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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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What Does Tartar Actually Do to Your Enamel??

Posted on 8/23/2021 by SmileCOS Dentistry
What Does Tartar Actually Do to Your Enamel??The first step in understanding tartar is understanding plaque. Plaque is the sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth. When your teeth are not brushed properly, plaque develops as a result of food that is left on your teeth. Dental plaque hardens and turns into tartar. Most people have tartar. You notice it most when you are sitting in our dental chair at SmileCOS Dentistry and we're scraping it off your teeth. Tartar is a yellow or brown deposit. It is present because plaque has not been removed in those places and has hardened.

Tartar and Enamel

Tartar does not play nicely with others. In fact, not only does it coat the exterior of the teeth, but it can also invade below the gum line. In particular, tartar can damage the enamel of the teeth. Enamel is the hard outer layer of each tooth. Enamel is worth protecting, as it is the prime defense mechanism for the vitality of the tooth. Over time, tartar can destroy the enamel completely. If tartar is on the offensive in your mouth, you may have tooth sensitivity and cavities may be forming. At the first sign of tenderness, please reach out to us so we can help to remove any excess tartar.

Our advice is to stop smoking, use tartar controlling toothpaste, and come see us for your regular check-up. As dental professionals are your only option to remove tartar, keeping your routing cleaning appointment is important.

Reach Out to Us for Help Protecting Your Enamel

Call (719) 394-3304 to make an appointment for your routine check-up.

Our team can answer your questions about tartar, and the health and vitality of your teeth. Our professional dental staff is enthusiastic about doing a thorough cleaning and removing any tartar buildup you may have.

Come visit us soon!

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