3 Tricks of Oral Care on the Run
Oral issues don’t wait until it’s convenient to crop up. You can get bad
breath, somethin...
In extreme cases, some people have found that taking a rubber band, stretching it until it thins and using
that like floss...
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3 Tricks of Oral Care on the Run

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Oral issues don’t wait until it’s convenient to crop up. You can get bad breath, something caught between your teeth, or stranded spending a night without toothpaste at any time. When you’re on the run without the right tools, you feel naked. You feel helpless.

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3 Tricks of Oral Care on the Run

  1. 1. 3 Tricks of Oral Care on the Run Oral issues don’t wait until it’s convenient to crop up. You can get bad breath, something caught between your teeth, or stranded spending a night without toothpaste at any time. When you’re on the run without the right tools, you feel naked. You feel helpless. You need immediate attention, but don’t know where to find it when you didn’t bring mints, floss, or toothpaste. That doesn’t mean you’re helpless though. You just need alternative methods of getting the same job done. The following are a few ways to get the same job done with more improvised tools when convenience abandons you. Fight That Bad Breath First, control bad breath on the run with a spoon. This is a real thing. If you taste a foul stench in your mouth, you can lessen that stench when you don’t have a toothbrush or mints to do the job for you. Here’s how you do it. Take a spoon into the bathroom with you. Using the scraping edge, scrape your tongue several times and rinse to lessen the odor. Halitosis causing bacteria rests on the top of your tongue. When it gets bad, you can see a layer of these bacteria sitting on your tongue. You can tell it’s there because it forms an unnatural white color on your tongue. Ask Dentists in McPherson about it if you’re skeptical that it does this. That said, not all bad breath is visible. Even if there’s no physical evidence of their existence, your breath can still stink of them. Even if you don’t see the physical evidence, scrapping your tongue several times will help you remove the invisible menace. Scrape several times and wash off the spoon between scrapes. Afterwards, rinse out your mouth with water to remove the lingering bacteria that was dislodged. Your breath will recover enough for a meeting. Next, pick food out of your teeth on the run with a variety of tools. Sometimes you’ll find a popcorn kernel, sticky end of a Milk Dud, or any number of things stuck between your teeth and you won’t have floss. In these cases, there are a number of different things you can try. Paper clips can be bent and used to try and scrape them out (though these can be rough on your teeth and gross). Thin string can be substituted for floss on the run. Stick it between your pearly whites to help; much like Dentists in McPherson would do when demonstrating how to floss at an appointment.
  2. 2. In extreme cases, some people have found that taking a rubber band, stretching it until it thins and using that like floss will work as well. This method is fraught with peril and should only be used as a last resort. Finally, you can clean your teeth with fruit and vegetables. Believe it or not, if you find yourself without a toothbrush and toothpaste one evening, try eating a hard fruit or vegetable. Harder fruits and vegetables scrape away plaque as you bite into them. Apples, carrots, and celery all keep a stiff edge that can scrape your teeth clean as you bite down. Not only are you providing your body with natural and needed vitamins, but you’re also removing that plaque. Your body washes it away with saliva as you eat. Your saliva passes between your teeth, wiping away the dislodged plaque. The combination of fruits, vegetables, and saliva will help you survive for an evening when you don’t have access to your brush and paste. Your oral care doesn’t have to suffer from a lack of traditional tools. All you need is to know what other tools can be used temporarily to accomplish the same goal. Photo Credit: http://sprites.comohacerpara.com/, http://1.bp.blogspot.com/

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