Are you constantly moving? Check out these four time-saving hacks to make oral health a little bit easier for people on the go.
1. Keep oral health supplies in your car.
Stock up with travel-sized toothbrushes and toothpaste, floss, healthy snacks and water bottles. Choose mouth-healthy foods that don’t spoil easily, such sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, beef jerky and almonds. It’s also good to keep a set of oral health supplies in your desk at work in case you need to freshen your breath before a meeting or to clean your teeth after coffee.
2 Chew sugar-free gum.
Indulged in a sweet treat, but don’t have time to brush afterward? This hack can tide you over until you find a couple spare minutes. Pop in a piece of sugar-free gum after eating sweet or stinky foods. The gum will wash away food particles by increasing saliva and help protect tooth enamel by reducing acid levels.
3. Eat “detergent foods”
after meals or as midday snacks. No, these have nothing to do with laundry. Detergent foods are crunchy, fiber-rich foods that can partially remove plaque while you chew. They also increase saliva flow to wash away leftover food particles. Some great options to choose are raw carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower and apples.
4. The best hack of all:
Avoiding expensive and time-consuming dental procedures by practicing good oral health habits daily. Make sure to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day and visit the dentist regularly.