Do You Brush While At Work?
You brush at home before you leave for work and right before you go to bed; but what about after lunch? More than three-fourths of American’s eat two or more times per day at work., and only 14% brush during work hours. Since most people spend a third of each weekday in the office, those lapse in oral care can really add up. Meals, snacks, and sugary beverages during the day can contribute to a lot of plaque and can increase the chance of tooth decay and even gum disease. Hendersonville Dentist recommends brushing on the job to definitely reduce bacteria.
Tips For Brushing At Work
- Keep a toothbrush at your desk–leaving a toothbrush at the office increases the likelihood of brushing by 65%.
- Brush immediately after lunch—before checking emails, starting work or attending meetings.
- Ensure you are drying your toothbrush after each use and store it in a travel container.
- Replace your office toothbrush more often than your toothbrush at home to avoid bacteria buildup.
Need another reason to brush at work? Most co-workers indicate that one of the least attractive traits about their co-workers is bad breath. You don’t want to be known as “the one who has terrible breath” at the office.