Dental Hygiene On-the-Go
You are busy. It seems like your day is filled with meetings and appointments and all sorts of stuff. It can seem like you just don’t have enough hours in the day to get things done and that can include taking care of your teeth. But there are some easy things you can do to keep your teeth healthy while you go throughout your busy day. Use these tips to keep your dental hygiene at its best even during the busiest of days.
Rinse After Eating
A quick rinse of water after eating a meal can go a long way to helping keep your teeth healthy. Water can rinse away extra food particles which mean there is less of a chance for plaque buildup on your teeth. Carry a water bottle with you wherever you go – not only for hydration but for help keeping your teeth clean.
Even better than water is mouthwash. If you can carry mouthwash with you, you can give your mouth a quick swish and prevent plaque buildup. If you have a favorite mouthwash that only comes in a larger container, consider placing it in a small travel bottle that can fit easily in a bag.
Pack Some Floss
Flossing is a must when it comes to good dental care. Throw some floss in your backpack so you can quickly remove food particles that may be stuck between your teeth or below the gum line. Floss picks are also a great option and easy to carry with you.
Bring Your Toothbrush & Toothpaste
This is a no-brainer. Take a toothbrush and your favorite toothpaste with you – no matter where you go. You can easily jump into a restroom and give your teeth a quick brush after lunch or before that big afternoon meeting.
Eat Healthy Foods
Pack yourself a healthy lunch to improve your dental hygiene. Not only are healthy foods good for your body, but they are good for your teeth. Crunchy foods like carrots and celery can help reduce plaque and chunks of cheese are filled with calcium to help your teeth.
Yes, chewing gum can help your dental hygiene. Look for sugar-free gums that contain xylitol which can reduce plaque on your teeth.
Even when you’re busy you can take good care of your teeth and gums. Use these tips to improve your dental health on-the-go! You’ll be glad you did!