Smile Care Beware: 3 Autumn Favorites Requiring Caution!

There are some exceptional treats that show up every autumn, much to the delight of just about everyone we know! Unfortunately, while they are quite delicious, may of those delicacies can play quite a number on your oral health. Be sure you’re on the lookout for smile-problem culprits and simply practice caution. For now, our Cleveland, TX team offers up some examples!

#1: Popcorn!

Popcorn is one of those autumn favorites that you might not think too much about but that becomes ever present once the weather becomes even the slightest bit cool. You’ll see it flavored, taking sculptural shape, and you may enjoy a bag at a fall festival! Just remember: Don’t forget about the sticky or sugary coatings they include, watch out for kernels that go unpopped (they can hurt your oral health), and let us know if a piece of shell gets stuck in your smile (usually, rinsing, brushing, and flossing will suffice).

#2: Pumpkin Spice Flavored Drinks!

Mm-mmm! Pumpkin spice is popular for a reason: It brings up all of the nostalgic, cozy feelings of fall and delivers them to you in a single drink! Whether you like pumpkin-spice hot cocoa, coffee, or otherwise, one thing is for sure: The benefits you have learned about pumpkin for your smile isn’t something you’re getting from these drinks. It’s probably artificial flavoring and, no matter what, that beverage is likely packed full of sugar! So, just remember to be careful, drink water afterwards, and fill up on healthy fall harvest foods when you get the chance.

#3: Pastries, Candies, Cookies (You Get The Idea)

Yes, you got it! When Halloween approaches, it’s all black-and-orange cookies decorated with spiders and eyeballs, trick-or-treating candy, and more! When Thanksgiving heads our ways, it’s a more traditional assortment of apple and pumpkin pies. As winter festivities come into view, it becomes an absolute free-for-all of comforting pastries, cakes, pies, cookies, and any other goodie you can imagine. This is wonderful for your taste buds because you enjoy an absolute exceptional variety of flavors! However, for your oral health, it’s not so great. Our team reminds you to pay attention to your checkup and cleaning schedule, keep your smile clean with dental hygiene, and remember to rinse with water and keep your smile extra clean after indulging, so you avoid problems like cavities this season!

Protect Your Smile From Cool Weather Dangers

See us this autumn and winter to help keep your smile on track, particularly in the midst of the sweets and other treats that make up this time of year! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.