How many hours have you put in at the office this year?
If you’re like most Americans, you’ll spend around 2,000 hours each year in an office. Of the millions of employees who make their living in an office, 60% of those work in cubicles which further limit their freedom. Nevertheless, a typical day in the office provides ample opportunities for oral care. Explore some discreet, classy, and convenient ways you can ensure that your smile stays fresh after a tough day in the office.
Travel toothbrushes differ in key ways from their traditional counterparts. Designed to be portable, they’re typically easier to store in discreet locations, such as your desk drawer or purse. While manual travel toothbrushes are typically half the size of a standard version, electric travel toothbrushes usually provide cases or other amenities that make travel easier.
Keeping your smile fresh at the office doesn’t have to be expensive. All of the highest-rated manual travel toothbrushes are available for less than $10! One reliable example that can easily fit into your bag or drawer is the GUM Travel Folding Soft Toothbrush. With a clever, jackknife-inspired design and easy grip, you can get four of the Travel Folding Toothbrushes by GUM for just $12.99.
Did you know it’s easy to get a full-power electric brushing session at work? Thanks to electric travel toothbrushes like the Preferred Sonic Electric Toothbrush with UV Sanitizer Travel Case, being confined to the office doesn’t have to compromise your brushing experience. With 40,000 strokes per minute and two weeks worth of brushing power off a single charge, it’s easy to see how using an electric travel toothbrush at work can improve your smile.
Not all sweeteners are bad for your teeth. Xylitol is a sweetener that actually improves your oral health by keeping bacteria from sticking to your teeth. Even if working in the office all day, chewing some xylitol gum, such as Green Tea Flavored Xylitol Gum by Spry, can freshen your mouth and keep it free from bacteria while you work.
Snacking frequently throughout the day isn’t a bad idea as long as you’re choosing healthy foods. For example, carrots, apples, and celery are all excellent snacks for your teeth, since their naturally-rough textures scrub them of debris with each bite. Cheese, almonds, and leafy greens are great dental choices as well, so consider combining some of these smile-friendly foods for a boost to your oral health at the office.
Many people don’t think about their oral health at work, but for those who wish to improve their smile, the opportunity is often available. Whether in the form of chewing xylitol gum once per day or by taking an oral care break to use your new travel toothbrush, your daily oral care sessions at work can vastly improve your smile. When you’re ready for your biannual appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Grubb and his dental team in Havre de Grace, MD.