Busy moms (& dads) throughout the Treasure Valley know life can be a circus act trying to balance carpools, playdates, errands, and jobs. Its also just as hard to find time for ourselves during all this hustle and bustle of everyday tasks often making it harder to remember to care for our teeth and gums.
Below are some important tips from your Boise dentist to help incorporate proper Boise dental hygiene into your daily schedule:
Drink plenty of water. Keep a water bottle on hand. Staying hydrated has multiple health benefits, including weight loss, and flushing out toxins, while boosting productivity in addition to clearing the mouth of unwanted bacteria.
Always be prepared. Keep travel-sized Boise dental items like a toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash in your purse or bag. Other handy items to have are hand wipes, deodorant, bandages and sunscreen. You never know when having them can help to prevent a minor disaster.
Keep healthy snacks within reach. Instead of relying on a vending machines or a empty calorie drive-thru’s when you’re running low on energy, keep the following stashes of healthier options in your purse or car:
Use fluoride rinses. A nightly fluoride rinse strengthens teeth, reducing the risk of Boise dental cavities.
Drink sugary beverages with a straw. Your Boise dentist recommends using a straw when drinking sugary beverages like soft drinks so that the sugar you doesn’t come in contact with teeth. Finishing it off with a couple swallows of water will also help to wash away the sugar from your mouth as well.
Chew gum. Sugar free gum with sugar substitute Xylitol helps to kill bacteria in the mouth following meals. It also helps to pull food particles from the teeth while promoting saliva flow to help neutralize acids.
Educate your children. Make sure your kids know about smart eating choices while practicing good Boise dental habits. By educating them they will feel more encouraged to maintain healthier lifestyles.