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Did you remember to floss your teeth today? If not, you are not alone. Did you know thousands of people forget to floss and suffer from serious side effects? Well, it’s true! Here at Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, we care for your oral health, which is why we are happy to talk to you about flossing.

Flossing should be a big part in your daily hygiene routine. This is because food particles can become stuck in your teeth and cause plaque buildup that in turn cause cavities. Even if there are no food particles in your teeth, bacteria and plaque buildup, which turns to tartar, can turn into cavities. If tooth decay is left untreated, you could suffer tooth loss, gum disease, and even bone loss.

Tartar can only be removed by a hygienist or dentist, like Dr. Daniel Holsteen. That is why your semiannual appointment is so important to your oral health. If you choose not to floss your teeth, you could fall victim to gum disease and suffer painful and costly consequences. That is why having a healthy and strong daily routine that includes flossing is so essential to your oral health and smile.

If you know it’s about time for a dental checkup or if you have any questions about your oral care, please call us today at 719-598-3502 to set up an appointment. Our friendly and professional dental team is happy to assist you in any way we can when it comes to your oral health. So, don’t delay and call us today to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.