Ongoing Invisalign Process Explained by Dr. Murchie

Ongoing Invisalign Process Explained by Dr. Murchie

Our Hygienist's Invisalign Journey

Our Hygienist's Invisalign Journey

Dr. Murchie explains how to care for yourself after having a Dental Implant placed.

Dr. Murchie explains how to care for yourself after having a Dental Implant placed.

How To Place Denture Adhesive Before You Get Your Implants

How to place denture adhesive before you get your implants video

Dr. Murchie: Hey, this is Dr. Murchie. We’ve got one of our patients here, and he wanted to share with you guys the best way to handle denture adhesive. So he’ll show you how to put that in.

Patient: Pretty much just go around the denture with the adhesive, pop it in. Push down everywhere to make sure it’s sealed in there. And then on the top, just go around a little bit. It’s coming out a lot faster than I usually do, but, and then a little bit in the middle. Then push it up in, in there. Bite down, and you’re done.

Dr. Murchie: And that helps, that helps real well when waiting for implants or looking to have implants placed, and it helps stabilize the denture. Thank you very much.

How To Use A Waterpik

How to use a waterpik video

Hi, I’m Kathy Sweet. I’m one of Dr. Murchie’s hygienists. I’m here to talk to you today about water picks. Water picks are great adjuncts to your oral care regimen. What they do is they help to flush out food debris, bacteria from in between your teeth and also underneath the gum line.

These can be used in addition to flossing. Flossing will help, and this will help even more to get your gums stronger and healthier and cleaner. Um, as a hygienist, I can’t tell you that you can’t, that you shouldn’t floss, that you should just use these. But if you’re not flossing, this will make a world of differences. This will help prevent periodontal disease. It will also help to prevent cavities from forming in between your teeth and around your gum lines.

If you’re interested in one, please come to the office. We’d be happy to show you how to use them.

How to brush with an electric toothbrush

How to brush with an electric toothbrush video

Hi, this is Christine from Goochland Dentistry. I’m here to demonstrate and talk about electric toothbrush.

So what you will do when you’re using the toothbrush is have your circular head over here. You’re gonna turn it on and make sure you’re just putting it along the gum line at a 45 degree angle like so. It’s doing all of the work for you.

And the great things about this electric toothbrush is that it has the built-in pressure sensor so you don’t brush your gums too hard, and it also has a two minute timer so that you know how long to brush your teeth for. Okay, thank you.

Instructions after a tooth removal

Instructions after a tooth removal video

Hey, this is Dr. Murchie. I hope you’re doing well. I’m gonna give you some instructions on how to take care of yourself after you’ve had a tooth removed.

One of the first things you want to do is make sure you put, get ice in a Ziploc bag. Hold it on the outside of your face, and that will reduce the swelling.

Follow our instructions on taking Ibuprofen or Tylenol because that will also further the swelling and the inflammation, and it’s very key to be on a very regular schedule of taking the Ibuprofen or Tylenol. If we’ve given you an antibiotic, you want to take that antibiotic and finish it all the way to the end so that the bacteria is removed from your mouth. If you have stitches, they will dissolve over the next seven to 10 days. They may be a little irritating, but just be careful with them.
Do not smoke, don’t drink through a straw, don’t spit, and that will keep you from having a dry socket. If you have any questions, feel free to call me on my cell phone, (804) 363-4513. Thank you so much. Our office number is 8 0 4 7 8 4 4 6 2 4. Bye.

Instructions after a filling

Instructions after a filling video

Hey, this is Dr. Murchie at Goochland Dentistry. Hope you’re doing really well today. So you’ve just had a filling done in our office. One of the things to expect after having a filling is expect that you’re gonna be a little bit sore where we gave you the, where we gave you the anesthesia.

Your gums are gonna be a little bit sore where we put the materials to help put the filling in place. And you may have some sensitivity to hot or really hot or really cold foods.

If you notice when you get home that the bite feels like it’s hitting on that tooth, call us right away and we’ll make an adjustment for it, for the tooth. And I don’t think you’re gonna have any problems. If you have any other concerns, give us a call. Thank you.

Instructions after having a crown done

Instructions after having a crown done video

This is Dr. Murchie. Hope you’re doing well. These are some instructions for what you do after you’ve had a crown done.

So today we’ve shaped your tooth so that it can receive the crown. We’ve taken a digital scan and we’ve sent that to our laboratory to have the crown made. You have a temporary crown in place, and it’s cemented with temporary cement.

The real key thing that’s very important for you to do is make sure you don’t chew on that tooth real hard. Stay away from sticky foods like Tootsie rolls, Twizzlers. Stay away from hard things like almonds, nuts, and just baby it. This is the one time I’m gonna tell you not to floss. Do not floss, cuz the floss will knock the temporary out.

If the temporary does come off. The first thing to do is not panic and take a breather. And an easy thing to do is you can actually use some Elmer’s glue. Put it on the inside of the cement, the temp, the crown, put it in place and let it sit for about five or six minutes and it’ll hold it in place. Elmer’s glue is non-toxic. Every kindergartner in the world eats it so it’s not gonna hurt you. If you have any questions though, immediately call us (804) 784-4624. Thanks a lot.

MI Paste

MI Paste Video

Hey y’all, this is Sam, one of the hygienists here at Goochland Dentistry. I wanna talk to you this morning about a couple of products that we have here called MI Paste and MI Paste Plus. These products are great for generalized sensitivity or before and after tooth whitening, and we have them here available for purchase all the time, and we’d be happy to share more with you.

First I’m gonna tell you just about the MI Paste. The MI Paste is great for our patients that just typically wanna stay away from any products that have fluoride in them. This actually does not contain fluoride. The MI Paste products have a special ingredient in them called Recaldent, and that’s actually a special milk derived protein, and it has the ability to release bioavailable calcium and phosphates into our tooth surface. So there’s no fluoride. There’s just that milk protein, um, called Recaldent. Now, the only contraindication to using this is if you have a true casein milk protein allergy. If you are lactose intolerant, that’s fine. You can still use this product. It is only if you have a true casein allergy to that milk protein. So again, this helps with generalized sensitivity and also sensitivity before and after whitening. Now, for those of you that do not mind the fluoride, we also have this, so this is MI Paste Plus. So this has all the great benefits of the MI Paste plus fluoride.

Okay? So with this, you get all the benefits of that milk derived protein, the Recaldent, plus fluoride. And as we know, fluoride helps with all kinds of stuff. We like to use the term CARD. C stands for cavity reduction. A stands for its antimicrobial. R stands for it helps remineralize the enamel, and D helps, it helps to desensitize the teeth. So a lot of good benefits with both of these. Like I said, just the MI Paste Plus, or excuse me, the MI Paste does not have the fluoride. The plus: it does. So we try to, you know, help cater a little bit to our patients that don’t want the fluoride.

These are not actually toothpastes. We refer to these as more of a tooth cream or a tooth lotion. I know that kind of sounds funny when you’re thinking about it, but you would actually brush your teeth and floss as normal. And then you would apply this just using your finger. You just put a pea size amount on your finger and apply it to the teeth that have the sensitivity.

And just let it sit on there for about three to four minutes undisturbed, and then you just spit out the excess. We do ask that you don’t rinse or swish or anything like that. It’s best to just let it sit on there overnight. We usually recommend that you use it at night for best results. Also it’s a great product to use in custom trays, custom bleaching trays, Invisalign trays or retainers. It’s great to rub it on again with your finger. Put your trays in, go to bed, and it does the magic while you sleep. So we have both of these products in our office at all times.

If you’re interested, ask one of the hygienists about it or the assistants, the MI Paste with just the Recaldent, no fluoride. MI Paste Plus does have the fluoride, and these products are $20. So if you have any questions, just let us know. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you. Have a great day.

Options to replace teeth

Options to replace teeth video

Hey, this is Dr. Murchie. I hope you’re doing really well. I wanted to talk to you today about the three different options that are available to you to replace missing teeth.

So, first off, why would you want to have a tooth replaced? Well, if you miss it, you are missing a tooth, the teeth on either side of this missing tooth will start shifting and they’ll get crowded and then your bite won’t work together. So you can’t chew well. So the other, and that is generally on the back teeth. On the front teeth, you just don’t want to have a missing tooth cuz you can’t smile, you can’t take great Instagram pictures and you just don’t look good out in public. It’s gonna be harder to make career advances and things like that with your job, and it’ll really affect your love life.

