Dentist 21742 | Oral Hygiene at Work

Dentist Hagerstown, MD

Do you brush your teeth after lunch? If you’re one of the millions of people who work outside the home, chances are you don’t have the time or resources to brush during the day. However, not being able to brush doesn’t mean you can’t protect your teeth at work.

Grab a drink of water. When you finish eating, get a drink of water. Swish the water around in your mouth, then spit or swallow it. Water helps to remove small particles of food that can remain on your teeth after your meal or snack.

Chew sugarless gum. There are certain types of sugarless gum that are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) as good for your oral health. The reason for this is that chewing stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth. That saliva washes away food particles and helps to neutralize acids on your teeth.

Limit time drinking coffee or soda. Coffee, soda, tea, and many other beverages contain high levels of sugars and acids. The more time you spend sipping your drink, the longer your teeth are exposed to these sources of decay. Instead of spending an hour taking small swallows, drink quickly to limit exposure, then rinse your mouth or switch to water to help counteract the effects.

Brush and floss when you can. Try to keep to a regular routine of good oral hygiene practices when you are at home. Brush at least twice daily, for two full minutes each time. Floss or use an interdental cleaner of your choice once a day. Keep your recommended appointments to have your teeth cleaned and evaluated by our team.

Taking care of your teeth doesn’t have to interrupt your workday. Keeping these simple tips in mind can help protect your mouth from tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health issues.

To learn more ways to preserve your oral health, talk to our team during your visit. Contact our office to schedule your next appointment today.

Fountainhead Dentistry
18638 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 797-6950

Circle Line Bottom

Latest Hagerstown, MD NEWS

Candy Hearts - Hagerstown Dentist

5 TIPS FOR HEALTHY TEETH THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

February is the month of love, roses, and boxes of chocolate. We all have our favorite way of enjoying Valentine’s Day’s sweet treats. Dr. Allan Seidman prefers his chocolate frozen solid – whi…

Welcome Dr. Lara Seidman to Fountainhead Dentistry in Hagerstown MD

Welcoming Dr. Lara Seidman

JULY 15, 2019

Dr. Lara Seidman is very excited to join Fountainhead Dentistry! Dr. Seidman was born and raised in Hagerstown, while completing her undergraduate and graduate training in Baltimore. Dr. Seidman…

Contact OUR HAGERSTOWN OFFICE

Hagerstown, MD Dentist
18638 Crestwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742
(301) 797-6950