Check out these 4 Ways to Make Brushing and Flossing Easy on the Go. They include dental hygiene tips you can use for your busiest days and while traveling.
Most of us know that dentists recommend brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal. While this sounds good and reasonable in theory, it can be hard to put into action. I mean, who has time for that?
The truth is, tooth care is much more important than just for cavity prevention. Did you know that gum disease can lead to heart problems? Having a mouth full of bacteria can affect your general health in big ways! Let’s look at 4 Ways to Make Brushing and Flossing Easy on the Go so you can keep your mouth healthy throughout the busiest days.
4 Ways to Make Brushing and Flossing Easy on the Go
Pack some easy flossers and a travel toothbrush. There are many alternatives to regular sized toothbrushes and a pack of floss now. Travel toothbrushes are no bigger than a lipstick and are easy to carry in a pocket or purse. They make flosser picks now that are also tiny. You could even take along an infant toothbrush that fits over your finger to make it super easy. A simple brush is better than none at all.
Chew sugar-free xylitol gum. If you can’t floss or brush, try chewing some gum with xylitol in it. Xylitol is a sweetener that is natural and does not promote tooth decay. Additionally, it has this cool effect where it helps you actually produce more saliva so your mouth can clean itself easier. Chewing gum helps loosen food particles.
Set reminders on your phone. If I am trying to get into a new habit, setting reminders on my phone really helps. Just set a reminder around the times you normally eat for a couple of weeks until it becomes habit for you. Remember that most of the time it takes at least 30 days for something to become a habit.
Take along a travel size bottle of mouthwash. If you can’t floss or brush, rinsing out your mouth with mouthwash is the next best thing. Get a small travel size and keep refilling it so you don’t have to keep buying a travel size container. Just give a quick rinse after meals and you are good to go. It’s also a bonus for fighting bad breath if you ate something pungent, too.