Take good care of your teeth at work and at home

teeth at workYou might actually spend a lot of time thinking about your teeth at work. You might worry that you have a piece of lettuce stuck in your teeth from that salad that you had at lunch, for example, or you might wonder if your smile is bright and pretty enough when you’re making a big presentation.

However, you might not have put much thought into taking care of your teeth while you’re on the job.

Since you spend so much of your day at work, however, it’s important to think about your teeth rather than just handling dental care at night and on the weekends. Use these tips to keep your teeth healthy and bright all day long:

Keep a Few Essentials with You

It’s not a bad idea to brush, floss and use mouthwash during the workday, especially after lunch. Just keep travel-sized essentials in your purse or in your desk drawer so that you can sneak off to the restroom during the workday. Midday brushing can help prevent staining and can keep your teeth healthy and clean. It can also help cut down on embarrassing at-work situations, such as bad breath or having something stuck in your teeth.

Sip on Water

It’s a good idea to sip on water throughout the workday. First, it will help rinse out your mouth and get rid of leftover food and drinks that can stain, which can be helpful after drinking coffee at your desk all morning. It also helps stimulate saliva production, which is essential for maintaining healthy teeth. Plus, it will help keep you properly hydrated.

Chew Sugar-free Gum

Keep a pack of sugar-free gum on hand during the workday. It can help clean away food debris and discourage you from munching on sugary snacks that are bad for your teeth, and it can give you fresh breath. It can also boost your energy a little during that afternoon slump.

To learn more about maintaining a strong, healthy smile, contact us to schedule an appointment.