Your Temecula dentist has a suggestion. Of course, we don’t want to ruin your fun. We just want to make sure you’re not assuming you’re making smart decisions, while you just happen to be unaware that you’re hurting your smile! Here we go: Watch your caffeine intake. Nope, we’re not urging you to quit, to give up your favorite caffeinated beverage, or to feel negatively toward caffeine. However, we do want you to keep in mind that moderating the amount you consume may be something you want to consider!

It’s Known To Make Bruxism and TMJ Disorder Worse

You might not know that caffeine is often something your Temecula dentist suggests bruxism and TMD patients avoid or limit. What you don’t want happening with these functional issues is excessive stimulation and movement in regard to your muscles. When your muscles are encouraged to move, bruxism may become worse (and, so might TMD). Ease up with a lower intake and see if it helps.

It Might Mean You’re Overdoing The Acidic Drinks

Your Temecula dentist reminds you that even if you’re someone who can tolerate quite a lot of caffeine, you might not be recognizing the fact that the drinks through which you consume it are dangerous for your oral health in a different way: Whether it’s soda, tea, coffee, or otherwise, these are very acidic. The acids slowly dissolve your dental enamel, which can cause yellowing, weakness, decay, and sensitivity. Be careful (and try to rinse with water).

It’s Not Helping You Get To Sleep

Hoping to go to sleep so the treatment you’re receiving for your snoring or sleep apnea has a chance to work? Good luck drifting to sleep when you’re over-caffeinated, reminds your Temecula dentist! Cut back.

Consider Our Surprising Suggestions For Smile Protection

Learn all sorts of new ways to protect your oral health when you visit our team. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.