Being outside of the home for possibly one, two, or even three meals a day means that you have to be prepared for a dental regimen that is also outside of the home.
Some of his previous tips, such as limiting snacks – especially sugars or starches can still help you on-the-go. Choosing fruits and vegetables as your snack especially if you don’t have an opportunity to brush during your busy day is the way to go.
More on-the-go tips include:
- Carry a travel toothbrush. This lets you brush after eating, no matter where you are.
- Rinse after eating. This keeps food from sticking to your teeth when you can’t brush.
- Drink water periodically during the day. Every sip rinses your mouth and teeth and also reduces the acids produced by your mouth’s bacteria.
- Try an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can make teeth cleaning easier and you can easily keep one at work.
- Chew sugarless gum on-on-the go. The chewing increases saliva flow, which washes away food and acids. Saliva flow carries with it more calcium and phosphate which helps to strengthen your tooth enamel.