Did you know that you only get one set of adult teeth to last your entire life? Although Dr. Gandhi has the capability to repair your smile after decay and injury, we at Murphy Dental Home do our best to help you avoid these problems in the first place. That way, you can hold onto your healthy smile for as long as possible. Below are explanations of some of the services we offer for preventive dentistry in Murphy, TX. Are you due for a dental visit? Contact our team and schedule your appointment today!
At Murphy Dental Home, our professional dental cleanings help prevent tooth decay and preserve and strengthen your gums and teeth. Your professional cleaning will begin with Dr. Gandhi or our dental hygienist removing any tartar or plaque that has built up around your gum line and in between your teeth. Next, we will polish your teeth followed by professional flossing to remove any remaining plaque or tartar.
Have you noticed some wear and tear on your teeth’s enamel? If so, you may grind or clench your teeth while you sleep, a condition that’s called bruxism. Over time, bruxism can weaken your teeth, making them more susceptible to breaking or becoming infected. We can provide a comfortable, customized nightguard that keeps your upper and lower teeth from touching, preserving more of your enamel. These oral appliances can also make your jaw muscles relax, helping relieve any jaw pain you may be experiencing as well.
As the sixth most common type of cancer, oral cancer doesn’t get much attention in general. However, this disease doesn’t just impact those who smoke and drink. Anyone, even children, can develop cancerous cells in the oral cavity, which is why we check for signs of oral cancer at every checkup appointment. This screening only takes a couple of minutes and is completely painless. If we see anything to cause alarm, we’ll send you to a physician for additional testing, diagnosis, and successful treatment.
Although there is no way to replace tooth enamel, fluoride is a mineral that naturally strengthens teeth against cavity-causing bacteria. That’s why you find so many dental products, and even public drinking water, with fluoride in it. After we’ve cleaned your teeth and removed plaque, we can apply a concentrated coating of fluoride to your teeth. This fast, effective treatment can help you prevent cavities until your next appointment six months later!
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