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Preventing Periodontal Disease

When talking about dental health, it’s not just all about having a radiant smile or perfectly straight teeth. You also need to make sure that your gums are in great shape. Even if you have the whitest teeth in town and don’t have any cavities, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re resistant to periodontal or gum disease. Likewise, because gum disease is typically painless, most individuals won’t know that something nasty is already brewing inside their gums.

Fortunately, periodontal disease is preventable, and your family dentist, Dr. Kimberlee Murphy of Crystal Dental Care in Crystal, MN, can help you avoid it. To that end, here are some practical tips to help keep your gums in top shape.

Floss Your Teeth Once Daily At Least

According to the American Dental Association, flossing regularly will help get rid of food particles and plaque that your toothbrush can’t reach. A

Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily At Least

If possible, brush your teeth after each snack or meal and not just in the morning and evening. Also, make sure to clean your tongue and all your other mouth surfaces as well. In addition, make sure to swap your toothbrush when you see the bristles fraying or after three to four months of use.

Regular Dental Examinations and Cleanings

Professional cleanings are the only way to get rid of tartar completely. Likewise, your family dentist in Crystal, MN, is capable of detecting early warning signs of gum disease so that you can receive prompt treatment before they become more serious.

Stop Smoking Right Now

Studies have consistently shown that smoking is a significant risk factor for gum disease. Additionally, because tobacco weakens the immune system, it can also make it more difficult for you to combat gum disease if developed.

For More Tips and Tricks to Prevent Gum Disease, Call Us.

Dial (763) 537-3655 to reach Crystal Dental Care in Crystal, MN, and arrange your consultation with our family dentist, Dr. Kimberlee Murphy.

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  • "This is a very professional place, but the atmosphere is so upbeat!!!! From the start of my interaction with the staff upon my leaving it was such a wonderful way to be treated. Everyone was so kind, caring, and considerate of my situation. They really put me at ease. The staff is Amazing!!!! I was overwhelmed by the experience. Thanks Crystal Dental Care!"
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  • "Michelle and Dr.Murphy were very helpful. Front desk ladies Tammy and I do apologize for forgetting the other ladies name, were so nice a welcoming. Everything was explained to me and I actually learn something regarding Diabetes and your oral health. Thanks again guys I will be back to get some treatments done in a few weeks."
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  • "Great customer service! Wendy was so nice and super helpful with setting my appointment up and making sure I had all the right information. Thank you I will definitely refer everyone I know!"
    Queen A.
  • "Every staff member was kind and welcoming. I received clear and precise answers to all of my questions. Both the assistant and the dentist were gentle and respectful. I was given multiple options for a treatment plan with no pressure or up sales. It felt like affirming medical care. I’m looking forward to being a responsible and long term patient."
    Tobias B.
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