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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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How to Ensure Your Child's Oral Health Stays on Track

Posted on 3/8/2021 by SmileCOS Dentistry
How to Ensure Your Child's Oral Health Stays on TrackAs your child matures, their jaws and gums develop. Thus, ensuring that they follow effective oral health guidelines can prevent long-term gum diseases, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. Here's what you should keep in mind.

Take Care of Oral Hygiene from a Young Age

Even before your child has teeth, you should use a wet cloth to wipe their gums everytime after they eat their meals. This way, you can minimize the development of harmful bacteria. You should start brushing their teeth as soon as the first few begin to show. When they are old enough, teach them to brush their teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. Make sure to show them the correct way to floss their teeth.

ControlYour Child's Sugar Intake

Many processed foods, beverages, and candies have high amounts of sugar that enable the development of tooth decay-causing bacteria. Milk and formula also contain milder forms of sugar that can facilitate bacteria growth. This, it's best to minimize your child's sugar intake as much as you can.

Check Your Water Supply

Many utilities include some fluoride traces in the water supply to ensure healthy teeth and slow down decay. If your water supply does not include it, we recommend considering topical fluoride in addition to toothpaste.

Get Regular Dental Checkups

Getting regular dental checkups for your child can help detect potential oral health problems early on. In the case of early signs of tooth decay, we can also recommend preventive treatments, such as topical fluoride or sealants. Moreover, dental checkups also allow us to determine potential bite problems that can have long-lasting effects if left untreated.

Call us at (719) 394-3304 to schedule an appointment and learn more about your child's oral health!
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