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Ensuring that your smile stays beautiful, brilliant, and straight for your entire life is a taller order than most people realize. Retaining a smile isn’t as easy as we’d all like it to be, but the good news is that are some very simple things you can do to make sure that your smile continues to wow people and leave a lasting impression when meeting others for the first time.

Let’s take a look at what those simple things are.

Watch out for inflammation

If you notice that your gums are red, inflamed, and bleed easily, you may have gum disease. If left alone, gum disease can cause serious problems such as tooth loss, infection, and even jawbone deterioration.

Always floss

One of the leading causes of gum disease is a buildup of plaque along your gum line. This buildup hardens into tartar if it’s not removed, and tartar can cause gum disease. The only way to get tartar removed is by one of our team members here at our office in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Flossing, however, prevents plaque buildup.

Brush, brush, brush

No matter how many times we say it, it can’t be said enough – brushing your teeth on a regular basis is the best way to make sure your smile stays together. Dr. Daniel Holsteen can’t recommend this enough.

If you want to retain your smile, have problems with it and are considering cosmetic options to fix it, or simply need more information on this topic, please call us today at 719-598-3502. We look forward to working with you and your smile!