Even if you are away from home, you should not neglect your oral health. Our practice understands that our patients live very busy lives and sometimes our schedules get in the way of making good choices for our oral health. Fortunately, maintaining proper oral hygiene and a healthy diet is possible even when you are on the go or traveling. If you encounter oral health issues while away from home, be sure to have the number to our practice handy in case you need to speak with our dentist. Following is some helpful information for keeping your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
Brushing and Flossing
Even if you are away from home with an endless list of errands and events or out of town, you can still keep your gums and teeth clean. We recommend keeping an oral hygiene kit with you at all times. Consider packing travel-sized toothbrushes, toothpastes, and dental floss in your desk at work, your purse, your vehicle, or in your luggage. With a travel kit, you can brush and floss your teeth from anywhere.
Choosing Healthy Foods
Sometimes being busy and traveling can make eating unhealthy foods very tempting. Although indulging in processed snack food or desserts is ok from time to time, it is important not to make a habit out of it. Be sure to eat foods low in sugar and acid whenever possible. Sugar and acid are very dangerous to your oral health. Acid weakens tooth enamel by stripping down its mineral content while sugar feeds harmful oral bacteria.
Most people know that drinking plenty of water is essential to keeping organs healthy and rejuvenated. Many folks might not know that water is beneficial to oral health, too. Drinking water throughout the day will keep oral tissue moist while also diluting acid and rinsing away debris from food. People should drink a minimum of eight, eight-ounce glasses of water each day.
Call The Dental Place at 972-264-5795 for more oral health tips or to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists.