As fall starts, there are many new things to enjoy such as football, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. However, with the changing of seasons, your family’s teeth have a few new challenges coming up. So, it’s important that you take steps to protect your smile with preventive dental care, so you don’t need extensive care later. Autumn can be the perfect time to protect your teeth! Dr. Jia Y. Lee has some simple tips on how you can continue to enjoy your favorite fall activities while still keeping your mouth and teeth healthy.

1. Schedule A Dental Cleaning

You want to take care of your teeth and smile this fall and dental cleanings will ensure they’re in top shape for all the upcoming events this fall. As an added bonus, our team will also provide you with a dental exam, so we can uncover potential issues that may arise!

2. Be Careful WIth Candy

Choosing the wrong Halloween candy can lead to dental problems, like broken teeth or a pulled-out filling. Chewing on hard candy may cause cracks in your teeth and sticky candy can pull loose fillings from your mouth, if you’re not careful. If you’re going to enjoy candy this fall, make sure you’re also brushing and flossing regularly. 

3. Fall Sports Can Have Consequences

When your child plays football this fall, make sure that they wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth against potentially damaging run-in’s. Oral injuries are not uncommon in sports that have collisions.  Even soccer and basketball players should think about getting a mouthguard as a flying elbow or a no-look pass can have consequences. 

These are just a few helpful, preventive dental care tips to help you and your family have an enjoyable, safe fall. But if you suffer a dental accident, don’t worry! We’re always ready to help you with a dental emergency. Call 909-288-4682 or schedule online to make an appointment at Jia Y. Lee, DDS in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.