Services

Services Offered by Dr. Murphy

Myomunchee Program

Do you/your child:

  • snore,
  • grind teeth,
  • put things in your/their mouths,
  • suffer from bad breath or dry lips?

Our Myomunchee Program is here to help! This service will provide you with the tools to start solving your problems right now!
Check out this program for all ages by clicking on the link below.

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Sweeter Dreams Program

Do you/your child:

  • have a challenge staying asleep all night,
  • wake up several times to drink water or use the
    washroom,
  • wake up still feeling tired?

Our Sweeter Dreams Program can help solve these problems right now!

Check out this program for all ages by clicking on the link below.

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Healthcare Strategy Partner

Ever wonder why you were told that you’re hard to work on when you’re in the dental chair? Why you have a small mouth or large tongue? Why you have cavities even though you don’t drink soda and have few sweets?

Our teeth tell a lot about our general health. The mouth is a mirror that reflects what is going on in the body.

My passion is to help others by serving as a Healthcare Strategy Partner to patients of all ages. I’m glad that the desire for a better smile is what brings patients to my office. I want everyone to be proud of their smile. Smiling is contagious and our world needs the happiness behind the smiles to spread!

However, braces are often not the primary solution to fix a smile. The priority is to address the underlying causes behind the crooked, spaced, or decayed teeth. These and other complaints such as bad breath and TMJ are symptoms of other issues in need of attention.

As your healthcare strategy partner, I become your coach, helping you to improve your smile from the inside out. Together we’ll outline your priorities and I’ll explain how you can take control of your mouth health. There is A LOT of information out there to sort through. I can help you obtain the knowledge that you desire.

Want to know more? Send an email to contactus@inharmonyorthodontics.com or call 219.220.2356.

Face Yoga in the Take 3 For Me Movement (T3FM)

A natural way to a younger looking face. No surgery! No fillers!

Just an even better you! 

Interested? Join in free sessions through our Private FaceBook Group:  Connections Made In Harmony

T3FM is self care for even the busiest of schedules.

Early Eating - True Taste:
A Nutrition and Development-Led Introduction to
Solids with Dr. Tammy Button, Pediatric Dentist

The introduction of solid foods to your baby around six months is a milestone full of excitement and can also overwhelm the most competent of parents. The four most important goals of the introduction of solids from the perspective of a pediatric dentist are:

  • Optimize facial muscle and bone growth through food choices.
  • Contribute to the development of coordination (swallowing, tongue movement,
    and hand/eye coordination, pincer grasp to name just a few).
  • Promote interaction with food through introduction of varied textures and
    shapes.
  • Develop a true taste for whole foods.

As a pediatric dentist and prenatal/infant oral health educator, I can help you create a plan for feeding your baby that will optimize their true taste for foods without added sugars or sweeteners, as well as optimize their overall growth and development. As a mom myself, I can show you how I developed meal plans that did not involve hours in the kitchen yet I was able to create all of the foods my daughter consumed. We can also review the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested timeline for the introduction of common allergens and how to safely introduce these foods.

Dr. Tammy Gierke Button

For Professionals: Holistic and Airway Dentistry / Orthodontics Coach

Are you a professional who is interested in holistic dentistry/orthodontics and wonder how it could fit into your practice? Are you looking to get more fulfilment out of your practice? Do you want another way to help your patients but feel overwhelmed?

Reach out to me. Following a complimentary 15-minute conversation, I can help you discover a holistic and airway approach to providing care that will benefit your patients.

Getting started is exciting but it can also be intimidating. I can help. If you have already started on your journey and are wondering where to go next, I can help with that too! Connect with me at contactus@inharmonyorthodontics.com or call 219.220.2356.

Early Orthodontics / Interceptive Orthodontics / Phase 1 Orthodontics / Airway Orthodontics

These are all different terms that mean the same thing. Your dentist may call it something different than what your neighbor says. Why the confusion? That’s because many people (dentists included), have the mindset that orthodontic treatment doesn’t start until all the permanent teeth are in. But that isn’t necessarily the best option.

Braces can do more than just straighten teeth. Braces can help grow the face to its optimum potential. However, this means the child needs to be growing. If we wait until all the permanent teeth are in, most of the development of the face is completed, especially in girls.

I can help your child reach his or her full smile and beauty potential. The best time to start is when you first notice something that may concern you. That could be observing baby teeth without spaces between them, cross bites (scissor bites), tongue thrusts, grinding of teeth, snoring or a strong gag reflex.

However, sometimes the issues may show up even earlier, such as when a newborn struggles to nurse. This can be related to a variety of issues which can be treated, saving mom and baby a lot of heartache and frustration. I help connect patients with the appropriate care which is the ultimate in preventing the need for braces.

Pre-teen & Teen Braces / Orthodontics

Often it is a parent’s hope that their child will not need braces. They hope that they will grow out of it. I understand the time commitment, financial investment and frustration that come with braces for pre teens and teens. That’s why I want this investment in their smile to LAST! Thus, the approach is one of collaboration.

I view crooked teeth as a symptom of an underlying cause (often mouth breathing, especially during the night, which may be silent so you may not hear it). We create an orthodontic treatment plan for the teeth along with access to additional providers who can address the underlying issues that resulted in crooked teeth, smaller jaws, spacing, and other problems.

SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES

Dr. Murphy loves sharing with groups large and small. Many topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • New view on orthodontics.
  • Mouth breathing.
  • Tongue ties – why collaborative care is needed.
  • Saving ones smile – the sour truth on sweet drinks.
  • Dear Momma…her new book on the struggles to feed a tongue tied baby.

Reach out to us by email at contactus@inharmonyorthodontics.com or call/text us at (219) 220-2356 to schedule your event!

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