Mortenson Family Dental

Mortenson Family Dental - General dentist in Clarksville, IN
1240 Veterans Pkwy Ste 100, Clarksville, IN 47129
Closed today
Opens tomorrow at 9:00am
SundayClosed
Monday7:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday8:00am - 2:00pm
SaturdayClosed

February has been designated Gum Disease Awareness Month! Initially launched by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, its purpose is to raise awareness about gum disease and encourage healthy dental habits to prevent it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gum disease, also referred to as periodontitis, is the result of infections and inflammation of the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. In the early stages, the gums can become swollen and red, and they may bleed. As it progresses, the gums can pull away from the tooth, which can eventually result in bone and tooth loss. Not only does gum disease affect your mouth, it can affect your body as well. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene are important to ensure everything is healthy.

Periodontal disease is mostly seen in adults, with 47.2% of those aged 30 years and older having some form of it. This risk only increases with age. On top of age, there are many other risk factors that can increase your chance of developing gum disease. One of the primary risk factors is smoking, followed by poor oral hygiene, diabetes, stress, hormonal changes and medications that cause dry mouth.

While gum disease starts in the mouth, when left untreated, it can start affecting many other parts of the body as well. This includes respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease and diabetes.

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 based on 346 reviews

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Eric Nutt
2 years ago
Modern facilities with amazingly friendly and helpful staff!!!


Mychelle Thompson
2 years ago
Staff is very professional and courteous! Everyone was very knowledgeable and paid attention to detail. They explained every step along the way. Amazing!


Timothy Crowe
2 years ago
The staff is awesome all ways friendly.


Kim Calloway
2 years ago
I luv the WHOLE TEAM at Mortenson's Dental in Clarksville my Mattison and Dr. Michael are great people and they care about you and ur well being not just ur teeth!!! I Love u Guys thx Shannon


Melissa Hagen
2 years ago
They are always friendly and never have to wait more than a few minutes to go back to be seen.


Sharon Wise
2 years ago
Everyone is always so nice and helpful.


Katie Recker
2 years ago
Excellent service


Joel Barajas
2 years ago
I have only had positive experiences with Mortenson Family Dental, The staff is very welcoming, nice and chill.


Christy Hammond
2 years ago
I experienced the best cleaning today at Mortenson Family Dental. Lindsey explained any issues I was having, was very detailed, and quick to answer any questions I had. I am normally nervous going into the Dentist. However, Dr. Micheal and Lindsey made me very comfortable and I'll definitely recommend this office to others.


Peggy Gray
2 years ago
Very professional and friendly. Great group.


David Back
2 years ago
They were able to work me in on an emergency. Very nice and understandable staff


chris porter
2 years ago
Staff seemed nice and friendly. However one of the fillings they did seems and feels off. Brought it up and was assured it was filled and fine. Still feels very off and slightly jagged.


Niaya Jenkins
2 years ago
Very understanding, gentle, and patient staff. I have never been more happy with a dentist in my life. Would highly recommend to anyone.


David B
2 years ago
Dr Michael and his team are amazing. I highly recommend this dental office. Everyone is friendly and goes above and beyond.


Alasha Hamblen
2 years ago
OMG Lindsey was the BEST! It was similar to a child being scared of the something and mom was there to help ease those nerves. Long story short she helped me be at ease, she's awesome at what she does. Thank you so much!!


Deana Evans
2 years ago
I haven't been to a dentist in over 8 years and I was terrified to go again. The dentist always gives me bad anxiety. Everyone who worked with me were so nice and calming! I just got my teeth deep cleaned today and it was painless and very quick! Definitely recommend going here!


Aspen Thompson
2 years ago
Great people! Very helpful with all your dental needs.


Brandie Bush
2 years ago
Staff is amazing!!! Great experience!!!


Debbie Roll
2 years ago
Lindsey the hygienist did a fabulous job cleaning my teeth plus explaining ways to improve my dental health along making terrific suggestions to improve my daily teeth care. She took extra time explaining the information and answering any questions I had. Dr Michael also did a thorough examination of my teeth along with explaining and answering any questions or concerns I had. Great experience with caring professionals!!


Katherine Federspiel
2 years ago
Madison and Dr. Michael are both so kind and personable! I feel that they are knowledgeable, patient, and give great advice. I highly recommend this office and their staff for your needs.


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