So to replace teeth, there’s three different options. One option is to have something called a partial, which is something that comes in and out of your mouth. You take it out when you, uh, and you clean it every day and it’s, it works, but it’s probably, it’s the most affordable, but it’s also the least comfortable and the least—people enjoy it the least. The other option is to do a dental bridge. So if we’ve got a missing tooth here in the middle, I shape this tooth and I shape this tooth. And then we connect a bridge that goes over top. So you replace the three different, the missing tooth, and then you’re able to chew well with that tooth. The other option is to have something called a dental implant, which, the dental implant is a replacement of the root of the tooth and it’s a little, basically looks like a little screw, that’s placed into your jawbone. That heals for several months and usually about four to six months after the implant is healed, then we put a crown over top of the root or the implant, and then you’ve got a tooth back again. Very simple process and most people are a lot happier with either the dental implants or the bridges. If you’ve got questions about which option would be the best for you, please call our office Goochland Dentistry, (804) 784-4624. Thanks a lot.

Secrets to maintaining teeth over life from a patient

Secrets to maintaining teeth over life from a patient

Dr. Murchie: So ma’am, what have been the secrets that you’ve found of taking care of your teeth over time?

Patient: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day. And by all means, floss. I think that is the real secret of having good teeth and taking good care of your teeth.

Dr. Murchie: How long have you been flossing?

Patient: Oh, I would say maybe 10 years at least.

Dr. Murchie: And it’s made a really big difference for you?

Patient: Oh, big difference. Big difference. So I would suggest that, and if possible, do it twice a day. I find that it really, after a while, if you get something in your teeth, you are not gonna be able to go around without getting some flossing done because it will be real annoying to you.

Dr. Murchie: That’s wonderful.

Patient: Mm-hmm.

Dr. Murchie: Okay. Well, thank you so much.

Super floss

Super Floss Video

Hi, this is Christine from Goochland Dentistry. I’m here to talk about Super Floss Today.

Super Floss is a great tool to floss underneath bridges or around lingual bars. Those that have lingual bars, you know what I’m talking about. It’s with you when you’ve had braces. It is very difficult to floss underneath bridges or those bars.

So what you do is you have this tougher end and you floss it underneath the bridge or the bar. You pull it through till you have the tougher area, and then you pull it through and you floss underneath it, and then you pull it through, like so. It takes a little bit of practice to get through there, but once you do, you will not know how you lived without it. Thank you very much. If you have any questions, you can call our office. Have a great day.

Murchie why he became a dentist

Murchie why he became a dentist video

Hey, this is Dr. Murchie, Goochland Dentistry. I wanted to talk about when I first realized I wanted to be a dentist. I, my dad is a dentist, so I kind of grew up with dentistry in my blood. However, I worked for an oral surgeon in Northern Virginia and at that point I really was where I knew that I wanted to help people and I really enjoyed the oral surgery aspect.

And then when I went to dental school, I found out, ooh, there’s more than just taking teeth out. There’s ways to rebuild and replace teeth. And so that was really kind of what pushed me over the edge. However, I think even before that, as a kid I would make model airplanes and build them and that was a lot of fun. I really had, enjoyed making, finishing the product and making things look beautiful. And then I would hang the airplanes all around my room. So I think that’s where the hand skill part joined the ability to help people that got me into dentistry.

Dr. Murchie at elementary school discussing teeth

Dr. Murchie at elementary school discussing teeth video

Dr. Murchie: What causes a cavity?

[kids shout answer]

Dr. Murchie: Bacteria and

[kids shout answer]

Dr. Murchie: All that kind of stuff. Good. So what questions do you guys have? Yes, what’s your question?

Kid: Um, what is the wisdom tooth?

Dr. Murchie: Oh, that’s a very good question. So wisdom tooth comes in when you’re anywhere with most people between 17 and 21. And as your jaw grows, you have more space for the wisdom teeth and the wisdom teeth come in. Right now, a lot of people’s jaws because we don’t eat a lot of rough food, and so, um, a lot of people don’t have space in their mouth for wisdom teeth. So we a lot of times recommend having the wisdom teeth out, would, just before you go to college. What’s your question?

