3 Tips For Good Dental Care During A Busy Workday

Although you might be diligent about taking care of your teeth when you are at home, you probably don't put much thought into your oral care routine when you're at the office. Since you probably spend eight or more hours of your day at work, however, you should still be thinking about your teeth. Following a few simple tips during a busy workday can help you feel more confident about your breath and can help keep your teeth looking their best. Luckily, these tips are simple to implement no matter where you work or what you do for a living.   

1. Rinse Out Your Mouth Simply rinsing out your mouth after lunch -- or after having a cup of coffee or a soda -- can help freshen your breath, help prevent stains and give your mouth a cleaner feel. Just sneak off to the bathroom and rinse out your mouth with water. You can take things a step further by bringing along a miniature travel toothbrush and toothpaste so that you can brush your teeth after meals or after your morning coffee. You should be able to find a set that you can keep in your desk drawer or purse in the travel aisle at your favorite mass market retail store.

2. Chew Sugar-Free Gum Sugar-free gum is actually very good for your mouth. When chewing it, you help get rid of food particles that are stuck in-between your teeth, plus you can help encourage your mouth to produce more saliva, which can also work well at cleaning out your mouth. Sugar-free gum can also make your breath smell a little bit fresher, which is always important when you're meeting with clients or going to meetings with your co-workers.

3. Bring Along Floss A small container of floss shouldn't take up much space in your pocket, purse or desk drawer, and it's great for getting food from in-between your teeth after lunch. If you have time to sneak off to the bathroom before you get back to work, you can quickly get rid of food particles that can cause bad breath and lead to tooth decay. Plus, you won't have to be worried about walking around the office all day with spinach stuck in-between your teeth. An alternative option is a disposable floss pick, which you can typically hold in your hand to easily floss in-between each of your pearly whites.

Taking good care of your teeth should be an all day effort, rather than something that you just do when you are at home. Luckily, even if you are putting in long hours at the office, these tips should be easy to implement.

For further assistance, contact a local dentist, such as one from Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates.