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Comprehensive Dental Care in Murphy, TX

Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining optimal oral health. At Murphy Dental and Implant Center, we provide comprehensive dental care. If you are looking for a caring and welcoming dental home, please schedule a new patient appointment with us. We will take good care of you!

Dental Cleanings & Checkups

Studies show that patients who have regular dental teeth cleanings (also called prophylaxis, or “prophy”) and checkups are more likely to have healthier bones and gums, and will keep their teeth considerably longer. Many conditions can be detected at an early stage during your regular checkup and cleaning visits. Early detection and treatment will help you avoid potentially serious, painful and costly dental problems in the future

Family & Pediatric Dentistry

We would love to take care of your whole family at Murphy Dental and Implant Center! We will treat your kids like our own. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child go to the dentist by age 1, or within six months after the first tooth erupts. Typically, a checkup every six months is recommended for your loved little one(s) in order to prevent cavities and other dental problems.

Digital X-rays

Every new patient visit starts by having digital x-rays taken by our x-rays technicians. X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that your dentist uses to detect damage and diseases that are not visible during a visual exam, as well as to establish a baseline to help identify changes that may occur later.

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Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer screenings can help detect the early stages of oral cancer. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or ulcers; any alteration of the appearance inside your mouth could be a warning sign. This is another reason to see a dentist regularly and have your mouth checked—your regular dental visit may actually save your life!

Mouth Guards

If you grind your teeth at night while you sleep, it's best to wear a night guard that can help minimize the damage.

Sleep appliance

Sleep appliances are a game-changer for individuals suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or those who experience severe snoring. These carefully designed devices are ideal for anyone looking to improve their sleep quality and overall health without resorting to invasive surgery or cumbersome CPAP machines. By gently repositioning the jaw or tongue during sleep, these appliances help maintain an open airway, significantly reducing the frequency of apnea episodes and snoring. The benefits are far-reaching: users often report better sleep quality, increased daytime energy, improved focus, and a decrease in morning headaches. Moreover, effectively managing sleep apnea with a sleep appliance can also reduce the risk of more serious health issues, such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, making it a vital tool for enhancing both sleep and general wellbeing.

What Should You Expect During Your Regular Hygiene and Checkup Visit?

  • Dr. Tai or Dr. Chan will review your health history to determine if there are any existing medical conditions that could impact your treatment.

  • Every new patient visit starts by having digital x-rays taken. X-rays are a useful diagnostic tool that can help detect damage and diseases, and which provide a baseline for the identification of changes that may occur in the future.

  • You will be screened for oral cancer and oral lesions.

  • Your teeth will be examined for possible new or recurrent decay.

  • Your gums will be evaluated for the signs of gum disease.

  • At the end of your cleaning, we will review and reinforce the techniques of good oral hygiene, including effective brushing and flossing.  

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