Spending hours at work can be challenging for dental health but our simple tips will help you to maintain good oral hygiene and fresh breath.
- Chew sugar-free gum. Chewing sugar-free gum helps to stimulate saliva flow, washing away any loose food particles and some bacteria. Choose a gum with xylitol because this can help to reduce decay-causing bacteria in saliva. Chewing gum will also ensure your breath is always beautifully fresh and inoffensive, which is especially important if you regularly speak to clients or colleagues.
- Keep hydrated with thirst-quenching water. Try to sip on water throughout the day and swishing it around your mouth will help to rinse away bacteria and loose pieces of food. Remaining well-hydrated helps you to produce sufficient saliva to keep your mouth clean and fresh.
- Keep a dental kit at work. Keep a toothbrush, toothpaste and some mouthwash at your office so you can freshen up after eating or whenever you feel the need.
- Choose the right foods for dental health. It can be tempting to grab a sugary snack, but it is better to choose fresh fruit or veggies that contain plenty of fibre and which have a slight scrubbing action on teeth while increasing saliva flow.