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2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
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Amanda McMurphy, DDS Family Dentistry

2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
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Office Hours

Monday–Thursday:
8:00AM–5:00PM

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(228) 207-1548

Preventative Dental Care is Always a Priority for the Best Smile and Teeth

A natural fact of life is that everything is always changing and evolving. Technology, medicine, consumer expectations, etc., all of which are things that have grown rapidly over the last decade alone. Nowhere is this evolution truer than in the dental field. Gone are the days where dentists felt that their only course of action was to react to problems as they were presented to them. We’ve also said goodbye to a world in which every procedure was an invasive and uncomfortable one. If you are a person who avoids making a dental appointment every six months (or longer) to see your dentist, you’re not alone! One of the most common reasons for this is fear.

While it is true that we are making advancements in leaps and bounds, the scary reality is: we ensure progress because we have to. Yes, we are evolving and changing and that is good, but diseases are evolving as well. Arguably one of the most important reasons to maintain routine visits to your dentist is to allow for the early detection and prevention of oral problems. Preventative care is always the best care.

The Importance of Prevention

If you were to take a random survey on the street about why people put off going to the dentist, most will attribute their procrastination to a previous bad experience or the story of a bad experience from a loved one. That fear causes people to forgo routine dental care in an age where preventative measures are not only highly effective but are far less invasive and almost completely free of any discomfort. Additionally, thanks to our ever-evolving technology, dentists have been able to better determine the cause of many dental issues and the primary focus was shifted from damage control to prevention because of those discoveries.

We are beyond the days where we visited the dentist because of a sore tooth or because of swollen gums, in the hopes that dentists could fix those problems. We now have the power to stop diseases like gingivitis and dental issues such as cavities in their tracks before they even become seriously concerning or before they cause extensive or even permanent damage. Why not seize the opportunity to save ourselves time, money, and unnecessary discomfort when prevention through routine dental care is so much easier and so much more cost-effective?

Dental Visits Accomplish So Much for Your Overall Health

What you may not know is that cavities and gum disease are not the only conditions that your dentist is looking for during your dental exam. One of the many reasons to maintain consistent visits to your dentist for checkups is for oral cancer screening. Once upon a time, oral cancer was said to be something that affected older people who had smoked for years or who were heavy drinkers. Chewing tobacco was also linked to causing cancer of the mouth and gums.

Today, oral cancer has become far less “choosey” about the people it takes up residence in. Younger people with absolutely no history of tobacco use or heavy drinking have been diagnosed with the disease. Without a common habit or substance to link these demographics together, it is almost impossible to tell who is actually at risk for contracting oral cancer. This doesn’t mean that everyone is at risk, by any means. What it does mean is that everyone should see their oral physician routinely to make sure that there are no warning signs and, if there are, that they are caught early and treated right away.

Dental Care is Care for You

As incredible as it sounds, preventative oral medicine really DOES work and could even save your life, not to mention your teeth. Contrary to previous, popular belief, your dentist is not in the business of making money with unnecessary, extensive procedures or lengthy and uncomfortable surgeries. A regular checkup will likely consist mostly of the standard cleaning, and then a brief discussion about your oral healthcare routine, instruction on proper brushing and flossing techniques, and even discussion about how diet can help improve the overall health and wellness of your teeth. In the event that an issue is uncovered, the process is explained and then executed in a manner which is as minimally invasive as possible, all so that you can get back to normal quickly and with very little discomfort.

If a bad experience or pre-conceived notion is what’s keeping you from making an appointment to see your dentist, don’t let it upstage your oral health any longer! Preventative dental care has become the cutting edge to oral hygiene. Let your dentist help you achieve your best smile and a good deal of longevity for your teeth with a quick, thirty-minute appointment every six months (or as often as recommended by your dental practitioner), and give yourself the peace of mind of knowing that your oral health has never been better.

Dr. McMurphy and her team welcome you for the best dental service in Biloxi!

Dr. Amanda McMurphy was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She completed her education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and received the “Best of Prosthodontics” award. She is married to a local of Biloxi, MS, and they have two daughters, Sloan and Sawyer. In her free time, Dr.McMurphy enjoys sewing and embroidery projects for her girls.

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Amanda McMurphy, DDS Family Dentistry
2318 Pass Rd #9
Biloxi, MS 39531
[ Click For Directions ]
Office Hours
Monday–Thursday:
8:00AM–5:00PM

Call Now!

(228) 207-1548

Amanda McMurphy, DMD

Dr. Amanda McMurphy was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi. She completed her education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she earned her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and received the “Best of Prosthodontics” award. She is married to a local of Biloxi, MS, Austin McMurphy, he is a Pediatric Dentist at Pediatric Dental Specialists in Biloxi and Ocean Springs, and they have two daughters, Sloan and Sawyer. In her free time, Dr.McMurphy enjoys sewing and embroidery projects for her girls.

Meet DR. McMurphy

Our Team

At McMurphy Family Dentistry, our mission is to provide top quality service and dental care to our community. We work together with our patients to improve and restore dental health. We emphasize empowering our dental patients through education so they can make knowledgeable decisions concerning their oral health. With equal effort, our team strives to create a calm atmosphere so that going to the dentist is a more pleasurable experience.

