.
Periodontal disease, which is also known as gum disease, is one of the most pervasive oral problems today. What's more, advanced cases have been linked with serious health problems throughout the rest of the body, such as heart disease and diabetes. That's why our Murphy dental team is committed to offering quality periodontal therapy. With a treatment plan designed just for you, our goal is to help you reverse gum disease (if possible) or manage your condition. With proper care, we can help you enjoy better health and overall wellbeing again.
If you or someone else in your family plays sports that involve the possibility of physical contact, a custom-made athletic mouthguard is an essential piece of equipment. Dental-related injuries make up a significant portion of emergency room visits for athletes, and this appliance can provide a sturdy barrier that will help minimize potential harm for the teeth, gums, and lips. Instead of relying of a “one size fits all” mouthguard, visit our office to have one custom-made for added flexibility, durability, and overall comfort.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Many patients don’t even realize that they experience bruxism (teeth grinding) while asleep, waking up again and again with chronic jaw pain and worn-down enamel surfaces. If our doctors discover tell-tale symptoms of this dangerous bad habit during regular checkups, they can design a custom-made nightguard for optimal protection. This appliance will establish a sturdy barrier between the rows of teeth and minimize the risks of damaging contact, helping patients rest much easier.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Tens of thousands of new cases of oral cancer are discovered every year, many of which have already reached advanced, dangerous stages without earlier detection. Your dentist can be your first line of defense against this potentially deadly health problem, which is why Dr. Najari and Dr. Nguyen have made it a part of every regular checkup here in Murphy. We’ll carefully observe the oral tissues for suspicious symptoms of abnormal cells, such as discoloration, strange crusts, and slow-healing sores. An early diagnosis is the best hope for a safe, successful recovery!
While fluoride treatment is typically recommended for children, some adults may also benefit from more exposure to this valuable natural mineral, which helps to strengthen and fortify enamel so that teeth are less at risk for cavities over time. We can provide a direct application of gel during checkups and cleanings or an oral supplement. This process only takes a few minutes, and patients can immediately return to their regular routine once they leave our practice.
Adults aren't the only ones who need to see a dentist every six months! Dr. Najari and Dr. Nguyen are proud to serve Murphy's youngest as well, providing gentle oral examinations, refreshing cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatment, tooth-colored fillings, and plenty of other kid-friendly services in a calm, comfortable environment. Our goal is to help your special son or daughter form a positive relationship with ongoing dental care that hopefully lasts for many years to come.