Where do you spend most of your days?
Whether it’s on a construction site, in a yoga studio, or surrounded by walls in a cubicle, the average American spends at least 34.4 hours working each week. While much of this time is spent focusing on accomplishments, most work days allow for a few breaks throughout the day. These breaks provide an ample opportunity for workers to maintain their oral health discretely, especially with the right products.
If your storage space at work is confined to a desk, locker, or backpack, it’s important that the oral care tools you use are portable and easy to use while traveling. Furthermore, the more discreet these products are, the easier and more convenient it will be to pull them out and use them during your limited break times. Ultimately, keeping travel toothbrushes, portable floss, and easy to carry mouthwashes can really help your teeth shine.
While there are creative variations of travel toothbrushes on the market, two main designs are most common and prevalent. The first of these is the handle-holder design where the toothbrush retracts from a holder which then becomes its extended handle. The second design is modeled after a folding jackknife. In this type of travel toothbrush, the half that contains the brush head folds out like a jackknife, locking into place as a full-size toothbrush.
A prime example of a toothbrush that is perfect for your workplace due to its compact, jackknife-inspired design is the Radius Tour. The Radius Tour features a sleek, rounded appearance, and the outer shell is transparent so you can inspect the toothbrush in its folded position. Free from phthalate, BPA, and latex, this is a simple yet effective option for keeping a toothbrush at work.
For those who prefer the handle and holder design where the toothbrush comes out and becomes the extended handle, this travel toothbrush by Dental Source may be an excellent choice. Even through the dark blue coloring, you can inspect the brush head while it’s in closed form, ensuring that it’s clean and ready to go. Small holes adorn the end to allow air to reach the brush head and keep it sanitary. Easy to use and affordable, these travel toothbrushes by Dental Source may be perfect for your office desk or purse.
A quick flossing session can make a major difference during your workday, even if you only have a minute or two to make it happen. Floss is, by nature, a portable product, but there are still a lot of options and some are more convenient than others. For example, you can choose disposable flossers that feature a small bit of floss supported by a plastic fork. There are even creative options when it comes to the traditional form of dental floss – it can vary in color, flavor, and thickness depending on your needs.
In addition to the traditional dental tools that you may use to keep your teeth clean, there are supplementary options that can also benefit your oral health. These include travel mouthwash bottles, xylitol gum, and accessories like powdered mouthwash.
One of the best ways to ensure your smile stays healthy at the office is to make sure you attend your biannual dental appointments with Dr. Golly. While excellent oral care at home goes a long way, it cannot remove tartar and has other limitations that make dental appointments necessary. Are you ready for your next one? Contact our McMinnville, OR dental team to schedule your next appointment today!