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How to Keep Your Mouth Clean While at Work

December 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — chaskadentistteam @ 8:41 pm

Smiling businessman Did you know that 92% of adults will experience tooth decay? Cavities aren’t the only concern. 50% of adults over the age of 30 have a form of gum disease. Although both are leading causes of tooth loss, they are preventable with good oral hygiene and regular dental care. However, it can be difficult to keep your mouth clean when you’re stuck at work. You don’t have to place your oral health at risk. Here’s why you should keep a dental hygiene kit in your desk drawer.

Never Skip Brushing or Flossing

In your morning rush to get out the door, you might forget to brush your teeth. You don’t have to worry about bad breath or harming your dental health if you have a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss at your office. You’ll have everything you need on hand to brush and floss anytime you need to, even after lunch.

Keep Your Breath Fresh at Work

What you eat for lunch isn’t the only culprit of bad breath. An overgrowth of bacteria can lead to unpleasant odors. The foods and drinks you consume feed bacteria that can harm your teeth and gums. You can keep your breath minty fresh around clients and co-workers by bruising and flossing after eating. 

Prevent Tooth Stains

If you always have a cup of coffee sitting on your desk to keep you energized during the day, you’re at risk of stains and discoloration. No amount of brushing can reverse tooth stains. Brushing your teeth after finishing your coffee can keep your pearly whites their brightest. It’s best to drink coffee through a straw and all at once to limit its contact with your teeth.

Support Your Overall Wellness

Your oral and general health are closely connected. Many dental problems can increase your risk of various health conditions. For example, gum disease can raise your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and more. Improving your oral hygiene habits will keep your mouth healthy to support your overall wellness. Instead of brushing and flossing in the morning and at night, you can brush after every meal for a healthy mouth and body.

Good oral hygiene is your first line of defense against cavities and infections. Although they are effective, they aren’t a substitute for regular dental care. Visit your dentist for a cleaning and checkup every 6 months. They’ll keep your mouth healthy to help you avoid tooth loss. You’ll have a healthy, beautiful smile that you’ll be proud to show off at the office.

About Dr. Mark Stapleton

Dr. Stapleton earned his dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and has regularly continued his education in various specialties, including dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Stapleton is committed to excellence and is a member of many professional organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry. Request an appointment through his website or call (952) 314-7380.

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