03 Oct Caring for your teeth on the go
Caring for your teeth on the go
Now that fall is in full motion, many are back to their regular work and school routines. With this change, we are often pulled in many different directions, making it difficult to find the time to complete all the necessary tasks of the day. While brushing and flossing your teeth are an essential part of being in good oral health, it is completely understandable that there are days when you are not able to perform your basic dental duties. Here are some tips for caring for your teeth on the go!
At McAllister Dentistry we believe that good oral health and habits start at home. Let’s take a look at some of the easiest ways you can help improve your oral health with your busy schedule.
Dental tip #1
Keep an extra toothbrush at the office, in the car, in a backpack or purse and anywhere else that can be accessed and used after you eat. Brands such as Crest have mini disposable toothbrushes with toothpaste that don’t require water to use.
Dental tip #2
Chewing sugar free gum is a great way to help remove any bacteria or plaque on the teeth because it helps to produce saliva which aids in washing these harmful items away.
Dental tip #3
Choose healthy snacks between meals. Eating foods that support good oral health is a great way for busy people to take care of their mouth. Healthy food choices include apples, pears, almonds, cheese, yogurt and leafy green vegetables.
Dental tip #4
Drinking water often during the day helps to remove any food particles or bacteria in the mouth that can lead to tooth decay.
Let us know if any of these tips help you get back on track with your oral health.