With fall making its approach, you just know that everything pumpkin is going to be making its way near your mouth. Whether it's your favorite, spiced-latte or that slice of pumpkin bread that's eyeing you at work, it's difficult to keep your teeth away from all of that sugar. So, what can be done to keep your teeth clean, white, and healthy while you want to indulge in so many sweet, fall delicacies?
Our Medford, Massachusetts dentist, Dr. Clancy, recommends that you always enjoy your sweets in moderation. There's no reason to completely avoid the things you love and even to treat yourself once-in-a-while. With that in mind, a daily pumpkin-spice latte may lead to more staining than you realize, so always enjoy things in moderation.
Additionally, if you're going to consume a heavy amount of sugar in say, those cream-cheese frosted pumpkin bars, consider brushing your teeth afterward. If brushing isn't an option at the time, swish with water and spit then consider a piece of sugar-free gum at the very least.
As with every time of the year, regular dental visits are imperative to maintain the health and beauty of your teeth. Also, brush and floss twice per day and ensure that you are not snacking in bed after brushing; your toothbrush should be the last thing that touches your teeth every night.
Finally, if you find your teeth are not looking or feeling the way you prefer, contact our Boston general dentist today. With a simple dental check-up, we can help determine how we can help you. Call us today at 781-396-8558.