Oh, yes! The autumn favorites are back, which means you get to immerse yourself in the extraordinary coziness that comes with all things related to apple picking, fiery-hued leaves, and sweater weather. It’s fall, after all, so why not indulge? While our Riverside, CA team certainly promotes doing what puts a smile on your face, we are always concerned about making sure that smile is nice and healthy! So, before you jump right into the festivities with reckless abandon, think through some common oral health offenders that your Riverside dentist suggests you avoid (or around which you at the very least practice caution!).

Popcorn Balls And Popcorn And Flavored Popcorn…

There’s really nothing quite as airy, delightful, and delicious as freshly popped popcorn. Or kettle corn. Oh, or that corn that’s covered in a fruity flavored candy coating. Wait a second, how about caramel corn, now that is delicious! Yep, it comes in so many forms and they are all truly delectable. The only problem? There are some potential issues that can come with popcorn if you’re not careful! Your Riverside dentist reminds you that this autumn fave should be eaten with caution. Watch for kernels that are still intact, be mindful if you’re downing lots of sugar, and don’t press too hard if a sticky popcorn ball is simply too challenging to eat.

Caramel Apples!

The hard, sticky, yet extremely delicious candy or caramel coated apple-on-a-stick that shows up during autumn will pull your fillings right out, yank your crown from its position, or rip your bracket from your tooth. This is one of those treats that is truly yummy but that you should eat very carefully, if at all, suggests your Riverside dentist. Don’t forget that a fork and knife just might be what you need (or you might need a new treat).

Wine, Coffee, Cocoa, Eggnog…

Our team is curious: What are you soaking your smile in this autumn? When you think of beverages this way, it helps you protect your oral health. Remember that favorites like wine, coffee drinks, hot chocolate, and eggnog can encourage decay and acid erosion. Enjoy these drinks sparingly (and always follow them with a swish of water).

Keep Teeth Safe This Season With Our Tips

Take some serious suggestions into consideration, so you can enjoy the fall season without harming your oral health! Give us a call in Riverside, 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.