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Murphy, TX 75094

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Tooth Pain Relief

Tooth pain

A toothache is a painful annoyance, especially at night. Getting a toothache at night can make falling asleep or staying asleep very difficult. However, there are a number of remedies that may help people find relief and get to sleep, keep reading to learn about 9 home remedies for tooth…

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8 Tips to Help Kids Overcome Fear of Dentists.

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As humans, we are all scared of the unknown. To an adult, going to the dentist is a routine part of life, but for a kid, especially one who has never been, the dentist is unfamiliar and scary. children often think going to the dentist will hurt, or they simply…

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Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites – Understanding the Difference

Crossbites

You’ve heard of overbites, underbites, and crossbites; you or your child may even be suffering from one of these conditions—but how exactly do you know which is which? It may seem difficult to keep these terms straight in your head, but fortunately they aren’t difficult to straighten out with proper…

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Are you afraid of the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the Dentist?

Are you afraid of the dentist? Do you consider canceling your appointment days before, or not showing up at all? Do you feel helpless and uncomfortable in the cleaning chair? If you are, you have dental phobia but don't worry you aren't alone.  Over 75% of USA citizens experience dental…

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How to Break the Thumb Sucking Habit?

Thumb sucking appears to be a natural habit of children in all parts of the world. Sucking the thumb is soothing for a small child, and many children continue this habit for comfort and security into the early school years. Thumb sucking is most prevalent in children under two, and…

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dental sealant at Murphy Orthodontics

The significance of a dental sealant is to protect against and avert dental caries. Dental sealants are one of the most universally used safeguarding materials, as well as the most inadvertently misused product today. Sealants have a shelf-life of five to 10 years, but it is imperative to have them…

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Which Fillings Are Best For Teeth?

Fillings

When you think of the dentist, you probably think about fillings. Everyone knows fillings are something you get to fix cavities. Beyond that, however, you might not know much about cavity fillings at all. You may even believe some common misconceptions. For whatever reason, fillings have a strangely overblown reputation…

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Tooth root decay

tooth root decay

Tooth root decay may also be called root cavities, root decay, or root caries. It is a potentially detrimental oral health problem that needs immediate treatment to prevent severe dental damage. In this article, you can learn more about what tooth-root decay is, why it happens, how it’s connected to…

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Eating Disorders Are Bad News for Teeth

Eating disorders

Eating disorders affect around 15% of young girls to varying degrees, around five to ten times more than men. These illnesses involve a constant preoccupation with food, a distorted body image and excessive measures taken to control weight… excessive to the point of harming your body’s health, as well as,…

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WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

invisalign

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that can be used to achieve a more beautiful smile. It can be utilized for patients who have mild to moderate misalignment and can also align the bite. Patients with overbite, crossbite, or underbite can enjoy Invisalign treatments. The process is done using clear…

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Is water flossing as good as regular flossing?

water picking

Water flossing is a way to clean between and around your teeth. A water flosser is a handheld device that sprays streams of water in steady pulses. The water, like traditional floss, removes food from between teeth. Water flossers that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance have been tested…

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Does Menopause Affect Teeth and Gums?

menopause and oral health

Menopause-related estrogen decline not only raises the risk for osteoporosis, but it may also be linked to oral problems. During menopause, it is important that you see your dentist on a regular basis and maintain good oral hygiene. If menopausal-related dental problems are treated early on, tooth loss may be…

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All about dental implants

dental implants

A dental implant is a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Your dentist places them directly into your jawbone, where they provide an artificial replacement for the root of your missing tooth or teeth. They can support crowns or dentures, in a similar way that roots support natural teeth. Having…

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Oral Thrush: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Thrush

If you notice a strange white rash inside your mouth, you may have a condition called thrush. It’s an infection caused by the candida fungus, which is yeast. You can get it in your mouth and other parts of the body. It can cause diaper rash in infants or vaginal yeast infections…

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Jaw surgery

Jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic (or-thog-NATH-ik) surgery, corrects irregularities of the jaw bones and realigns the jaws and teeth to improve the way they work. Making these corrections may also improve your facial appearance. Jaw surgery may be a corrective option if you have jaw problems that can't be…

