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Guatemala Mission Trip 2017!

*Dr. Brett Murphey, Ellie Murphey and Kathy Fischnar on the way to the airport. The van is full with dental supplies and equipment for the dental mission trip to Guatemala.    On Friday, March 17, Dr. Brett Murphey, founder of Woodlands Family Dental and West U Family Dental, once again traveled to Guatemala on a dental health mission trip. This mission trip is an amazing opportunity for members in the dental profession to provide much needed oral health care in underprivileged areas. It is not just about dental care, though. It’s an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. To fulfill a greater purpose. To serve and to give back. Eighty participants, including twelve dentist and forty dental students will be making the trip together. Dr. Brett...

H Texas’ Top Dentist – Brett Murphey, D.D.S.

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H Texas' Top Dentist Dr. Brett Murphey, Houston’s premier cosmetic dentist, is on a mission to provide the most exceptional dental experience possible. His quest began when he was invited to participate on a dental mission trip to Mexico as a college student. “I realized that I had to be a dentist on the trip. Making people feel comfortable and cared for has always been very important to me,” he says. The stage was set for what has become a lifetime of service in our community and abroad. Click here to read more: http://htexas.com/category/top-dentists/murphey-brett-dds 
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

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...

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!

Help Houston Flood Victims

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All of our staff here at Woodlands Family Dental, wanted to reach out and help support our community and those affected by the recent flooding. We have spoken to several patients that had damage due to the flooding and one family, in particular, that lost everything. They had moved into their home only days before and were not completely unpacked when the rains came. We need your help in collecting items to help get them and so many others back on their feet! If you have non-perishables, bottled water, Gatorade, cleaning supplies, etc. please stop by either of our locations to donate! We are also collecting items such as formula, baby diapers and wipes, baby food, toiletries and more. For items that we collect that are not given straight to a family in need...