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We are excited to announce our eighth annual SmileCOS Free Dental Day on 11/03/23!

This event is the highlight of our year. It is a way for us to say thank you to the Colorado Springs community as well as make a positive difference in the lives of others.

We are accepting nominations now so please fill out this Nomination Form and tell us who and why we could serve with the benefit of Free Dental Care.

Please hurry though as this is a scheduled Dental Day and availablity is limited.

Note that this will not be first come first serve, it will be scheduled in advance. If you miss scheduling we will have a short call list for any cancellations day of.

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Eating Seaweed Should Be an Important Part of Your Oral Hygiene Routine

Posted on 3/30/2020 by SmileCOS Dentistry
Eating Seaweed Should Be an Important Part of Your Oral Hygiene RoutineYou may not know it, but eating seaweed is good for your dental health.

People who eat seaweed have fewer problems with decay and also feel better overall. Moreover, research shows that the enzymes contained in seaweed prevent the bacteria from forming that triggers gum disease. The following information elaborates on why your oral health can improve when eating this marine plant.

Call us at (719) 394-3304, and let our SmileCOS Dentistry
staff answer any questions you may have.

A Rich Source of Nutrients

One of seaweed's claims to fames are the nutrients contained in the plant. Scientists have found that seaweed is rich in iodine, iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and calcium. Not only does the ocean plant fight off bad disease-causing bacteria in the mouth, it is also loaded with nutrients. In addition, the plant has been proven effective in naturally whitening the teeth. It is not surprising that we endorse the use of this plant for better dental health.

How Seaweed Attacks Plaque

Plaque, when it forms, clings to the teeth, thus permitting bacteria and pathogens to develop and grow. An enzyme in seaweed, bacillus licheniformis, breaks down the plaque on teeth and disperses bad bacteria. While this enzyme is still being tested by scientists, the hope is that it will be added, someday, to dental products, such as toothpastes and mouthwashes. In the meantime, you can add seaweed to your diet in one of several ways. For example, you can add seaweed to smoothies with spirulina.

You can also prepare a seaweed salad, or add kelp to homemade stews or soups. You can even snack on seaweed by buying roasted seaweed snacks. Snacks feature insoluble and soluble fiber and contain less carbs than crackers. Seaweed is also a source of omega-3 healthy fats. You don't have to eat fish all the time to get this type of fat.

At SmileCOS Dentistry, we are always excited about new innovations in dentistry.

Contact our office and schedule a cleaning and exam. Let us share with you some of our findings and help you improve your smile and dental health in new and inventive ways.
Come visit us soon!

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