It’s hard to believe we are bidding adieu to the summer and looking ahead to the fall season. With the changing leaves and cooler temperatures comes the busy school season and upcoming holidays. It can be hard to keep up with sometimes. That’s why we wanted to share a few ways for maintaining oral health even when busy. Here are a few tips:
- Use an electric toothbrush
An electric toothbrush is a great way of cleaning your teeth. It may not sound like it can save you time, but you do need to brush for two minutes two times a day. Since most electric toothbrushes come with a timer, it’s a simple way of keeping track of time.
- Pack an oral hygiene kit
If you are not at home often, take your oral hygiene supplies with you. Take a toothbrush, floss, and a small tube of toothpaste. That way, when you have a moment time while on the go, you can do a quick brushing or flossing routine.
- Floss between meals
Many adults struggle with making time for flossing. So, make it easy on yourself by flossing after you eat. It’s a great way of ensuring that you don’t have food in your teeth. Plus, flossing will keep your oral health in great shape.
- Schedule a checkup before it gets busy
You still need to visit the dentist for a checkup, even if you’re looking ahead to a busy fall season. Make your appointment as early on as possible before the holidays hit. It’s easy to put off, but treatments are much easier in the early stages than waiting for an emergency to happen.
- Pack healthy snacks
When you’re busy, your health isn’t always a priority. However, choosing foods that are good for your body also benefits your teeth. So, if you struggle with choosing unhealthy snacks on the go, take a snack pack with you. Cheese, raw veggies, fresh fruits like apples, nuts, and seeds are all good for your teeth. Your smile will thank you!