Preventive Dentistry

When it comes to maintaining your oral health, it is always better to be proactive rather than reactive. Taking steps to prevent problems like gum disease and cavities results in a healthier smile, fewer long-term problems, and could even help you save on dental costs. 

At Murfree Dental, we have a long history of providing exceptional dentistry for Murfreesboro patients. It all starts with prevention that includes monitoring your oral health through dental exams and teeth cleanings, then following up at home with excellent at-home brushing and flossing habits.

With our combined efforts, we can help you achieve your healthiest, happiest smile!

Comprehensive Exams with Our Dentist

We emphasize prevention because problems like cavities and gum disease often begin to develop before you notice any symptoms. When you visit Murfree Dental every six months, our dentist and hygienists look for evidence of these and other conditions and plan your treatment accordingly.

In addition to a visual examination, Dr. John Murfree uses a small handheld device called an intraoral camera to show you a close-up view of the condition of your teeth and gums. Using this digital technology, he can point out areas of concern so you can clearly see why you need treatment and how it will benefit your oral health.

As he checks each tooth, he notes its condition on your patient record, and this information becomes the basis for your treatment plan going forward. When he finishes his evaluation, Dr. Murfree will work with you to find the solutions that match your dental and personal needs.

Teeth Cleanings with Our Skilled Hygienists

Our Murfreesboro, TN patients commonly ask why they need professional teeth cleanings every six months when they brush and floss regularly. Again, it’s a team effort; you do the best brushing and flossing job you can do at home, and our hygienist periodically follows up to remove plaque and tartar that your brush can’t reach.

Dental cleanings are simple yet so beneficial to your oral health. By finding and treating early signs of gum disease, we can typically offer more conservative treatment. If you do have gum disease—and about half of all adults over age 30 do—our hygienists will explain the next steps involved in getting your oral health back on track.

We may find that you need more frequent teeth cleanings and to step up your oral hygiene routine. Since we tailor your periodontal treatment to your needs, we may determine that cleanings twice a year are sufficient; in other cases, we may need to see you several times a year to stay a step ahead of gum disease and the long-term damage it can do to your oral and general health.

Please Call Us to Schedule Your Next Appointment

The team at Murfree Dental takes great pride in providing comprehensive dentistry in a warm, friendly, and relaxing environment. If you are due for your next exam and teeth cleaning or have questions and need answers, call our Murfreesboro, TN dental office at (615) 893-1770.