‘Tis the season for sweets. Starting in the fall all the way through the holidays, you may find yourself and your family bombarded by sweet temptation. Basic pumpkin spice is everywhere even in a sugar bomb of a morning coffee. Halloween is a holiday almost entirely devoted to candy. How do you make sure that your family’s smiles stay healthy during this sugar-laden season? How are you going to make sure that the treats don’t turn into tricks on your smiles? We have compiled a few tips to help you keep your smile and your family’s smiles bright and healthy this autumn.
Balance and Moderation
The keystone to good nutrition is remembering balance and moderation. This is especially crucial when temptations are everywhere. Completely depriving yourself or your family usually results in a binge or sneaking and hiding treats. Allow for a treat in conjunction with something healthy like a big salad filled with leafy greens and lean protein.
Natural Fall Flavors
Choose natural over artificial as often as you can. Baking cinnamon apples is a healthy treat that will make your home smell like an apple harvest. Pumpkin spice mix does not have added sugar, so adding it to your coffee can give you that pumpkin spice latte flavor you may look for during the fall. There are plenty of ways to get your treat fix without going overboard on the sugar train.
Drink Plenty of Water
If you do splurge for food or drink that are not so good for you, remember to drink plenty of water to rinse it away. Water not only keeps your mouth rinsed of harmful bacteria, but it helps keep you hydrated and makes you feel full.
Never Too Busy For Routine
Even with football games, costume-making, Homecoming, etc., you must find time to take care of your oral hygiene. You should be brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. Even with a busy schedule, you should remember to visit your dentist at least twice a year.
Your smile can stay healthy this fall
Dr. Cabal is happy to help you keep your smile healthy. To schedule a consultation, call Lake Country Orthodontics in Ft. Worth, TX, at (817) 236-7846. We serve adults, teens, and children from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities.