SUMMER HAS ARRIVED and we all know what that means-spontaneous trips, fun getaways, and family vacations! And like everyone else we are super excited. As fun as summer can be with all the great things you can enjoy, as dental professionals, we don’t want you to forget to keep up on your oral hygiene. Follow these helpful suggestions to keep your teeth radiant and healthy, even while out enjoying your summer time fun!
Have a Dental Checkup Before Leaving Town
There is nothing that can botch a great vacation as fully as a dental emergency or a toothache. In addition, based on where you’re traveling to, you may find it very hard to get the appropriate treatment needed.It is most fitting to get your teeth examined prior to any excursion to make sure all is in top-notch condition!
During your visit, your dentist will review any tooth reconstruction, like crowns or fillings, are securely in place, in addition to your routine cleaning and checking for cavities and other possible dental concerns. If flying untreated cavities or vulnerable dental work can be at fault for pain caused, so prevent this possibility taking care of them ahead of time!
Be Mindful of What You Eat When Traveling
Great food is one of the many reasons we take trips! However, its quite easy to go overboard. As a reminder when traveling this summer to eat snacks and sweets within a reasonable amount, and don’t forget to bring sugarless chewing gum for after eating. Research shows that chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating can help prevent cavities!
Make Your Oral Hygiene Habit
ILeaving behind your daily life and obligations for a short time is what vacations are for. It’s essential that you do not your oral hygiene be left behind at home. Preserving healthy teeth is something that requires daily care, so don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss are at the top of your list!
Brief tip: Be sure to keep your toothbrush in a case or bag that is ventilated. If you are going to use a brush head cover or have to store it in a a bag without ventilation, let your toothbrush dry totally before putting it away. Doing this will decrease the bacteria accumulated on your toothbrush.
Unsure of what to pack for your trip? Check out this video for a few helpful packing tips:
We hope these suggestions will help you keep your teeth protected even while on your trip. Having your teeth taken care of and ready for summer will allow you to have a lot more fun. Hoping you have an amazing summer and safe travels to all of our amazing patients!
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.