How To Make Brushing Your Teeth In Public Less Embarrassing


You are supposed to brush your teeth when you wake up and before you go to sleep. You are also supposed to brush your teeth after every meal and snack. The problem with the need to brush your teeth is that you are not always at home. What do you do when you are away from your home all day? You either go all day without brushing or you find a way to awkwardly brush your teeth in public. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make brushing your teeth in public less embarrassing.

Keep it Small and Simple

If you have an electric toothbrush at home, chances are pretty good you love that toothbrush. Carrying your hefty and noisy toothbrush around with you all day can be pretty inconvenient. You are much better off investing in a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste to carry with you for a quick cleanup when you are not home. You can keep your travel-sized products in your desk drawer, purse, makeup bag, or briefcase.

Avoid Making a Special Trip For Brushing Your Teeth

One of the reasons why brushing your teeth feels so awkward in public is because you make a special slot in your day to stop what you are doing and go brush your teeth. Just take your toothbrush and toothpaste with you when you go to the bathroom. As long as you have access to a sink and some soap for your hands, you are good to go.

Be Mindful About It

When you are brushing your teeth at home, it is your bathroom for you to take as much time as you need to get cleaned up. When you are in public, you are sharing the bathroom with other people. You need to be mindful about the other people in the bathroom. You can do this by brushing your teeth a little faster than you normally would if you were at home.

Remember Something is Better Than Nothing

In a perfect world, you are going to get to go in a bathroom by yourself and take all of the time you need to clean up every time you eat or drink something. You would have room to brush, floss, and rinse your mouth. You have to keep in mind that doing something to clean your teeth after you eat is better than doing nothing at all. If you are not able to brush your teeth, flossing or quickly rinsing with mouthwash is better than nothing.

In the end, you have to try not to let what other people think about you brushing your teeth in public bother you so much. Just remind yourself that you are taking care of your oral health and that is all that really matters to you (and your dentist). 

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During pregnancy, expectant mothers have to deal with a host of changes to their bodies. I was surprised to learn that part of those changes is to your dental health. I was not aware that hormonal changes could mean an increased risk of gum infection and other dental problems. Luckily for me, my dentist was prepared to handle any problems that I experienced during my pregnancy. I created this blog to help other expectant mothers understand the changes that their dental health could experience throughout their pregnancies and the possible ramifications those changes could have on their pregnancies and the health of their unborn children.

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