619 W. FM 544, Suite A
Murphy, TX 75094

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Sensitive Teeth: Common Causes and Solutions

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Sensitive teeth aren’t just an irritation. They can also make it hard for you to eat and drink. For the most part, sensitive tooth pain is sharp, sudden, and temporary. The pain usually occurs when teeth are exposed to cold air or hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods. If you…

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Gum Disease / Gingivitis: How to avoid it or treat it

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If your gum occasionally swell up and become sensitive or bleed when you brush and floss, you might have gingivitis. However, you’re not alone. So what is gingivitis, and what you can you do to treat it and avoid it? Read on to learn what you need to know about this…

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Tooth Fairy Preparation

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Your child is at the age where they finally understand what the tooth fairy is. The tooth fairy is a significant part of helping your child to maintain their oral hygiene and keeping the magic alive! The tooth fairy is a figure of early childhood in Western and Western-influenced cultures.…

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Facts and Tips: Dry mouth

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For many, dry mouth is experienced once in a blue moon.  Most likely caused by dehydration, drinking one too many beers, or simply sleeping with an open mouth. Unfortunately, for others, dry mouth is a chronic problem that can have a distressing impact on day-to-day life. In addition to the…

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Use It or Lose It! Maximizing Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year

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Did you know your dental benefits reset every year? It’s true. If your dental insurance plan, like most is on a calendar year, you will lose out on all unused benefits after December 31st. That means this is a great time of year to take advantage of everything your dental…

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Common Orthodontic Emergencies

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True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but when they do occur Murphy Orthodontics is here to help you anytime. Most problems with orthodontic appliances that occur for both adults and children can be managed using the kit that Murphy Orthodontics provides for you at the appointment where you receive your orthodontic…

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Ten Dental Hygiene Tips For A More Thorough Clean

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Brushing your teeth every morning and night doesn't guarantee you're giving your mouth all the attention it needs. Even a regular oral hygiene routine could be leaving gaps if you engage in a few not-so-great habits with your time at the sink. By understanding proper brushing technique and ensuring you…

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10 Things to consider when choosing your Orthodontics

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Do you need an orthodontic treatment and confuse to select the best orthodontist? Selecting an orthodontist is a very tough task. When you have a referral from your dentist or friend, it is essential to hold some things to have in your mind before you register a meeting. Because straightening…

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Halloween Candy and Your Dental Health

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With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful.  Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover…

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TAD’s

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Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs may be used in addition to braces or as an alternative to headgear. How are TADs placed? A strong anesthetic is used to numb…

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Retainer Instructions

Retainer Instructions

• Wear your retainer at all times, until the doctor instructs otherwise. • Take your retainer out when eating, and always put it back in its case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.) • Clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use…

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ARE REMOVABLE BRACES SUITABLE FOR KIDS?

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Removable braces have several advantages over fixed braces so at Murphy, we’re often asked if removable braces are suitable for children. Children and teens are anxious about anything that makes them stand out, such as crooked, twisted or gappy teeth. Ironically, some traditional, fixed braces - complete with metal brackets - are so…

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Soft Foods for Kids With Braces

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Braces, which help to realign teeth or the jaw area, consist of bands, wires, and brackets that hold a child's teeth in place. After your child receives new braces, her mouth may be in pain; eating soft foods is advisable for the first 24 to 48 hours, and then each time adjustments occur, according to the…

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Technology

Orthodontics is an evolving science with frequent developments in techniques, technology, and treatments. At Murphy Orthodontics, we ensure that our patients receive the most advanced orthodontic care available.Dr. Amal is using the latest innovative techniques and materials, such as: In-Ovation System Braces Traditional braces use elastics and ties. This puts…

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Orthognathic Surgery

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Jaw alignment is an important part of oral health. When the jaw is out of alignment, it can negatively affect the bite, as well as the function of the mouth. Some misaligned jaws are so problematic; they cause abnormal wear on the teeth and other secondary symptoms, such as headaches.…

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Early Treatment

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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Here's why: Orthodontic treatment is primarily used to prevent and correct “bite” irregularities. Several factors may contribute to such irregularities, including genetic factors, the early loss of primary (baby) teeth,…

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Emergency Orthodontic Care

Emergency Orthodontic Care

Orthodontic emergencies can occur at any time during treatment and often pertain to complications with appliances. An orthodontic emergency is any circumstance that causes pain, threatens a patient’s health, or interferes with the course of orthodontic treatment. An emergency orthodontist can offer immediate assistance for emergencies, some of which include:…

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Retention

It's exciting to finally get your braces off and move into the retainer stage. The object of the retention is to keep the teeth in their treated position after the braces are removed long enough for the body to adjust to the new dental environment. Once that physiological adjustment is…

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Clear Correct

Clear Correct

Braces are the standard for orthodontic correction, but few adults want to wear a mouthful of metal for a year or more while teeth are moved into better alignment. Clear Correct addresses this problem by offering a discreet alternative to metal braces. With Clear Correct treatment, there are no brackets…

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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular Dentistry

Neuromuscular dentistry is a branch of dentistry about dysfunctions and disorders of the temporomandibular joint and supporting tissues. It is typically used to treat TMJ disorders in ways that address underlying problems rather than symptoms. By treating TMJ disorders at the source, neuromuscular dentistry can indirectly provide relief for problems…

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Adult Treatment

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and many achieve straightened, well-aligned teeth after undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child. But for adults who do not have the privilege of having straight teeth, orthodontics are still an option. There is no such thing as being too old for…

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Jaw Surgery

Jaw alignment is an important part of oral health. When the jaw is out of alignment, it can negatively affect the bite, as well as the function of the mouth. Some misaligned jaws are so problematic; they cause abnormal wear on the teeth and other secondary symptoms, such as headaches. Also known…

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Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles® is an innovative alternative to traditional braces. Metal braces have long been the standard in orthodontics, often used during childhood and early teen years to correct problems with overcrowding, bite, and alignment. But adults and older teens may avoid highly visible braces despite their desire for straighter and more cosmetically…

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Orthodontic treatment

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aWhat is orthodontic treatment? Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth…

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Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth

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Healthy teeth are important to your child’s overall health. They help your child eat and talk. Strong oral care helps set good dental habits as your child grows. Poor oral care can lead to infection, disease, or other teeth problems. Help make dental hygiene fun with these tips. Let children help choose…

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Invisalign Teen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuEdiXmdkLc What is an Invisalign teen? Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with traditional braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth…

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Common Orthodontic Problems

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Orthodontic problems can affect both children and adults — even those who wore braces when they were young. That's because teeth are more mobile than you might think. In fact, teeth move very gradually all the time in response to the normal forces of biting and chewing. But the teeth…

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YOU’LL NEED THESE EXPERT TIPS FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITH BRACES

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You have braces and can’t wait to see your new smile. But, if you want impressive results, you must take care of your teeth and braces. This means brushing properly and following the advice of experts who know how to help you achieve a great mouth. When you have braces, brushing your teeth is…

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When should your child see an orthodontist?

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One of the questions we’re often asked by parents and guardians is ‘when should my child see an orthodontist’. Braces are often associated with teens so you might be surprised to hear that children as young as seven can benefit from early orthodontic treatment. That’s not to say that every…

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Orthodontic Preventive Care

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The field of orthodontics spans beyond corrective treatments. It also includes preventive care, which is used to prevent the development of a bad bite or crooked and overcrowded teeth. Some children who undergo preventive treatments can avoid the need for far more invasive treatments later in life. By the time…

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