Tips for Better Oral Hygiene On-The-Go

Dr. Caudill has written a number of blogs on dental health, plaque, brushing, and flossing. None of these takes into account that you are a very active person and may have limited time or opportunities to maintain your oral hygiene.

Being outside of the home for possibly one, two, or even three meals a day means that you have to be prepared for a dental regimen that is also outside of the home.

Some of his previous tips, such as limiting snacks – especially sugars or starches can still help you on-the-go. Choosing fruits and vegetables as your snack especially if you don’t have an opportunity to brush during your busy day is the way to go.

More on-the-go tips include:

  • Carry a travel toothbrush. This lets you brush after eating, no matter where you are.
  • Rinse after eating. This keeps food from sticking to your teeth when you can’t brush.
  • Drink water periodically during the day. Every sip rinses your mouth and teeth and also reduces the acids produced by your mouth’s bacteria.
  • Try an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can make teeth cleaning easier and you can easily keep one at work.
  • Chew sugarless gum on-on-the go. The chewing increases saliva flow, which washes away food and acids. Saliva flow carries with it more calcium and phosphate which helps to strengthen your tooth enamel.
So we hope you get more opportunity to RELAX, but know you’re busy. More time spent on your dental health means less time in the dentist’s chair.