[kid asks question]

Dr. Murchie: Why are teeth white? That’s a question that I don’t have the answer. They just are. Well, it’s the way the light reflects through the crystals, but I don’t know why they’re white as opposed to green, but it’s like, why is the sky blue? I don’t really know why it’s blue, you know, but it’s because they’re, um, it’s because the way the light goes through the crystals. What’s yours?

Kid: Well, um, what gives you a toothache?

Dr. Murchie: Oh, well, when the cavity gets into where the nerve is, the nerve will start feeling it and it sends a message to your brain and that’s what causes the toothache.

Kid: Oh

Dr. Murchie: Yeah. What’s your question?

Kid: Um, my dad says if you drill a hole in your like pulp thing, you’ll have, like, it’ll go to your brain and you’ll go like that or it’ll hurt so much the teacher, like if they have to do a whole energy.

Dr. Murchie: Oh, that’s a good question. Okay. So let’s say sometimes one of my, the ladies who works with, Ms. Gina’s back there, she will have people come in and they’re in so much pain and their face can be really swollen cause they’ve got a real bad infection and it really, really hurts. So what I do to help them is I actually give them a medicine that numbs your teeth and it blocks, that medicine we call an anesthetic. It blocks the nerve fibers from sending stuff to your brain. So you can’t feel anything. It feels almost like you ever had your arm fall asleep after you take it up from a nap or something. It kind of feels like that. And then when you, when you’ve done that, then I take, we take a little drill and we just take out the cavity and I make a little hole in the tooth and then we fill.

Tips to healing well after a tooth removal and socket preservation.

Tips to healing well after a tooth removal and socket preservation.

This is Dr. Peter Murchie at Goochland Dentistry. I want to talk to you about healing well after a tooth removal and socket preservation.In the first 24 hours, change the gauze every 30 minutes till the bleeding stops. This usually takes about 8 – 12 hours.

You want to decrease your swelling and inflammation by placing an ice pack on your face where the tooth is removed and alternate 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off with the ice for about 12 hours.

Do not use straws, spit, or smoke, and avoid spicy foods to prevent a dry socket.

Eat cool liquids and soft foods for several days, and avoid popcorn, nuts, and seeds for six weeks.

Drink lots of water.

Take your prescribed medications and follow the medication so that we can help you get through the discomfort and painOther complications occasionally you can have a sore throat and pain when swallowing. That’s not uncommon due to the swollen muscles. This usually resolves in 2 to 3 days.

You can have stiffness in your jaw muscles, which can cause difficulty opening your mouth for several days following surgery; this is also normal.Occasionally you may find that you have little hard objects or chips in your mouth, especially after having a bone graft. If there are little pieces of chips, almost like grains of sand, it is very common; don’t worry about that, as we will check with you in a week when we do our follow-up visit and ensure everything’s okay.If you have any questions, please call us at (804) 784 4624; thank you very much.

how to care for yourself and what to expect after a filling.

how to care for yourself and what to expect after a filling.

This is Dr. Peter Murchie at Goochland Dentistry. We want to talk to you about how to take care of yourself and what to expect after having a filling.

After filling, it is common to experience mild sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweets. This sensitivity usually goes away within a few days, but in some cases, it can last up to six months.

If the sensitivity becomes more severe and throbbing, please call our office, and we will evaluate and see how we can help you.

You also may find some soreness where the injection was given for the numbing. This can be resolved by taking ibuprofen, Tylenol, or over-the-counter pain medications.

Enjoy your fillings, brush your teeth, and we will see you soon. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please call us at (804) 784 4624

What to expect after getting a dental crown.

Hey, this is Dr. Peter Murchie at Goochland Dentistry. I want to speak to you about what to expect after having a crown.You may experience some soreness in the area where the numbing was administered, and you also may have sensitivity to hot, cold, and sweet foods, water, and drink.

Your temporary will protect your tooth and enable you to chew, but it’s important that you avoid sticky food and avoid flossing around your temporary.

If your temporary becomes dislodged, clean the underside with a toothpick, fill the temporary with toothpaste, and put the temporary back on your tooth.

Call our office, and we’ll have you come in to recement the tooth and it’s possible we may have your final crown.Give us a call at (804)3634513, thank you!