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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

Scheduled Trips to the Dentist – Not Something to Miss Out On

You might be thinking, “If I’m not in pain, if I’m brushing and flossing like I’m supposed to be, and if I don’t have any concerns at the moment, why would I spend the time or money going to the dentist twice a year?” You certainly wouldn’t be alone if you were thinking something along those lines. Unfortunately, many people avoid their routine dental appointments in favor of only going to their dentist when they sense a problem. This approach is a mistake, as such individuals are unaware of just how important it is to practice preventative oral health instead of just running damage control when things go south in your mouth.

It's More than Just a Cleaning

Going to the dentist twice a year isn’t just about having your teeth cleaned by a professional who has extra tools at their disposal to get those “hard to reach” spots. At your routine appointments, not only will the dental hygienist clean your teeth, but your dentist will have the opportunity to look for any warning signs of imminent issues such as cavities, gum disease, cracks in your teeth, or even a strain of cancer. The earlier your dentist is able to detect these problems, the more effectively they are able to help resolve the problem or even stop it from developing.

To that end, seeing the same dentist twice a year with consistency will put your practitioner in familiar territory when they look into your mouth. The reason that can be helpful and important is that once they are familiar with you, your primary oral healthcare physician will notice even small changes in your mouth, teeth, and/or gums – anything out of the ordinary in your mouth will immediately gain their attention. This is just another way to detect any issues early on, hopefully giving both you and your dentist plenty of time to act on those issues before they get out of hand.

A Trip to the Dentist is a Time to Regroup and Take Inventory of Those Pearly Whites

Your team of oral healthcare professionals can also give you advice on how to prevent things such as cavities and gum disease with ease. We all know the sales pitch about how important it is to brush twice a day and make sure that you floss, but did you know that your diet can also affect the healthiness of your teeth? The foods that you eat, the fluids that you drink, and your home dental care routine can make a huge difference in the health of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will be able to help you lean towards foods that will boost your oral wellness, and at that same time avoid foods that put you at a higher risk of diseases or a breakdown of your teeth. Your dentist will even give you simple, easy to follow advice on how to take better care of your chompers!

Gum disease, in particular, can get out of hand quickly if your teeth are not being monitored by a professional. While your teeth have a tendency to be very “vocal” about any distress that they might be under, your gums will suffer silently and often without any symptoms at all. As hard as that is to believe, the tissue in your gums can actually detach from your teeth without you feeling any kind of pain. As part of your routine checkup, your dentist and dental hygienist will evaluate the condition of your gums to be sure that there is no deterioration of the tissue or any other concerns before a situation becomes irreversible.

Dentists Offer an “Extra Hand”

Some of the most painful of tooth problems and expensive procedures needed to correct them come from damage that you inflict, again, without much pain (at first) and without you being aware that you’re causing any damage at all. The reason for this is simple. You can’t control what you do when you’re asleep. Unfortunately, cracked teeth are a real problem in today’s society, especially when it comes to adults.

Cracked teeth can be caused by a number of things, but the most common causes are the clenching or grinding of your teeth in your sleep. You won’t even know that you’re doing it, but your dentist definitely will. Your teeth will tell the story with very clear warning signs, but rather than having to fix a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist will usually be able to help you correct the problem and protect your teeth with a solution that’s as simple as wearing a night-guard while you sleep.

At the End of the Day, Time Spent at the Dentist is Time Well Spent

While it may feel redundant and unnecessary to visit the dentist twice a year when you’re doing all of the right things to care for your teeth, it’s really important to remember that most oral health issues aren’t caused by not brushing your teeth twice a day. You could brush your teeth three times a day and still end up with cavities, cracked teeth, or oral cancer. The good news is, you have the ability to prevent all of these things and more by spending an hour or two a year with someone who is always in your mouth’s corner: your dentist! So don’t put off those semi-annual visits – we promise, your mouth will thank you for it.

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.

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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.

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What Our Patients Say

4.9
Based on 36 reviews
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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