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Tips for Maintaining Oral Hygiene When On Vacation

Posted on 6/3/2024 by Dr. VanBrunt
an apple and a toothbrushGoing on vacation is always a great time to unwind and enjoy a good rest from the hustles and bustles of everyday activities. However, maintaining proper dental care when traveling can be a challenge. You might forget your toothbrush or floss at home, leaving you stranded. Fortunately, we have practical tips to help you keep your teeth healthy when on vacation.

Schedule a Dental Visit Before Traveling

Visit your dentist before booking your trip to ensure a relaxing and fulfilling vacation. In any case, a dental emergency can ruin your holiday and result in costly dental treatments.

Invest in a Dental Hygiene Travel Kit

If you forgot to pack your toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste, visit a local store to purchase a dental hygiene travel kit. Most kits contain a mouthwash, an interdental toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss. Possessing a dental cleaning kit will ensure you keep your teeth healthy even when traveling or on vacation.

Maintain Your Oral Routine

Just because you are on vacation does not mean you abandon your regular oral routine. Buy a new toothbrush and toothpaste from a local store and stick to regular brushing and flossing as usual.

Chew Sugar-Free Gum

If brushing or flossing proves to be impossible when traveling, chewing sugar-free gums can be a viable alternative. Chewing gum ensures adequate saliva production, which can help wash away trapped food particles. It also improves digestion, prevents ear pressure when flying, and maintains your oral microbiome, resulting in optimal dental health.

Drink Plenty of Fluoridated Water

Whether hiking or on a nature trail, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluoridated water to combat bacteria, keep your mouth moist, and eliminate disease-causing bacteria. Fluoridated water can help inhibit bacterial growth, prevent a dry mouth, and keep your breath fresh when traveling or on vacation.

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Going on vacation does not mean skipping your dental routine. Contact us today for more tips on maintaining proper oral hygiene when on vacation.

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