Mortenson Family Dental free day 2014

Free Dental Care in Shelby County on March 14

(Pictured above, Mortenson Family Dental team members work together for Mortenson’s Free Day of Dentistry, 2014.)

On March 14, 2015, Mortenson Family Dental’s Shelby County locations will partner with Touched Twice Ministries to provide free dental care to people in need in our community.

Touched Twice Ministries has been hosting an event to meet the healthcare and spiritual needs of residents of Shelby County for the past four years. Mortenson Family Dental has proudly partnered with the organization for the last four years to provide dental care for the event. Participants can choose from a free cleaning or a free extraction.

The event will be hosted at the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided to Mortenson Family Dental, Shelbyville West office, for participants seeking dental care.

To participate in this event, or for additional questions about the event, please call 502.437.9437.

“It is important to us as a company and as a team to give to our community in a meaningful way. We are so fortunate to be a part of a tight knit, caring community. Shelby County has been so supportive of us and our teams that participating in events like Touched Twice’s clinic day is not only something we look forward to each year, but a great way for us to contribute to the lives of others in need.” – Dr. Joe Koval, DMD, Mortenson Family Dental

A fixture in the Shelby County community since 1999, Mortenson Family Dental has three convenient locations in this area. Mortenson Family Dental offers a variety of dental services from general dentistry to Botox and Invisalign. To learn more about the services provided or to schedule an appointment in Shelby County, call 502.633.1584.

To learn more about Touched Twice Ministries and the clinic day on March 14, call 502.437.9437.

 

Parent’s Guide to Dental Hygiene

Attention moms and dads! If you have questions about your children’s dental health and dental care during the earliest years of their lives, this post is for you.

Feel free to print this guide and share with friends!

Mortenson Family Dental Parent's Guide to Dental Hygiene infographic

 

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Gum Disease and Diabetes: Prevention Is Key

ADA Diabetes and Dental Infographic

ADA Diabetes and Dental Infographic

November is American Diabetes Month and we want to focus on dental care for people with diabetes. When you have diabetes, high blood sugar can take a toll on your entire body — including your teeth and gums. The good news? Prevention is in your hands!

 

Research suggests that the relationship between serious gum disease and diabetes is two-way. Not only are people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease, but gum disease may have the potential to affect blood glucose control and contribute to the progression of diabetes.

 

As a diabetic, what can you do? Make a commitment to manage your diabetes and control your blood glucose level. The better you control your blood sugar level, the less likely you are to develop gingivitis and other dental problems. Then, take good care of your teeth and gums, including regular checkups every six months. To control thrush, a fungal infection, maintain good diabetic control, avoid smoking and, if you wear them, remove and clean dentures daily.

 

People with diabetes have special needs and your dentist and hygienist are equipped to meet those needs – with your help. Keep your dentist and hygienist informed of any changes in your condition and any medication you might be taking. Postpone any non-emergency dental procedures if your blood sugar is not in good control.

 

Managing diabetes is a lifelong commitment, and that includes proper dental care. Your efforts will be rewarded with a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums!

 

Sources: mayoclinic.com, diabetes.org

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