It is finally starting to feel like fall in Mansfield, Texas. With the rain and the temperature dropping, autumn feels officially here. With autumn comes the start of holiday season and indulgent treats. It can be easy to eat a lot of sugar and skip your oral hygiene routine during this time of year. It is important to remember that your smile health is a priority no matter the season. We have some tips on how to keep your oral health on the forefront of your mind this autumn.  

Moderation with Treats

Halloween is just a few weeks away and already candy seems to be bursting at the seams of every grocery store, home, school, and office. It can be hard to avoid temptation when there is so much candy around, so remember that moderation is key. Allow yourself one treat a day. It is also important to be mindful of the types of treats you are indulging in, as some are more dangerous to the smile than others. Stick with treats that aren’t too sticky, hard, or acidic.

Trick Out Your Routine

This time of year can be a good time to update your toothbrush and floss, if you have not done so in awhile. Check in with yourself to make sure you are cleaning your smile effectively. Are you brushing twice a day for at least two minutes a session? Are you flossing? Are you keeping your tongue clean? Are you rinsing with water or a non-alcoholic mouthwash? If you said no to any of these, try turning it into a yes to amplify your smile cleaning power.

Use Your Benefits

Most dental insurance benefits do not roll over into the new year. If you have benefits left over for 2018, now is the perfect time to use them.

Autumn can be tricky for smile health

Go into the end of the year ready to protect your smile. To schedule a consultation with Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, call 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.