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Prevention is the best defense for your smile. Trust Dr. Murrell and his dental team for your regular appointments and cleanings, and enjoy a lifetime of lasting oral health. Don’t wait for problems to appear before you seek dental care. Keep your smile healthy with preventative care from Dr. Murrell.
Some form of periodontal disease affects 50% of adults. With dentist-directed home care and regular cleanings from a trusted hygienist, you can help prevent this serious disease, which can lead to tooth loss, chronic bad breath, and bleeding or receding gums, among other oral health issues. It’s also important to watch out for known signs of periodontal disease:
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Teeth surrounded by pus
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, don’t wait! Call Dr. Murrell’s office immediately for an evaluation. With proper treatment, you can be back on the road to optimal oral health.
1 year old exams
Like any parent, you worry about your child’s health. Don’t forget about their oral health as well! Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends you take your child to the dentist by his or her first birthday? While that may seem a bit early for your child to receive dental treatment, it’s important to remember that baby teeth are essentially place-holders for the adult teeth to come.
A lifetime of happy smiles starts at year one. Schedule your baby’s one year-old dental appointment with Dr. Murrell and give your child a healthy start.
Trust Dr. Murrell to repair your tooth with a filling when decay is threatening your healthy smile. This routine procedure is completed by the dentist removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling it with inert material. Your smile will look and feel as good as new with a filling from Dr. Murrell.
Oral Cancer Screening
Every hour, someone dies from oral cancer, a disease that affects 41,000 new Americans per year. As with all cancers, the key to successful treatment is catching the disease early. For this reason, Dr. Murrell is committed to providing you with an oral cancer screening. This potentially life-saving procedure can help increase your chances if you are diagnosed. In fact, 90% of oral cancers can be cured with early detection. Trust Dr. Murrell to perform a regular oral cancer screening and have greater peace of mind.
A nightguard is a simple solution that protects your teeth and jaw from the harmful results of nighttime teeth grinding and clenching. Phipps Dental Practice provides a custom-molded, plastic mouthguard to comfortably fit over your upper or lower teeth, creating a barrier between your teeth. The cushion of the nightguard between the teeth absorbs the force of teeth grinding. A nightguard reduces teeth clenching and grinding, as well as TMJ problems by helping the jaw muscles to relax. Finally, you may rest comfortably again!
Mouth Guards/Athletic Mouth Guards
Do you or your child play contact sports? If the answer is yes, consider a mouthguard to help protect your smile. According to the American Dental Association, mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. The key is a perfect fit. Trust Dr. Murrell for the proper diagnosis, design, and fitting of a mouthguard for you or a member of your family, and have better peace of mind during high-impact activities.
CROWNS & BRIDGES
You can restore your smile with a dental crown or bridge. If you have a missing tooth, a dental bridge or crown can be an aesthetically pleasing solution to fix your smile.
You may be quite happy with the size and alignment of your teeth, but dentist-supervised tooth whitening gives you the dazzling smile you always wanted. Tooth whitening is safe, effective, and long-lasting. Gaston & Murrell Family Dentistry offers you Opalescense™, KöR, or Rembrandt Sapphire™ solutions.