13 Aug Effective Care Of Your Teeth On The Go
Personal dental care away from home
Tooth care at home is easy because you have a dedicated area for your toothbrush and toothpaste and you have an established routine.
But what if you’re on the go a lot? What if you spend most of your time out of the house? Your teeth may require a little extra attention when you don’t have your usual toothbrush and toothpaste to hand.
So how do you keep your smile beautiful wherever you are? Take a look at these handy tips from your Egham dentist to keep your grin gleaming regardless of where you are:
Keep Chewing The Sugar Free Gum
Sugar free chewing gum comes with a multitude of benefits for the mouth. It provides fresh breath short term, with the minty flavour that chewing gum usually comes in. Chewing gum also helps to remove food debris from the teeth, and it stimulates saliva production which helps rinse the teeth and to neutralise the acid levels in the teeth. Saliva also has ‘good’ bacteria that fights ‘nasty’ bacteria so the more of it there is, the more protected the teeth are.
Carry A Mini Tooth Brushing Kit
You can get mini travel toothbrushes, mini toothpastes and floss kits. These can help you give your teeth a quick scrub in a bathroom or even in the car if you need to, should a situation arise where you need to get your teeth properly freshened for a meeting or a date.
At the very least, floss is a great on the go tool because it helps to clean debris from between the teeth which is often what causes bad smells and which may taint an otherwise beautiful smile.
Drink Lots Of Water
Water helps every function in your body, and the same goes for the way your mouth works. A dry mouth can be really problematic when it comes to oral health and staying hydrated ensures that there is a lot of saliva flow, which works to rinse the mouth of debris and to maintain a PH balance.
Watch What You Consume
Drinking red wine or coffee can stain the teeth, especially when consumed regularly. Where possible, try to drink water as your number one choice. To keep your smile smelling beautiful you may also want to think about avoiding garlic and onion before important meetings, as they cause bad smells directly from the stomach and the smell can even come through your pores! Consuming lots of sugar and starch regularly will also cause long term dental health issues that require treatment.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Here at Crown House Dental we can provide you with lots of checks, treatments and advice to ensure your smile remains healthy. If you are on the go a lot you may feel that dental checkups are not worth your time. However, regular dental care helps to keep your smile healthy and easy to maintain on the go. Avoiding dental care may leave your teeth vulnerable to infections and issues that cause you bigger problems long term.
Visiting Crown House Dental regularly will help you to ensure your oral health is in great shape, so you can maintain it easily day to day with your busy lifestyle. Need to register or book an appointment? Please call us on 01784432641 and we will be delighted help you. We are here to help you maintain a healthy, happy smile whatever your lifestyle.