Meet The Team

What Our Patients Say

4.9
Based on 37 reviews
Miranda G.
Miranda G.
Dr. McMurphy and all her staff were extremely polite and attentive. I had seen two dentists at another facility for a filling that fell out. They... told me to “learn to deal with the pain”. Or offered to remove my tooth. I called Dr. McMurphy and her office was able to fit me in same day. She agreed my filling fell out and replaced it same day. Needless to say my pain is completely gone now and I’m so thankful! I will never see another dentist again and my whole family is now scheduled to see her!read more
Hope B.
Hope B.
Amazing dentist. I have had a ton of ortho and dental work done in my life and when I left Amanda’s office it was the first time I had not been in... pain just from a teeth cleaning! Great hygenist, great dentist and great all around staff!read more
Destiny G.
Destiny G.
Sarah was great and Dr. Amanda is genuine! She was able to give me advice for my wisdom teeth when my previous dentist did not. Samantha also called... to see if I wanted to move my appointment a week closer due to a cancellation. All around, amazing team! 🙂read more
Branden M.
Branden M.
Very professional place of business. Always greeted at the front door as if family. I’ve been to a lot of dentistries on the coast and this one is... by far my favorite. Very friendly and professional establishment.read more
Cliff C.
Cliff C.
I’ve seen her work first hand. Dr. McMurphy is a great dentist who does great dentistry. Do not hesitate to call her office for your dental care... needs.read more
Teri T.
Teri T.
Great dental practice! Both Dr. McMurphy and Tina were great with my son. My son has issues with texture and hates the gritty polish, so Tina used a... different method which was great! No other hygienist has ever offered that option. I appreciate that they go above and beyond here!read more
Anthony Q.
Anthony Q.
Dr. McMurphy and Staff were extremely nice during my cleaning visit. I had one of the best experiences in years! They made sure I felt like family. I... would recommend her to anyone looking for a new dentist!read more
Bruce P.
Bruce P.
I have 60 years of dental history and have had some very good and some not so great dentists. Dr McMurphy is one of the best, if not THE best. I had... a very old crown replaced yesterday because decay had gotten under it. Dr McMurphy's chairside manner was superb, the procedure virtually painless, the temporary crown very satisfactory, and a followup call from her 24 hours later affirmed that she cares! And equally important, she took time to discuss in depth with me what I can do to reduce cavities in the future. I thought I already knew all the strategies, but she gave me some new ideas that make perfect sense. On top of everything else, she has the latest technology , she has a terrific staff, and the prices were very reasonable. My wife and I will be sticking with Dr McMurphy!read more
Michelle M.
Michelle M.
Dr. McMurphy Family Dentistry practice and staff, are absolutely amazing y'all!! I feel so blessed to have happened upon this gorgeous bunch. Funny,... calming, talented, up to date on latest technology, smile transforming Angel's!
I highly recommend!!
Thank you. I lov​e you all!!😁🫶💜
Michelle Miller
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Roy T.
Roy T.
Visited McMurphy Family Dentist for the first time this week, I've never in my life felt more relaxed and comfortable while being at the dentist!... BEST DENTIST WITH THE BEST STAFF ON THE COAST HANDS DOWN!!!read more
John D.
John D.
I needed an extraction while visiting Biloxi and decided on Dr McMurphy. The problem was assessed quickly and the procedure was friendly and very... professional which put me at ease and soon I was on my way.read more
Angela S.
Angela S.
Dr. Amanda McMurphy is caring and very professional. She makes sure that she addresses the issues with your dental problems and concerns. She’s very... courteous and informative when tending to your dental care and needs. The whole staff is very friendly, caring and kind. I just can’t say enough wonderful things about Dr. McMurphy’s Dental Office and the staff. Thank you Dr. McMurphy and staff for always being so friendly and professional with me and my family.

A. Sewell
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Kay L.
Kay L.
McMurhy Family Dentistry is a top notch professional service, very welcoming and friendly. Dr McMurhy is an awesome dentist, and all the ladies who... had been doing my dental cleanings and Xrays always did a great job. I highly recommend them and will be back in 6 months.read more
Cindy D.
Cindy D.
I have had the very best experience with this dental team ! The atmosphere is so family oriented and very pleasant! I have had both cleanings and... repairs, both resulting in wonderful experiences! I highly recommend ❤️😊read more
Anna Ruffin F.
Anna Ruffin F.
Dr McMurphy is so very gentle and sweet to her patients. I always feel so well cared for by her and her staff. She also gives a nice shot which is... saying a lot coming from a dentist wimp like me! ❤️❤️read more
Sharon Marie B.
Sharon Marie B.
I am so very grateful for this dental team. I have high anxiety, especially involving dental work. They recognized and addressed all of my concerns... and fears. Everyone in the office is extremely understanding and friendly. I actually look forward to my dental visits now. I trust the hygienists and Dr. McMurphy. She is an amazing and caring person. They certainly treat you like family.read more
Debbie W.
Debbie W.
Amanda is so compassionate and gentle. She helped this dental phobe get through my smile makeover without fear. I absolutely love my new smile and no... longer feel the need to hide my teeth. 😁 If you’re looking for a gentle dentist who isn’t short on patience, Amanda McMurphy is your girl. Thank you, Amanda for your patience and expertise. You are amazing!read more
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