2016 / YEAR ARCHIVES

Star of Hope

Giving Hope This Holiday Season

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We are accepting donations for the Star of Hope Mission. This is an organization that houses homeless men, women and children. Nearly 1,200 will be calling the Star of Hope Mission their home on Christmas Day. Serving the Lord and our community goes beyond just dental experiences, and we believe in giving back and giving hope to others. We will be accepting donations from Dec 1 until Dec 19. Accepted donations: http://www.sohmission.org/christmas-needs
Contest Winners

Costume Contest Winners!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our Halloween costume contest. We had a great time seeing all of your photos and picking winners was definitely a tough task. After much deliberation among the staff we narrowed it down and declared the following winners! Congratulations to the winners and thanks again to everyone who submitted a photo. We love seeing how our patients have fun. 1st place | Little Mermaid Prize: $50 Toys R Us Gift Card 2nd place | Theater Popcorn Prize: $25 Toys R Us Gift Card 3rd place | Dorothy and the Tin Man Prize: $10 Toys R Us Gift Card Honorable Mention | Grease Kiddos They were just so cute, we couldn't leave them out!

5 Dental Tips To Keep Your Holidays Bright

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Twinkle lights, baking cookies, the smell of cinnamon and pine, and the return of Charlie Brown signals that the beginning of the holiday season is in full swing! We understand how busy this time of year can become and we want to help you keep it a happy and healthy season. Here are a few tips to keep your mouth and teeth in tip-top shape. Have a routine. The American Dental Association (ADA) agrees that brushing two times a day for two minutes is a great daily routine. Sticking to this routine not only through the holiday season, but all year long will keep your mouth happy and your smile healthy. Eat Your Veggies. Everywhere you look there are yummy cookies, tasty pies and plenty of chewy candies to tempt you. Go ahead and have some, but remember to get plenty...

Seal Out Tooth Decay

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What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are a preventative dental treatment made from a thin plastic material. This material is typically applied to the chewing surface of molars and premolars which have a higher likelihood of cavities, especially at younger ages. The sealants act as a barrier between the teeth and cavity causing bacteria essentially ‘sealing out’ plaque, food and acids in the mouth. How are dental sealants applied? The tooth will be cleaned and prepared to receive the sealant, then the ultra-thin material is ‘painted’ onto the tooth enamel. This can be done by the dentist, dental assistant, or dental hygienist. Once applied, the sealant bonds with the tooth and hardens. Sometime a curing light is used to help speed up the curing time...

Local Dentist Makes Offer No Bride Can Resist!

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We believe that happiness starts with your smile, and we are proving it by gifting ALL brides a confident, white smile; with NO strings attached! You spend endless hours planning and perfecting every last detail of your wedding from the centerpieces all the way to your well-manicured nails. We can help you get the beautiful, white smile you’ve always wanted to go along with your stunning dress! Why should your ring be the only thing that sparkles?! “Dr. Murphey asked me to do something “BIG” for the month of October. With wedding season upon us, we decided to gift every bride FREE whitening! And we loved the idea so much; we wanted to share the love with her bridal party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents and the groom!) with whitening for only $99!”,...

When Should My Child Start Going To The Dentist?

We receive many questions from parents and one of the most common is, "When should my child start going to the dentist?" Woodlands Family Dental recommends you bring your child in for their first evaluation when they get their first tooth or reach their first birthday. Many parents may think this is too early, but it's very important we have an opportunity to evaluate your child’s overall dental health. It also allows us to council you as the parent, and evaluate any undetected issues that may be caused from baby bottles, development or cavities in primary teeth. When should children start regular dental visits? At Woodlands Family Dental we offer a “Happy Visit”. This is a low stress introductory tour of our office. We want to build trust and make sure...

Operation Christmas Child

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We are overjoyed to announce that this holiday season we will be collecting for Operation Christmas Child! Collections will take place from October 1st through November 16, 2016. Last year alone, Samaritan’s Purse delivered more than 11 million Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to children around the world. God used these simple gifts to change the lives of many boys and girls and their families. After the outreach events where children received their shoeboxes, 2.7 million went on to enroll in The Greatest Journey discipleship program. These children were discipled by trained local teachers, and they are now enthusiastically sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. Simple shoebox gifts, packed with love and prayer, are tools for evangelism and...

Sugar-Free Soda and Your Teeth

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Most people know that sugar can eventually lead to tooth decay. For this reason many people have switched to drinking sugar-free drinks in an attempt to avoid the potential damage sugary drinks can have on their teeth. With sugar substitutes such as xylitol and sorbitol being credited with a reduction in tooth decay, sugar-free drinks have been thought to be more teeth friendly. That belief might not be true. The Oral Health CRC, a group of government sponsored researchers from Australia, published a study suggesting that sugar-free drinks contribute to tooth erosion just as much as sugary beverages do. The researchers tested the effects of 23 common sodas and sports drinks on 70 extracted human molars. They found that those drinks containing acidic additives...
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When Should My Child Start Going To The Dentist?

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We receive many questions from parents and one of the most common is, "When should my child start going to the dentist?" Woodlands Family Dental recommends you bring your child in for their first evaluation when they get their first tooth or reach their first birthday. Many parents may think this is too early, but it's very important we have an opportunity to evaluate your child’s overall dental health. It also allows us to council you as the parent, and evaluate any undetected issues that may be caused from baby bottles, development or cavities in primary teeth.   When should children start regular dental visits? At Woodlands Family Dental we offer a “Happy Visit”. This is a low stress introductory tour of our office. We want to build trust and make...

Woodlands Family Dental Helps Oil & Gas Layoffs

Woodlands Family Dental is offering free emergency dental care to those affected by the recent layoffs in the greater Houston area, at both of their locations. Woodlands Family Dental 1400 Research Forest Dr. Ste. 120 281-681-9600 Woodlands Family Dental - Creekside 26400 Kuykendahl Rd. Ste. A240 832-761-9000 Dr. Brett Murphey, founder of Woodlands Family Dental, stated, “Stress is a common initiator of toothaches. Nothing hurts worse than losing your job and then getting a toothache. We want to offer our support by providing emergency dental care to those affected. If you’ve been laid off and have a toothache, we’ll get you out of pain!" Check out the full story here on WoodlandsOnline! Contact us today for your FREE emergency dental exam!