3 Oral Healthcare Changes For Busy Lifestyles

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Proper oral healthcare is an important part of daily life that keeps cavities, teeth stains, and oral infections away.  While dental hygiene isn't hard, you might feel rushed trying to fit all of those steps into a busy workday. But there are a few oral healthcare changes that can keep your teeth healthy even as your life grows busier.

Timed Electronic Toothbrush

An electric toothbrush with a soft-bristled head helps you ensure that the teeth are thoroughly cleaned without using so much pressure that your gums bleed. However, using an electronic toothbrush while trying to multitask and get dressed or wash the dishes can result in you becoming distracted and brushing your teeth for 10 times as long as you need to.

The easy solution? Purchase a timed electronic toothbrush. These toothbrushes have a timer set for two minutes that will cause the brush to either beep or shut off when the time is up. You will still need to remember to move the brush to each section of teeth, but you won't have to worry about over-brushing and causing damage to your gums or enamel.

Water-Spray Flosser

Flossing string can be difficult to use quickly without accidentally cutting your gums at the bottom or failing to clean between rear teeth thoroughly. Floss on handles, called flossers, can be easier for some people to use but not everyone. But a water-spray flosser is one of the fastest and easiest ways to floss when you're in a hurry.

An electronic floss arm hooks up to a water tank outfitted with a variety of pressure and pulsation settings. You select the settings, hold the end of the flosser arm in front of the area you want to floss and turn the machine on. Repeat the process until you've flossed between all of your teeth and gently massaged the gums around your mouth.

Dental Wipes

Dental wipes are often sold for use on babies too fussy to undergo gum brushing. But adult versions of dental wipes are becoming more popular thanks to the teeth-whitening craze.

Each dental wipe has a moistened solution similar to toothpaste that can help wipe clean the surface of the teeth. While the wipes shouldn't replace your twice-a-day brushing, the product can come in handy after you have a cup of coffee during the drive to work and want to keep coffee stains off the surface of your teeth.

Remember to contact your dentist if you have any questions and for more tips for better oral heath.