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7 Daily Habits That Boost Dental Health

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 breaking the bank. 1. Brush […]

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Common Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Taken Out

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 are some of the common signs […]

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Will I Need to Wear Retainers After Treatment?

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 in tooth position are a […]

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

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 prevalent disease. According to the […]

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Ten Dental Hygiene Tips For A More Thorough Clean

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 have the right tools in […]

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Halloween Candy and Your Dental Health

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 food in your mouth, a […]

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ARE REMOVABLE BRACES SUITABLE FOR KIDS?

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 noticeable they can make your child feel […]

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Soft Foods for Kids With Braces

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 Center for Young Women’s Health. […]

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

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 their toothbrushes. They can pick […]

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

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 more difficult and can take […]

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Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

When should I schedule my child’s first trip to the dentist? Should my 3-year-old be flossing? How do I know if my child needs braces? Many parents have a tough time judging how much dental care their kids need. They know they want to prevent cavities, but they don’t always know the best way to do so. […]

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Braces and orthodontics

Around a third of children need orthodontic treatment. Find answers to some common questions about braces and orthodontics. Why have braces? The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes straightening your teeth so you’re able to care for your teeth and gums more easily, and improving your bite so […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About Baby Teeth

Baby teeth are just as prone to cavities as permanent or ‘adult’ teeth. When a baby tooth falls out prematurely or is lost to decay, other teeth can tilt into the empty spaces and it can cause a delay in eruption, as the ‘gate-keeper’ is now lost. Teaching children to look after their baby teeth […]

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WHY ARE MY CHILD’S TEETH YELLOW?

Some parents have recently asked the question, “Why have my child’s teeth begun to turn yellow.” there are several reasons this may occur. Let’s break it down into two categories : #1 – Adult teeth are more yellow than baby teeth regardless of extenuating circumstances. #2 – Extenuating circumstances could cause teeth to turn yellow. Let’s […]

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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

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. However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Experts consider oral […]

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Seven Foods to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

As a parent, you want the best for your kids. Your instinct to protect and care for your kids means you make sure they wear a seatbelt, wash their hands, and brush their teeth. You know that building good habits will benefit them for a lifetime. Especially when it comes to dental care, we are […]

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Life With Braces for kids

Some kids can’t wait to get braces. Others are a little worried about what it will be like or how they will look. It can help to learn more about braces, which straighten your teeth and make your smile even better looking. Tooth Talk Lots of kids don’t have perfect teeth, so don’t worry if […]

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8 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

You can keep your child from getting tooth decay by starting his dental care early. Follow these steps to prevent cavities and keep his beautiful smile healthy. 1. Get a Checkup Your child should see a dentist by his first birthday. Early preventive care saves you money in the long run. A CDC report shows that dental care costs are nearly 40% lower […]

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