When we’re on the go during our work day, it’s easy to neglect basic oral health practices. Get into these simple habits and you’ll find you can integrate your oral care routine into your work day seamlessly.
Take a Midday Oral Hygiene Break
Set aside a few minutes at the end of your lunch break to do a quick brush and floss. You’ll feel fresher for the rest of your work day and your mouth will thank you!
Keep Oral Care Supplies at Work
Instead of trying to remember to bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss with you to work every day, keep a designated work set of oral care products at your workplace. This way you will never find yourself without your supplies and you won’t have to use the mental energy in the morning trying to remember to bring them with you.
Be Mindful of What You Eat
When you’re working, it can be easy to just reach for whatever snacks are convenient instead of being mindful of what you’re eating. Avoid snacking on sugary foods that can cause tooth decay and sensitivity. Instead, opt for tooth-friendly foods you can eat on the go like fruits, veggies, and cheese.
Drinking water throughout the day is an important part of both your overall health and your oral health. Water flushes food bits away from your teeth and stimulates saliva flow, which helps prevent cavities.
Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Sometimes when you’re working, you’re on the go all day and you just don’t have the chance to stop and brush your teeth. On days like that, chew sugarless gum to stimulate saliva flow and pull bacteria away from your teeth.
Go to the Dentist Regularly
Don’t forget to visit your dentist regularly in order to maintain good oral health. At our clinic, we pride ourselves in providing our patients with the best possible experience. We like to see you leave smiling!