October 30, 2018
That onion on your sandwich at lunch may have been tasty for you, but it might not be so enjoyable for your co-workers later on. Or how about the time you had that popcorn in the break room as a snack and that shell got stuck in your teeth? Your tooth felt uncomfortable all afternoon! Wouldn’t it be nice to have the tools to solve your dental problems at work? Here are some tips from your dentist in Fremont for managing your oral health when you’re on the job.
Bring the Right Tools with You
Make sure you keep floss, a toothbrush, and a little toothpaste in your desk. Getting into the habit of brushing your teeth after lunch not only does a favor for your co-workers, it’s also a bonus for your oral health.
Although you may not floss your teeth every day after lunch, having floss in your desk is handy for those times when there is something uncomfortable stuck in between your teeth.
Avoid Junk Food
Eating those sugary treats or starchy snacks like potato chips or bagels do a number on your teeth. Starchy snacks tend to stick to your teeth longer than necessary, and they convert to sugar, which then has the opportunity to cause tooth decay.
Instead, brings some apples or carrots as a good alternative for your afternoon snack. Both your body and your teeth will thank you!
Drink Lots of Water
You may need your coffee to get your day started; however, water is your best bet for staying hydrated throughout the day. It also helps to wash away the food debris that might be remaining in your mouth after lunch.
You might also consider chewing sugarless gum after lunch. This helps keep your saliva flowing to wash away food particles and assist in digestion.
Your dentist in Fremont is happy to answer any additional questions you may have about your oral health or taking care of it at work. Give us a call today!
About James Block Dentistry
Dr. James Block provides comprehensive and high-quality dental care to patients residing in Fremont, CA. He follows in both his father and grandfather’s footsteps in providing comfortable dental care with kindness and compassion.
Patients will also find advanced services such as treatment with as focus in neuromuscular dentistry at our practice that they may not find anywhere else.
If you would like to contact Dr. Block, he can be reached by calling 510-793-0801 or through his website.
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