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Pumpkin Spice Latte and Your Oral Health

One of the great attractions of the autumn season is that you get to have your favorite pumpkin spice latte every morning. The aroma of pumpkin spice and coffee is something which is hard to miss. For many people, this drink is their source of #energy that keeps them warm throughout the cold days.

 

Well, don’t mean to ruin your taste but it would be worth mentioning here that pumpkin spice latte can be quite bad for your dental health in several different ways. A few reasons that pumpkin spice latte is bad for your dental health need to be mentioned in this regard.

 

Excess sugar

First thing that you need to keep in mind regard pumpkin spice latte is that it is filled with different types of #sugars; and all of those type are harmful for your dental health. We all know that sugars and cause tooth decay and cavities.

 

Here, it would be worth mentioning how sugars can result in tooth decay. Sugar is the favorite source of sustenance for oral bacteria. When they consume sugar, they release acids which can be pretty harmful for your tooth enamel. This acid pulls out minerals from the enamel, leaving it in a vulnerable state. This condition ultimately leads to the erosion of enamel. When the erosion reaches dentin, the bacteria find their way to cause infection. This is where the cavities start forming. If the cavities are left untreated, they can lead to #tooth loss.

 

Stained teeth

This is a well-known fact that coffee can stain your teeth. This is true; and pumpkin spice latte is no different. Consuming coffee and pumpkin spice latte consistently can stain your teeth over time. Good news is that you can prevent this process from happening. First, you will have to know how this happens.

 

The surface of teeth may seem quite smooth but, in reality, it has microscopic pits and holes. These pits can trap tiny food particles and keep them trapped until you clean your teeth. Foods of dark color have dark colored particles. When these particles are left to settle in the pits of tooth enamel, they start traveling towards the dentin, which is the layer beneath tooth enamel. This way, the discoloration becomes permanent. This is exactly how pumpkin spice latte works to stain your teeth.

 

Preventing bad effects of pumpkin spice latte

As mentioned above, avoiding bad effects of pumpkin spice latte is not quite difficult. It means that you can still enjoy your coffee and make sure that you don’t get cavities and/or get your teeth discolored.

 

1.The first thing that you are going to have to pay attention to is to make sure that you clean your teeth regularly. Proper dental hygiene can be maintained by brushing and flossing your teeth twice in every day. Apart from that, you will also have to make sure that you go for the professional teeth cleaning after every 6 months.

2.The second solution is to ensure whiteness of your teeth. For this purpose, you can get your teeth professionally whitened. Moreover, you can also get recommendation to use teeth whitening kit at home.

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Uploaded on November 15, 2018