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oral health and acne

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If you’re struggling with acne and feel like you’ve tried everything, from the expensive face, washes to high-end facial toners to overnight spot treatments, there’s a chance that the issue may be your oral health. We know, we know, sounds a little crazy, right? Surprisingly enough, the two can be linked! HEALTHY TEETH…

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Root Canal Treatment

root-canal

The root canal is a pretty common dental procedure. According to the American Association of Endodontists, over 15 million root canals are done every year in the United States alone. But should you be concerned about a root canal infection? And are there any possible complications after it you should…

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What Is Dental Plaque and How To Remove It?

dental plaque

Tooth plaque is a fact of life -- everyone gets it. Dental plaque the sticky film that forms when bacteria in your mouth build up on your teeth. When plaque hangs around for too long, your choppers pay the price. It eats at them and makes them weak. That leads…

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Children braces and Orthodontics

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If your child has crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw, talk to his dentist. She may recommend seeing an orthodontist. An orthodontist specializes in perfecting smiles using orthodontic appliances, such as: BandsBracketsWiresHeadgearRubber bandsRetainersClear aligners  Some kids can't wait to get their Children's braces, seeing them as a sign that their teen years…

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Invisalign Teen

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braces have long been a staple of the teenage years. When we were growing up, most of our friends probably had them, all at about the same time. I had metal braces for the last two years of high school. In my group, they were so commonplace that they weren’t…

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10 Questions about Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental care during pregnancy is extremely important. From keeping up with daily oral hygiene to monitoring changes in the mouth, the more in-tune you are with your oral health, the healthier your baby will be. Here we’ll answer 10 common questions about Dental Care During Pregnancy. Can I go to…

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What Are the Best Oral Hygiene Tips?

Oral Hygiene to have healthy smile

Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups. people can prevent these problems with proper dental care, both at home and in the dentist’s office. The following are some best practices that can…

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How to Pick a Toothpaste?

picking a toothpaste

Minty fresh, whitening, tartar control, etc. – picking a toothpaste can be as overwhelming as choosing a toothbrush. First and foremost, your toothpaste should fight plaque and cavities and clean your teeth, using dentifrice (gel, paste or liquid). Also Toothpaste should include fluoride for strengthening your teeth. Beyond that, it’s all about preference. First,…

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Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wondered “Why are my teeth stained?” you’re not alone. Teeth can be stained yellow, as well as a spectrum of other colors, including orange-red, green, blue, brown, gray and black. The discoloration can appear gradually and be overlooked until you need to…

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Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetes

Did you know that 29.1 million people living in the United States have diabetes? That’s 9.3% of the population. Approximately 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed each year—and 8.1 million people living with diabetes don’t even know they have it. Diabetes affects your body’s ability to process sugar. All the food…

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How to Take Care of Dental Veneers?

dental-veneer

If you want to improve your smile, dental veneers are a simple option. Veneers are thin coverings that are placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. They look like natural teeth. Veneers can be used to correct a wide range of dental issues, such as teeth that are…

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7 Daily Habits That Boost Dental Health

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While it’s important to receive regular cleanings and check-ups from a dentist, there are also ways you can take care of dental health at home. Almost everyone knows to brush and floss their teeth, but what about these lesser-known tips? Here are 7 daily habits that boost dental health without taking up your time or…

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Gummy Smile An Esthetic Problem or Something More?

gummy-smile

  When you smile, do you feel the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue? Are you of the opinion that your upper teeth appear too short compared to the amount of gingival tissue displayed when you smile? If you answered “yes” to either of these…

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Considering Invisalign? Learn About the 5 Biggest Advantages Here

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Without a doubt, Invisalign has changed the field of orthodontics forever. Since it was developed around 20 years ago, it’s helped over 6 million people achieve a straight, even smile. And, with a 96% satisfaction rating, it has a proven track record of great success. If you’ve been thinking about…

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All Of Your Teeth-Staining Questions Answered

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You may have even heard of teeth whitening services at your dentist's office. No doubt, you’ve looked at your teeth and noticed they may not be as white as you would like them to be. You likely have an idea of how to “fix” it, but do you know what causes…

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