Learn More From Our Saint Louis Dentists About Refreshing Your Smile Mid-day

Written by Dr. Grayem on Mar 1, 2022

We all take the time to thoroughly clean our smiles every morning and night, but did you know that there are also simple steps you can take during the day to boost your oral hygiene? Keep reading to learn more from our Saint Louis dentists

After lunch…

One beneficial thing that you can do for your oral health is to build in a quick smile-refresh to your lunch break. Before you get back into your day, try flossing away dental debris and rinsing your mouth with water or salt water. Your mouth will feel fresher, and your teeth will spend less time coated in harmful sugars and acids.

Every hour…

As you move through your afternoon, make an effort to ensure that you are drinking enough water to stay hydrated and healthy. You may want to set some reminders to drink water on your phone or schedule, or you may benefit from carrying a water bottle with you so that you always have water on hand. The key is to stay ahead of dry mouth, and create a saliva-rich environment in which it is difficult for bacteria to thrive.

Make a plan…

You can also boost your oral health by being thoughtful and purposeful about when and how you consume treats—especially those that include acid and sugars. Generally speaking, it is best for your oral health if you enjoy these things in time-limited sittings, rather than exposing your smile to sugars and acid steadily and consistently.

So, there you have it; these are all steps that you can implement immediately to super-charge your dental routine. As always our Saint Louis dentists are here with more information and support should you need it—just give us a call!