March 10, 2019
You’re at work, and you just finished enjoying a few slices of pizza from a nearby establishment when you discover your breath reeks of garlic. Realizing you don’t have any of the necessary tools to deal with such a situation, you pull out a piece of gum and hope for the best. But what about everything that is just sitting in your mouth that gum can’t eliminate? A dentist in Lakeway shares some useful ways you can take care of your teeth while at work.
No one will look down on your small bag of supplies when you are sporting a dazzling, white smile and minty, fresh breath. Packing a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash will ensure bacteria stays away so you can give that important afternoon presentation. Just be sure to keep these items at work so you don’t lose or forget them.
Also, after brushing your teeth, avoid putting your brush back into a travel case. A wet toothbrush means bacteria is more apt to grow. Once you are back at your desk, try standing it up or letting it dry out before putting it away. And always remember to clean your toothbrush case because it, too, can carry bacteria, and you don’t want that in your mouth!
Avoid Sugary Snacks
Admit it: you’re prone to reaching into your desk drawer and pulling out some wrapped candy or chips to have as a snack while you’re working. Too much sugar or starch can create a breeding ground for bacteria on your teeth and gums. Plus, they’re bad for your overall health. Choose fruits or vegetables or even cheese as a snack of choice. These items have less sugar and are a healthier option.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Push away the soda and forget the coffee. When grabbing for a glass at work, choose water to quench your thirst. Not only will it keep you hydrated, but it will wash away any food debris that exists in your mouth. It will also stimulate saliva production, which is great for keeping a clean and healthy mouth.
Chew Sugarless Gum
If you want a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth, sugarless gum can do the trick. Not only will it give your mouth a pleasant aroma, but it will help produce saliva and trap any bacteria or food stuck between your teeth.
Call Your Dentist
Unfortunately, dental emergencies can happen while at work, and when they do, make sure you have your Lakeway dentist on speed dial. No matter the issue (toothache, chipped or cracked tooth), it’s best to schedule an appointment and have them look at it.
Caring for your teeth and gums shouldn’t be just a morning and night routine. Keeping them healthy and clean throughout the day, even while at work, can make a big difference when it comes to that regularly scheduled dental appointment!
About the Practice
Eaddy Dentistry is a family-owned practice that is committed to providing excellent oral healthcare. Dr. Winston Eaddy has decades of general and specialized experience, and his son, Dr. Daniel Eddy, has extensive amounts of advanced training and is well-qualified to provide state-of-the-art services. Offering cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, and more, they look forward to welcoming and caring for your family’s dental needs. For questions about the services we provide, contact us via the website or by call (512) 263-4252.
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