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Caring for Your Teeth at Work

The way you take care of your teeth can affect not only your oral health, but also have an impact on the people you interact with in your work setting. In today’s modern business world, it’s essential to be at your very best, and it is often personal hygiene that can make the biggest impression.

However, while you likely spend a good portion of your time at work, it may not seem easy to attend to your teeth during the day. Yet with a little planning and the right supplies, it can be much easier to keep your smile clean and breath fresh.

In fact, brushing your teeth during the workday has many other benefits. It’s a terrific way to avoid the office sweets or snack machine. After all, most people don’t search for candy right after brushing their teeth. Moreover, it’s better than an afternoon coffee to help you get refocused. Get up, take a break, and return with a fresh, minty mouth. Of course, last but not least, you never know what might be happening at the end of a long day. You might want to be prepared for a great social opportunity or an after-work business meeting, where you’ll want to feel your freshest.

One easy way is to accomplish this is to keep your supplies close at hand in a drinking glass or coffee mug. Fill it with your toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. Your supplies will be easy to carry and won’t be touching any bathroom surfaces. Additionally, it will allow your toothbrush to dry out, rather than storing it wet in a holder, where bacteria can easily cultivate. Just remember to regularly switch to a fresh toothbrush, just as you do at home.

When you’re just too busy to brush, swishing with water or chewing some sugar free gum can help to remove food remnants and bacteria. Practicing these simple daily oral hygiene habits can ensure that you make a great first impression every day, and are fresh and ready for whatever each work day may bring.

If would like more information about caring for your teeth during the work day, Dr. Heidi Finkelstein and her caring staff at My Plantation Dentist can help. To schedule your appointment, please contact us today at 954-584-1030.


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