Bruxism Disorder: Autumn Hazards To Avoid!

Your bruxism disorder is not only at the mercy of your decision to come in, meet with our team, and head home with oral appliance therapy to make it better. You may forget about the fact that the simple changing of the seasons can play a serious role in whether you’re on track with protecting yourself against this often hard-to-detect functional disorder or not! While this may sound a bit ominous, never fear: Our Ankeny, IA team is happy to guide you away from some potential fall-related hazards, so you know you’re keeping your oral health and your treatment right on track!

Those Seasonally Spiced Lattes!

If you’re a true enthusiast when it comes to nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and all of those other extraordinarily enchanting, delicious spices that come along as the seasons change and autumn is in full swing, then coffee drinks may be right up your alley! We encourage you not to necessarily give them up but to be very thoughtful about your caffeine intake. Our team advises you to remember, you can always order a half-caff or a decaf. In addition, sometimes hot cocoa drinks contain caffeine, too so simply take a closer look at what you’re about to consume and go from there, so you’re not making bruxism disorder worse (which caffeine has a tendency to do!).

All Of Those Little Snacking Options

Here’s fall! What’s it mean when it comes to our food options? Well, it means you’re going to see a whole lot of snacks popping up that are absolutely delicious and that are going to work your smile overtime! Do you have to avoid it all completely? Of course not. However, should you be mindful to ensure you’re not snacking all day long? It’s a good idea, if you don’t want to make matters worse for your bruxism disorder. Not sure you know what we’re talking about? Well, there’s going to be popcorn in just about every color and flavor you can imagine. You may see assorted nuts showing up. You might run into roasted pumpkin seeds (especially if you’re a carving enthusiast). There’s Halloween candy, too, and the list will continue to grow! Think you need some additional advice? Come on in!

Protect Yourself And Your Bruxism Treatment With Our Tips

Remember that we will be more than happy to offer lifestyle suggestions to ensure your bruxism treatment has the opportunity to work! Visit us for a dental checkup in Ankeny, IA by contacting Dental Impressions to schedule a visit at (515) 965-0230.