Up Your Oral Health Game: Brushing At Work
The time for New Year’s resolutions has passed, but it’s never too late to start making positive changes in your life!
If you’ve been thinking about upping your oral health game but don’t know where to start, we have the perfect challenge for you. This year, we encourage you to bring your toothbrush to work and start brushing at the office. This challenge serves as a great starting point for forming new habits and helps ensure that your teeth and gums are getting the care they need.
Dental Hygiene on the Go
The basic tenets of good oral care are to brush your teeth twice and floss once daily. As simple as this sounds, people have a tendency to put their wellbeing, including their oral health, on the back burner when they’re stressed or busy. However, if you don’t prioritize your health, you physically won’t be able to accomplish everything on your jam-packed to-do list. Incorporating good dental hygiene into your daily routine is a very important aspect of taking care of your overall health, even if it means brushing your teeth on your coffee breaks at work or flossing in an airplane bathroom as your travel for business.
Brushing and flossing are important parts of dental care, but what we eat has a big impact as well. If you enjoy snacking at your desk, make sure that you’re avoiding acidic foods that can contribute to the erosion of the enamel on your teeth. Acidic erosion increases sensitivity and makes your teeth more susceptible to damage. So, as much as you might crave chocolate with your coffee or tea when you hit that 3pm wall, you should pack healthy snacks like veggies, plain yogurt, or nuts instead.
Always Be Prepared
Set yourself up for success! If you want to build healthy dental hygiene habits, make sure to keep floss, a toothbrush, and toothpaste in your daily purse, backpack or gym bag. This way, you have the opportunity to brush and floss after you eat, no matter where you are!
Visit Your Local Dentist In Red Deer At Parkland Mall!
While a lot of what goes into oral hygiene can be done at home or the office, visiting your dentist for regular check-ups is an important component. At Parkland Mall Dental Centre, you’ll find a welcoming, safe environment where all your dental needs will be met. We’re welcoming new patients, so contact us today to schedule an appointment.