Dental Care Tips For Busy People On The Go

2 August 2023
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Do you always resolve to do a better job with your oral care routine after every visit to the dental office but then you fall back into your bad habits because you are always busy with work during the day? If you are going too long without doing anything to fight the build-up of plaque and bacteria in your mouth, maybe it's time for a change. Here are some tips for how you can keep up an oral care routine even while you are busy or on the go from dawn to dusk.

Take a Travel-Size Bag With You

The easiest way to continue an oral care routine when not at home or while at your workplace would be to take a small travel bag of oral care products with you. Keep the bag in your desk and get into the habit of heading to the bathroom after every lunch hour to quickly brush your teeth and follow your regular routine

A Swig of Mouthwash Is Better Than Nothing

If you don't want to take multiple items with you to work in the travel-size bag as just described, at least take a little bottle of mouthwash with you. You could also keep a bottle of it in the glove compartment of your car as long as it's not too hot or cold outside. Mouthwash does not replace the act of brushing and flossing, but it can at least help kill some of the bacteria in your mouth until you can get home to actually brush.

Rinse With Water

Try to stay away from sugary drinks during your lunch hour or throughout the day. A bottle of water is a good choice when you need something to drink, but it can also be beneficial for rinsing out the bacteria in your mouth. If you don't have any other options because you are working on-site somewhere or you are traveling and on the move, a quick rinse of water can flush things out until you have more time.

Try Sugarless Gum

If you want to work on cleaning your mouth more naturally, try using sugarless gum. The act of chewing can generate saliva in your mouth, and the saliva will work to neutralize the acid in your mouth from those sodas or other drinks that you might still be sipping on.

See Your Dentist

Schedule your next appointment with your dentist if you don't already have one on the books. Regular checkups are key to maintaining your dental health, and your dentist may have additional tips for how to keep your mouth clean while on the go.

Contact your dentist to learn more.