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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?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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  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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Invisalign treatment after 40: Why it’s not too late to get your teeth straightened

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There are a few reasons adults over the age of 40 put off getting their teeth straightened. You might feel you’re too of and that you’ve missed your chance. Or the thought of wearing traditional braces might make you feel self-conscious. But the good news is, it’s never too late…

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Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

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Wisdom teeth are our third set of molars that usually come in during your late teens the to early twenties. Over time our jaws have shrunk, leaving little room for the extra row of teeth, which is why they can cause pain and need to be extracted. Besides pain, what…

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Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Treatment?

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Whether you’re thinking about orthodontic treatment, or currently undergoing treatment, you may be wondering, “Will I need to wear retainers after treatment?” The answer is yes, and here’s why. Getting straight teeth is only half the battle; the other half is keeping them straight, and that is where retainers come in. Changes…

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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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