5 Dental Tips for Busy People
Posted by: Jodie Blades Diploma Level 3 in Dental Nursing
Medically reviewed by: Dr Shan Lam BDS (Bris)
With busy lives, it's understandable that traditional oral hygiene routines can fly out of the window.
People in London are busy! In fact, Londoners spend a staggering 3507 days at work in the lifetime. But, no matter how frantic the day gets, your dental hygiene should be an essential part of your daily routine. With busy workloads, it’s understandable that traditional routines of taking care of your teeth can soon fly out of the window. But, the last thing we want is having to resort to a dental emergency, because we can no longer save our teeth from decay. To stop that from happening, here are five dental tips on how to keep a fresh smile.
1. Stay fresh with water
Drinking plenty of water could be your saving grace. Not only does it keep you hydrated and focused during your busy day, but it also neutralises the acid in your mouth. Too much acid can lead to enamel erosion, cavities, decay and even gum disease. An easy fix is to keep a bottle by your side, or a glass of water at your desk. Try and remember the magic rule of drinking eight glasses of water per day. It won’t be just your teeth thanking you, but the rest of your body too! Have a drink before you leave the car, or before collecting the printing—soon it will be a habit you won’t be able to drop.
2. Keep dental goodies in your desk draw
Early mornings and light nights tamper with your daily routines, but keeping a small bag with dental essentials in your desk drawer is a good way to keep up oral hygiene when life gets the better of us. Having a toothbrush and toothpaste at hand makes it easy to slip to the bathroom when there is a moment to spare.
3. Choose the right snacks
We all love to snack from time to time, but choosing the right snacks could significantly help with oral hygiene. That’s just how simple it is. Foods such as apples, carrots, almonds and celery can make a huge difference in the state of your teeth. Not only are these foods high in vitamins, minerals and beneficial to your health, but they help naturally cleanse your teeth. Quick crunchy snacks help to scrape away any food or plaque build-up. Since they take longer to chew, they stimulate more saliva production; a key in cleansing bacteria from around your gum line.
4. Stay on top of your check-ups
For the benefit of your teeth is vital that you keep up to date with your dental appointments every six months. Check-ups don’t last long, so being too busy is no excuse to let these appointments slip!
Book them during a lunch break, early in the morning, or try and make sure you come with the kids in the school holidays. These appointments will help keep your teeth in check, clean away large amounts of plaque build-up, and deal with any bigger issues that need attention. Add confidence to your stride, knowing that your teeth are decay-free and healthy!
5. Visit Holland Park Dental Centre
Together with dental professionals from Holland Park, we can help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Book a consultation with Holland Park Dental Centre, home of best dentists London has to offer.
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