Busy people always seem to become busier, because they are efficient at getting things done. However, sometimes it’s at the price of normal, everyday things, like oral hygiene. If you are busy doing something out of your ordinary routine, like moving, you are more likely to have little time to dedicate to looking after general health.
There’s no reason you’ll have to compromise on your oral hygiene, even when you are busy moving, or doing just about anything else. It’s simply a matter of planning and finding a regular space for oral looking after your teeth and gums.
Keep up a regular routine
People, like you, who are busy packing up and moving, need to know exactly where to be when and what to do when they’re there. This means making lists, drawing up schedules and having certain regular routines. This should make it easy to slot your oral hygiene into the mix.
You are most likely to have a morning and evening routine, including a specific time to wake up and go to bed. Find a time in your usual routine to brush and floss. This would work best while you are washing in the morning and evening, or just after a meal.
When you are moving, you may find you have to keep irregular times, but keep up the regular routine and you’ll maintain your oral health.
Keep an oral hygiene kit in your travel bag
Being a mover can also mean traveling. When you are busy moving, you may find yourself at different locations at times. Wherever you end up, you’ll need to brush your teeth, following the same routine as at home. The problem is that you may not have everything for oral hygiene with you. It’s easy to forget to grab your toothbrush as you leave, or to drop the floss as you’re packing. This could mean a day or two without proper oral care, or having to rush off to the shops to buy a toothbrush.
The easy solution is to keep a full oral hygiene kit in your travel bag. Make sure you have a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, which will be ready for you when you arrive at your destination.
Visit the dentist regularly
No personal oral hygiene is complete without visiting the dentist. This needs to be done regularly. Don’t wait until you have a problem: a sore tooth, or even a cavity. Visit your dentist at least once a year, so that you’ll know everything is on track. You should also visit the oral hygienist regularly, as clean teeth are easier to keep clean.
Moving doesn’t just happen off the cuff. You’ll always have some form of notice. Find out when the move will happen and schedule a dentist’s visit well before the date. This means you won’t need to worry about your oral health during the stressful process to come.
Keep everything you need at hand in your bathroom
When you’re busy moving and organizing everything around you, you can’t afford to waste time looking for things, especially normal, everyday things like a toothbrush. To make your life easier, make sure all you need for your oral hygiene is kept together, close at hand in your bathroom. This’ll make sure you can stick to your routine without wasting time.
Keep the basics at work
When you’re moving, you may very likely have to keep working. You may even be likely to spend long hours at work. This often means early mornings and even late nights, which can interrupt your normal routine. The easy solution is to keep a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss at work. If you are stuck in the office, you can keep up with your oral hygiene.
Use the correct technique
Brushing and flossing is not as simple as putting the toothbrush in your mouth and scrubbing away, then taking the floss and pulling it between your teeth. You could damage your gums if you brush and floss too hard, or perhaps not even remove all the plaque.
Ask your dentist to show you the correct technique for brushing and flossing. This will then be a guide you can follow, eventually without even thinking about it, which will make oral hygiene in the middle of your busy life and busy move easier and more efficient.
Establish a regular regime
Once you know what the correct technique is for brushing and flossing, set up a regime of oral hygiene for yourself. Establish what pattern of using mouthwash, toothbrush and floss works best for you and make sure you follow it morning and evening. This will take less time and make sure you keep up your oral hygiene wherever you are and however busy you are.
Professional guidance for people who went through cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers, dental bonding, whitening, implants and more, and the ones who need comprehensive dental care during a busy move, should consider consulting dental experts like Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor. An experienced team can help ensure your oral health remains a top priority even amidst the chaos of relocation.
To wrap it up
In the midst of the whirlwind of a move, prioritizing your oral health might seem like just another task on your ever-growing to-do list. However, neglecting your dental hygiene can have long-term consequences that you’d rather avoid. By incorporating these simple strategies into your bustling schedule, you can seamlessly maintain your oral health during this transitional phase. Remember, your busy lifestyle shouldn’t equate to compromised oral hygiene. With a bit of planning, dedication, and a well-equipped oral hygiene kit, you’ll ensure that your smile remains radiant and your oral well-being stays intact, even amidst the chaos of a move. So, as you navigate through this transformative journey, don’t forget to give your oral health the attention it deserves – a healthy smile is a small yet significant victory you can carry with you to your new chapter.
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