Finding different ways to look after your teeth is important, and you’ve got to know how to look after them in the workplace each day. Work presents many scenarios in which you might not be treating your teeth with care – snacking, sugar, using your teeth to open things. Here are some of the best ideas to help you better care for your teeth in the work area.
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Avoid sugary drinks
One of the biggest risks to your teeth when you are at work is drinking too many sugary drinks. You might be drinking a lot of coffee over the course of the working day, and if this is the case, you should definitely try to skip the cream and sugar. You’d be surprised by how much this can build up. You also have to look at trying to avoid more sugary energy drinks like Monster. Sure, they give you a boost and pick up, but they are also packed full of sugar, and this can be bad for your teeth.
Flossing is essential for combating gum disease and things like gingivitis, as well as helping you achieve better teeth management. When you are at home, you will be in a better position to be flossing a little more than usual. You can get into the gaps in your teeth and really have a good clean. But you can do this at work as well by keeping a pack of floss or handheld flossers in your desk and making the most of opportunities to floss.
In addition to the floss, you can also think about other ways of protecting and caring for your teeth while you are at work. One of the most effective ways of achieving this would be to look at keeping some mouthwash in your desk so that you have access to it at all times. This is going to help a lot when it comes to healthy teeth management in the office. Keep a bottle in your desk so you can use it over the course of the day – but make sure you head to the restroom before you use it.
Never underestimate the importance of drinking plenty of water and the positive effects it can have on your body. Not only is this full of antioxidants, but you should also use it because it is one of the best ways of rinsing and cleaning your teeth in a natural way. Try to make sure you aim to drink around two to three liters of water each day for maximum effect.
Brush your teeth
It’s tempting to think that cleaning your teeth is just something you need to do each morning and night, but the reality is that you may need to do it more. Buy a toothbrush with a cover that you can store in your desk at work, and this is going to give you an outlet to keep your teeth clean as much as possible. There are plenty of benefits to this, and it is important to make sure you focus on this as much as you can right now.
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Choose the right gum
A lot of people at work will elect to chew gum over the course of the day. This is great because it is a good way of relieving stress, as well as helping to quell less pleasant habits, such as smoking. However, if you elect to chew gum, you need to make sure you choose sugar-free gum so that you can be sure it is having the desired effect without risking damage to your teeth as a result of the sugar.
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As you can see, there are plenty of things that can be done to ensure you care for and look after your teeth at work as effectively as possible. This is something that is really important to get right so that you have strong and healthy teeth as much as possible. Use the ideas on this post to help you achieve this as much as possible, and to come up with ideas that will present better teeth management in the future.
Check out Dr. Geiger’s video tips on how to take care of your teeth at work.