Life Hacks That Can Actually Help Improve Your Oral Health
If you have spent any time on the internet in the last decade, then you have likely read plenty about supposed “life hacks,” the simple changes you can make that result in a big outcome. At California Dental Group, we want to share a few life hacks that can help you improve your overall oral health. Remember to contact us at (800) 407-0161 if you have questions or want to set up an appointment for a dental cleaning and exam.
Use a Straw
Ideally, you would be skipping all beverages with added sugar as they can cause decay and contribute to gum disease. That said, if you would like to enjoy the occasional soda or sweetened iced coffee, consider drinking those beverages out of a straw.
This significantly reduces the amount of time that the sugar has to come into contact with your teeth and your tooth enamel. This prevents both the sugar and any acid in the beverages from causing serious issues. As an added bonus, if you have sensitive teeth, this is a great way to make it more comfortable to drink your favorite drinks.
Hide a Toothbrush and Toothpaste at Work
There is a lot of stress put on brushing twice daily but remember that is the minimum that we recommend you brush. The truth is that you should be brushing after every meal – but that can be hard if you are at the office all day. That’s why this life hack can change your life: take a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste to work.
Not only does this help you get into the habit of brushing after lunch, but if you have a surprise meeting right after eating a stinky meal, you can easily freshen your breath and have one less thing to worry about.
Tie Your Floss in a Circle
If you floss the way most people were taught to floss, then it is likely you loop the floss around your fingers. This can help provide good grip and control, but it can also squeeze your fingers hard enough to reduce circulation. The simple answer? Tie your floss into a circle. This allows you to hold it comfortably, to move it around as needed, and does not hurt your fingers.
Visit Your Dentist
The best life hack you can follow to keep your teeth in great shape is to visit your dentist at least every six months. At California Dental Group, we look forward to helping you keep your teeth in great shape. Call us now to make an appointment, and remember that we offer financing options for those without insurance.