Maintaining healthy teeth and a clean mouth doesn’t have to stop when you leave your bathroom sink. The dental team at Morrison Dental Associates recommend brushing and flossing after every meal so that requires you have a toothbrush and floss with you. When you’re away from home, you can easily fight cavities and freshen your breath throughout the day by packing a few dental items in your purse or bag.
You’ve just finished a cup of coffee and the morning meeting is about to start. Rather than throw a piece of gum in your mouth, keep a disposable toothbrush in your coat pocket or desk drawer. These products are small and pre-loaded with minty toothpaste. No water is needed for a easy and convenient way for on-the-go cleaning.
With Summer fashions come shorter skirts, sleeveless tops, and smaller handbags. Just because you purse is smaller doesn’t mean you have to leave your toothbrush at home. The disposable toothbrush fits nicely in a small purse or beach bag. For the fashion-forward, Violife offers a slim sonic toothbrush in bright colors and patterns. The battery-operated portable toothbrush fits nicely in your purse, backpack, or even your pocket. Now you can be fashionable while you brush, wherever you are. They also offer a whimsical sanitizer to place the brush head in for cleaning and storage. The Zapi characters have a modern design that does not topple and is an adorable, practical accessory for your toothbrush.
Out for a meal and forget your toothbrush? No problem. Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables as they act as an effective scrub for teeth and gums. They can also help fight cavities as they activate saliva, which discourages plague from forming. An added bonus – some fruits and veggies are high in vitamin C which helps keep gums healthy.
Keep a pack of sugarless gum handy for not only fresh breath, but a clean mouth. A review of research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that chewing gum with the sugar-substitute xylitol reduces the bacteria that cause decay.
Sip on water during the day for better dental health and healthy teeth. Water helps hydrate a dry mouth and keeps the pH in your mouth balanced to allow natural defenses, such as saliva, to work more effectively.
Having a portable dental health kit is a practical way to maintain good oral health. Schedule your regular dental exams and cleanings at Morrison Dental Associates and you can confidently go anywhere with a healthy smile.