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Four Ways to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene at Work

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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