Pumpkin Spice Latte Season: Why Autumn Treats Can Be An Oral Health Nightmare

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The weather is slowly but surely beginning to cool down, the leaves are starting to transform into a spectrum of stunning shades and bakeries, coffee shops and cooking-obsessed pals are already serving up sweet snacks.

We are going to level with you—these sugary bites are often delicious and turning them down gets trickier and trickier, especially when the holidays officially start rolling around.

But you must, must, must possess the willpower and determination to refuse the onslaught of uber-appealing delicacies that are headed your way.

Not only do many of them have a LOT of sugar (and we all know how excessive sugar consumption can lead to cavities and other oral care issues), they are also usually eaten as an afterthought, not as a part of a well-balanced, nutritious meal.

To lessen the impact of seasonal-centric dietary slip-ups on your pearly whites, you can brush and floss immediately after indulging before drinking a tall glass of water. Of course, it is way more prudent to simply not dig into that coffee cake/walnut bread/cinnamon bun/etc. in the first place.

Stay strong out there, folks!

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