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How to care for your teeth on-the-go

December 08, 2022
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Everyone knows oral care is essential, but only some take care of their teeth as well as they should. You probably care for your teeth twice every day – during the morning and night. But should you leave your oral care till you’re at home? Or is it something that you should care for on the go?

Do you want to have quality teeth throughout your life and don’t want to suffer from gum or teeth-related issues? Then you’ll need to care for your mouth throughout the day. Remember to visit your dentist for regular dental cleaning sessions.

Let’s see why.


Can Oral Care Wait Till You Get Home? 

Your oral care routine probably consists of brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day. You may also visit the dentist for dental checkups at least twice a year. But that’s not enough to prevent cavities from forming or thwart gum disease. You could be someone who needs to spend the day running errands, or you might have a professional life that keeps you busy. Even if that’s the case, you shouldn’t avoid oral care.

But why is having a sparkling smile so important in the first place? When your oral health is maintained, you’ll always be presentable. You don’t have to worry about bad breath or unclean teeth embarrassing you. Even if you need to attend a meeting last minute at work or find yourself suddenly invited to a party, your oral health won’t worry you.

Caring For Your Teeth On The Go 

There are a few simple things that you can do to care for your teeth throughout the day. One of these is drinking a lot of water. When you drink more water, you rinse away any food particles that might be present in your mouth. Sugars, as well as acids from juices, coffee, and even soft drinks, can be removed.

It would be best if you kept some gum that’s sugar-free with you. Did you know chewing gum is actually good for your teeth? Chewing gum activates the production of saliva. Saliva is necessary to neutralize acids and keep your mouth moist. It would also help to brush your teeth after each meal, including lunch. You can bring a special travel toothbrush with you to brush your teeth if you’re away from home.

In addition to this, you can also eat snacks that are considered detergent food. These kinds of food help keep your teeth clean and are great for oral health. Apples, carrots, celery, and cucumbers are the most popular kinds of detergent foods that you can try.

Also, remember that you shouldn’t put things in your mouth, such as pen caps. Only use toothpicks to clean your teeth, or clean them when you’re flossing.

How To Keep Your Breath Fresh On The Go 

One way to make your breath fresh is by chewing gum that’s sugar-free. When you chew gum, this helps your mouth produce more saliva. This can allow you to keep your breath fresh. Even healthy snacks like carrots and apples can help you keep your breath clean. Firm vegetables can act as tongue scrubbers and help remove plaque from the teeth. Mints can also help you keep your breath fresh.

It would help if you also kept teeth wipes with you. These are particularly good for emergencies. Tea, like peppermint tea, is particularly good at keeping the breath fresh. If you want to avoid bad breath, then choose tea over alcohol. Chewing on fresh herbs can also help you keep your breath fresh. For lunch, pick something that comes with fresh herbs, such as parsley or mint.

Another way to keep your breath fresh on the go is by using a tongue scraper. Keep a tongue scraper in your travel oral care kit.


When you take care of your oral health, you ensure that you have clean teeth and fresh breath all the time. There are several things that you can do to maintain good oral health. But when you care for your oral health on the go, you ensure that your teeth and gums are better protected in the longer run. This guide details how you can make that happen. Need to schedule a dental cleaning, contact Ashraf Dentistry today!

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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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