Just because you spend all day at work doesn’t mean you have to skip your brushing! Today, more and more employees are choosing to freshen up their breath and clean their teeth at work. While it may seem strange, brushing at work is a great way to keep your teeth healthy. Learn exactly why it’s so important to brush your teeth at work and what the etiquette calls for when brushing up in a public place.
Why Brushing At Work Is the Way to Go
When you spend most your day in the office, brushing your teeth is usually a good idea, especially for the coffee addicts among us. Not only does coffee stain your teeth, but it can also cause bad breath. And trust us, no one wants to be known as the person with coffee breath in the office. While breath mints and gum can help to cover up the stench, they still don’t help protect your teeth. And many gums contain sugar that may actually worsen your teeth.
Another reason you’ll want to brush up in the office is to make a good first impression. If you’re meeting with clients all day, the last thing you want is to be is caught with stinky breath or food stuck in your teeth. Your smile is the first thing people notice about you, so you want to ensure that it’s ready to dazzle!
When to Brush In the Office
For some reason, brushing your teeth in the office is still controversial. In fact, many people claim to hate it when they walk into a public bathroom and see someone brushing. Personal, at Daxon Dentistry, we don’t understand why! If it were up to us, everyone would brush in the office!
However, on the off chance you don’t work in a dentist office, you might want to be courteous to your coworkers and forgo brushing when others are around, if at all possible.
Other than that, the best time to brush is whenever your teeth are dirty! This usually happens after drinking coffee or sugary drinks and after eating lunch. You may also feel like brushing up before meetings or presentations. It’s really up to you! Just be aware that not everyone is in favor of public brushing. But we think they’re sure to come when they see your sparkling smile.
Keep Your Smile Bright No Matter Where You Are!
Dental hygiene is important no matter where you work. To really boost your smile, schedule your appointment at Daxon Dentistry today! From simple teeth cleanings, to complex dental work, our team is 100 percent dedicated to giving you a smile that shines! Call today to schedule your appointment.