How could there possibly be anything dangerous happening over the course of this thoroughly beloved time of the year, you wonder? It’s fall! Hidden smile hazards, you think to yourself? Hiding where? Under piles of golden-and-red leaves? Within the beautifully lux, chunky sweaters that make autumn so truly cuddly and fantastic? Well, actually, no. Our Moreno Valley, CA team simply wants you to remember that the colder months are often accompanied by an increase in rich, sugary, spiced foods! Some are just fine. However, your Moreno Valley dentist also reminds you: Some are not! Let’s discuss.

Cozy Drinks: Apple Cider, Holiday Punch, Hot Cocoa!

Nearly any autumnal beverage you reach for, from wassail to apple cider, holiday punch, hot cocoa, or otherwise, is going to be highly acidic (and may contain sugar), explains your Moreno Valley dentist. So, keep this in mind and always remember to rinse with water when you’re through to avoid inviting cavities.

Extra Hot Treats: Marshmallows Over The Fire, Etc.

Whoa! Blow on super hot foods before they scorch you! Remember that as temps dip, toasty foods will start to become more prevalent. Whether it’s a marshmallow or something just off the stove, always do a temperature check before you bite to keep your oral health safe, reminds your Moreno Valley dentist!

Caffeine You Never Saw Coming: Chocolate, Decaf Coffee, And More!

Really in the mood for a cup of coffee on a cozy fall night but it’s nighttime after all, so you know better than to head out for a double-caff drink that will leave you buzzed? Instead, you reach for decaffeinated coffee instead because then you can enjoy your beverage without the jittery factor? Not quite. We remind you that there’s often a bit of caffeine in decaf coffee! It’s hiding in other fall treats, too, like chocolate, hot cocoa, and more. Always keep this in mind, suggests your Moreno Valley dentist, so you don’t encourage problems like sleep apnea and bruxism!

See Us For Smile Guidance This Fall!

Keep your smile on the right path this autumn, while you remember to enjoy yourself! Get in touch with your Moreno Valley dentist soon to ensure you have scheduled the smile protection you require! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, 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.