Every season comes with its own character and set of concerns. When it comes to your oral health, autumn is a season full of risks if you aren’t careful. From sugar-laden holidays to quickly changing temperatures, today’s Autumn Dental Tips takes a look at how you can keep your mouth healthy this fall and what you should look out for.
Fall Holidays & Your Teeth
Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of the most well known “food” holidays, and there are even more. October is also home to “Homemade Cookies Day” and the start of pudding season. For most people, sugar is more readily available during this time of year than any other.
For this Autumn Dental Tip, it is very important that you don’t relax about brushing and flossing. Make sure you maintain your good habits to counteract any bad eating habits you might be experiencing.
You should also try to avoid sticky and hard candies as they are more problematic to your teeth than other sweets are. This is because they linger longer on the teeth which allows them more time to do damage. In addition, the hard candies can also cause a tooth to chip or break when they are bitten into too harshly.
Back to School Checkups
Before your child returns to school it is important that they have a physical and a dental check-up with Dr. Soheil Khododadi to make sure that they are healthy and everything is in order. It is also a good idea as an adult to have a check-up in the fall as well.
You can have your teeth cleaned so that you know you are starting the season on a good foot. You will also give your local dentist a chance to make sure your teeth don’t have any underlying issues.
Catching problems early means they can be corrected, hopefully without the loss of a tooth.
Holiday Dental Work
No one wants to have dental work done over the winter holidays. Not only would you miss all of the good food, but on a cold morning, you don’t want to experience the pain of cool air whipping past a hurt tooth!
Take care of any outstanding dental work before winter sets in. Right now is a good time to take care of any cosmetic issues that you want to address before you see family or embark on a new year. Talk to your dentist today if you are not happy with the appearance of your teeth.
Autumn Dental Tips For Emergencies
When kids go back to school, we often update all of the emergency phone numbers. Make sure that you include a number for your emergency dentist. A dentist is an important part of your healthcare team.
It is also a good idea to know who to call should an emergency arise. Dental emergencies can happen due to a slip and fall, biting down on a hard food or candy or the onset of intense and sudden pain.
If you have a dental emergency in Beverly Hills, reach out to the Dental Group of Beverly Hills for help.