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By Proven Dental
June 08, 2021
Category: Oral Health

A huge part of keeping your smile healthy and intact for as long as possible is knowing when it’s time to visit your dentist. Dr. James Murphy at Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI, can help inform you on when you should see your dentist so that you can continue showing off your smile!

When You Should Visit Your Dentist

There are many reasons why you should be sure to visit your dentist in Waukesha, WI. Seeing your dentist regularly can help you avoid any serious tooth problems in the future because they will be able to keep an eye on your smile and will be able to spot any issues before they become serious and harder to treat. You should see your dentist every six months for a regular checkup and for professional teeth cleaning. During this cleaning, your dentist will be able to reach areas that can only be reached with specialty tools and can get rid of any built-up plaque or tartar.

Another reason to visit your dentist is if you’ve started experiencing tooth pain. Tooth pain can be a sign of a more serious issue that needs to be dealt with. It should also be treated immediately before it becomes even more severe. It could be a sign that you need a cavity filled and if left untreated, could mean that you need root canal therapy. The sooner you see your dentist, the easier your tooth pain will be to treat.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Don’t ever hesitate to visit your dentist! If it’s time for your regular checkup or if you’re experiencing any irregularities in your smile, be sure to contact Dr. James Murphy at Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI, today to set up an appointment and keep your smile looking healthy and bright! Call (262) 650-3000 today!

By Proven Dental
October 08, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Visits  

At Proven Dental, your dentist and his team do everything possible to preserve natural smiles. Dr. James Murphy joins with you to improve your at-home care and to provide state of the art preventive care in his Waukesha, WI, office. Really, it's so important. You can achieve a great smile and oral health when you work together.

Your plaque and tartar

Yes, we all struggle with the bacteria-filled residues which cling to our teeth and, if not removed, harden into destructive tartar. They cause dental decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Frankly, you cannot remove it all with brushing and flossing at home. You need preventive care from your dentist at Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI.

Our preventive care and your smile

Teeth and gums last longer when you maintain them. Dr. Murphy individualizes each patient's care plan to include refreshing cleanings every six months, digital X-rays on a regular schedule and eyes-on exams to detect:

  • Decay
  • Enamel wear
  • Degrading restorations such as crowns and fillings
  • Poor dental bite and alignment
  • Jaw joint issues
  • Oral cancer
  • Gum disease

Plus, you'll receive instructions to improve your home hygiene routine and nutritional tips to make your diet tooth-friendly. Your teeth will look good and feel great after your hygienist:

  • Scales them to remove plaque and tartar
  • Measures your gum pockets (sulci) to determine your risk for periodontal problems
  • Polishes your teeth

Is all this really necessary?

Yes, it is. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers this information about preventive dental care:

1. People with weak immune systems (diabetics and cancer patients as examples) require meticulous dental cleanings to avoid gum problems, decay and tooth loss.

2. Older adults are at risk for many oral health problems due to softer enamel, less saliva and numerous in-place dental restorations. In other words, you're never too old to benefit from excellent dental cleanings and exams.

3. School-age children who do not have dental sealants on back teeth experience three times the number of cavities.

4. Even people who wear full dentures have better bone and soft tissue health when they are checked twice a year by their family dentist.

Partner with your dentist

At Proven Dental, Dr. James Murphy and his staff enjoy their patients and want their smiles to thrive. Let us help you detect problems before they advance and build routines that preserve smile health, function and aesthetics. Phone our Waukesha, WI, office at (262) 650-3000 for an appointment.

By Proven Dental
November 21, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Visits  

Regular dental cleanings serve a critical role in helping to prevent cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. In addition to Dentisthelping you maintain a level of improved oral health, regular dental cleanings can also potentially lead to better health overall by reducing your risk for developing cardiovascular problems and other health concerns. Here at Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI, Dr. James Murphy is your dentist for regular teeth cleanings—read on to learn what his services can do for your smile!

 

Better Oral Health

Professional dental cleanings are more thorough and effective than any at-home care routine. With even the most thorough at-home oral hygiene routine, it is extremely difficult to completely remove tartar buildup through regular brushing and flossing. Left on the teeth, tartar buildup can lead to the development of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health problems. The only way to completely remove this tartar buildup is through a professional teeth cleaning here at our Waukesha dental office.

 

Reduced Risk for Other Diseases

Maintaining good oral health can potentially contribute to better overall health by reducing one’s risk for other health problems. For example, research has demonstrated a link between poor oral health and an increased risk for cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. Oral health problems can also increase a person’s risk of developing pneumonia or other respiratory problems. Regular dental cleanings help you maintain optimal oral health, which can, in turn, reduce your risk for other health problems.

 

Early Detection of Other Diseases

Signs and symptoms indicative of certain health concerns can often be spotted by your dentist during a regular dental cleaning and checkup. For example, your dentist might observe bone loss in the jaw, which could be a sign of osteoporosis. Other conditions that often display symptoms in the mouth include nighttime reflux disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease. Detecting such issues during a regular dental checkup and cleaning gives you an opportunity to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment right away.

 

Contact Us

To schedule a teeth cleaning with Dr. Murphy, call Proven Dental in Waukesha, WI, today by dialing (262) 650-3000.