Avoid Sweet Pumpkin-Spiced Disaster

It’s great to see Sacramento Valley rain! On rainy days, it’s natural to want to stay home, curl up with a good book and bake something that makes our house smell delicious. It’s also that time of year when everything pumpkin spice is available and candy and desserts are plentiful. So how can you maintain your oral health this fall despite all these temptations?

Maintaining Oral Health in Fall

Eat candy or sugary beverages with meals or right after mealtimes. Saliva production in your mouth is at it’s highest during and after eating. This gives your mouth a fighting chance to combat that extra sugar you’re taking in.

Otherwise, avoid hard candy and sticky treats that stick to your teeth for a long time. Gummies, taffy, sour and hard candies are especially hard on tooth enamel and accelerate decay. You don’t want tooth decay settling in for a cozy winter!

Trees may go dormant in the fall, but your dental routine shouldn’t! Enjoying extra sugary treats and yummy seasonal beverages means you should be stepping up your oral care routine, so keep a travel toothbrush with you at work or in your bag to brush after eating and drinking. Brush and floss twice a day, no matter what!

Counter your extra pumpkin spice latte consumption by drinking more water. Being hydrated lessens sugar cravings and washes away enamel-eroding sugar.

Don’t let a busy schedule interrupt your dental care. Make time to see our Yuba City dentists for your semi-annual exam and cleaning. Regular check-ups prevent any potential candy consumption side effects that adversely affect dental health.

It is possible to enjoy extra candy and yummy drinks this time of year while keeping your mouth healthy. The Yuba City Dentistry Group is here to “treat” you and family year round with the best care available in Yuba City. Call us or stop by our convenient dental clinic or visit us online for more information and to schedule your appointment today!

Nov 3, 2016 | Oral Health


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