Busy people can find it really difficult to keep up with proper dental habits, but it really doesn’t have to be this way at all. You may think that with a busy lifestyle there just isn’t any time to maintain your teeth, but with the follow few tips you can seriously improve your fight against cavities, bad breath and plaque. Read on to find out more.
Being busy usually means being in a lot of different places in any given day, or perhaps just the same place for a long period of time. Having a toothbrush at your workplace or in your bag can literally be a lifesaver for your teeth, and will mean that there is no excuse for not brushing.
Drinking water is a crucial tip for the busy person, not only will it keep you hydrated and working at an optimal level, but it will also help to clear the mouth of bacteria, excess food and plaque that can contribute to tooth decay.
It isn’t always possible to carry a toothbrush with you, so gum is the next best thing. It helps to produce saliva, which in turn protects the teeth from bacteria and plaque.
Most people, particularly those that aren’t busy, have a daily routine of when they brush and eat. If you keep a solid routine, as a busy person, you will easily ensure that you will be brushing, flossing and using mouthwash at the right times. To help with this you can even do things like setting alarms on your smartphone and this will remind you to always stick to your routine.
Watch what you eat
There is a huge temptation to consume foods and drinks that are easy and quick to get, especially when you are busy. You may be feeling low on energy and you may want to have a chocolate bar or a soft drink, this can really set you back in terms of oral health. The best thing to do is to naturally watch what you are eating, a good idea is to pack snacks that you know are healthy and that are low in sugar.
About the dentist
Brilliant Dental Care is a Pontyclun dentist dedicated to making exceptional cosmetic dentistry affordable and accessible for people throughout the Community of Pontyclun and beyond
44 Talbot Road
T: 01443 887512