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How to Make Flossing More Enjoyable | Twin Cities Dentist

How to Make Flossing More Enjoyable | Twin Cities Dentist

How many times do you floss your teeth per day? Once? Not at all? After every meal? Generally, dental professionals recommend patients clean between their teeth at least once a day using an interdental device. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, a study found that about 25% of adults have lied about flossing and would rather do an unpleasant activity than floss their teeth. But what if there was a way to make flossing fun? That’s right, I said flossing and fun in the same sentence.. Because it’s possible with the Waterpik waterflosser!

How to Make Flossing More Enjoyable | Waterpik

Brushing alone is not enough; bacteria and food debris are still left behind along the gum line and between the teeth causing bad breath, cavities, and periodontal or gum disease. However, patient compliance with string floss is lower than dental professionals would like; especially with people who experience dexterity issues or have orthodontic appliances. Essentially, every age can benefit from this wonderful device. Although dental braces are very effective in straightening teeth, they can also cause gingivitis and/or decalcification with lack of home care. The Waterpik waterflosser offers an orthodontic tip which cleans around brackets and wires to reduce plaque build up. Other waterflosser tips include: the classic jet tip, plaque seeker tip, pik pocket tip, tongue cleaner, and toothbrush tip.

How to Make Flossing More Enjoyable | Avoiding Gum Disease

Recent findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that nearly 50% of people 30 years and older have some form of gum disease; that number jumps to 70% in people 65 years and older. So how are dental professionals supposed to increase patient compliance? They can start by suggesting ways to make cleaning between the teeth more fun; that’s where the Waterpik waterflosser comes into play. Not only is it entertaining to use, but it’s very effective in flushing out the pockets around the teeth where the bacteria like to hide and cause the most damage. In fact, the waterflosser removes up to 99.9% of plaque and is actually 2 times as effective as manual string floss. So, if you’re one of those people who cannot stand the thought of flossing, maybe the Waterpik waterflosser is the interdental cleaning device for you!

Best Dentist Robbinsdale MN | Clear Lakes Dental

Clear Lakes Dental is your local dental clinic in St Paul MN with 2 locations in Downtown St Paul (PHA Building) and Concordia St. Paul Building; and 1 location in Robbinsdale MN. We are dedicated to providing our community with the best dental care services to enhance your overall oral health. Clear Lakes Dental works to provide a comforting environment for its patients to have peace of mind while in our care. Our goal is to help you achieve the cosmetic results you desire while providing the tools you need to maintain your oral health. We offer low-cost dental services in St Paul MN from restorative care to preventative care, and we accept a range of dental insurance options to cover all your dental health services!

Best Dentist Robbinsdale MN| Dental Care Services

Clear Lakes Dental offers a range of comprehensive dental care services to patients of all ages in the following dental services: Composite Restoration, Dental Bridges, Dental Crowns, Dentures, Emergency Dentist, Preventative Dentistry, Saturday Dentist, and Teeth Extraction. Call us today at one of our St Paul MN or Robbinsdale locations or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

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We provide and service low-cost dental care and best dentistry in the following areas:

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Pannaporn (Paige) Stephenson, DDS

Associate Dentist

 

Pannaporn (Paige) Stephenson, DDS, is the Associate Dentist of the Robbinsdale location. She graduated from University of Minnesota. Here she gained a worthwhile level of expertise that we are proud to bring to our community. Our entire Clear Lakes Dental team is here to serve each patient with the utmost compassion and highest quality of care.

Dr. Stephenson became a practicing dentist right after graduation, in Thailand from 2013 to 2015. Then she took a break from dentistry and did some research in basic science at University of Minnesota in 2015-2018. She went back to school and did a Program for Advanced Standing Student (PASS) at University of Minnesota to get a dental license in the US. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Stephenson enjoys walking around the park, playing with her dog, occasional cooking, and will be welcoming her first born baby in Summer of 2022.

Experience:
Practicing since 2013

Dental education: Chulalongkorn University
Bangkok, Thailand

Dental Specialities:
General Dentistry

With Clear Lakes Dental since:
2022

Languages:
English and Thai

Aakeeb Amin, DDS

Associate Dentist

 

Aakeeb Amin, DDS, is the Associate Dentist of the Robbinsdale, MN location. He graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry. Here he gained a worthwhile level of expertise that we are proud to bring to our community. Our entire Clear Lakes Dental team is here to serve each patient with the utmost compassion and highest quality of care.

Dr. Amin grew up in Detroit, Michigan, later completing his undergraduate degree at Oakland University. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and went on to complete his DDS degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2021. Dr. Amin loves working with people and helping them smile. He finds it truly gratifying when he is able to help get patients out of pain. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Amin values spending quality time with his family and friends. He also loves to travel, exercise, and try new restaurants!

Experience:
Practicing since 2021

Dental education: Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI

Dental Specialities:
General Dentistry

With Clear Lakes Dental since:
2021

Languages:
English and Bengali

Kola Xiong, DDS

Associate Dentist

 

Kola Xiong, DDS, is the Associate Dentist of the downtown Saint Paul, MN (PHA) location. She graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry. Here she gained a worthwhile level of expertise that we are proud to bring to our community. Our entire Clear Lakes Dental team is here to serve each patient with the utmost compassion and highest quality of care.

Dr. Xiong grew up in Altoona, Wisconsin, later completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree and went on to complete her DDS degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Xiong loves that dentistry allows long term relationships to develop with her patients and strives to provide quality care in a comfortable setting. She enjoys educating her patients, helping them make informed decisions and delivering treatment based on each patients’ individual desires. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Xiong enjoys the outdoors, travelling, cooking, eating, running, home decor and spending time with friends and family.

Experience:
Practicing since 2015

Dental education: Marquette University School of Dentistry
Milwaukee, WI

Dental Specialities:
General Dentistry

With Clear Lakes Dental since:
2019

Languages:
English and Hmong