Chances are, if you’re preparing for an upcoming vacation, taking care of your teeth is the last thing on your mind. Yet, with a growing emphasis on preventative dental care, dentists encourage patients to stay on top of regular dental checkups. One reason for this is to ensure that vacation time is not interrupted by a toothache or excruciating pain from an abscess or lost filling. In other words, seeing your dentist regularly allows them to spot any problems before they occur. What’s more, in the event that you need to call your dentist while out of town, they are better equipped to help when they have access to current dental records. Consider the following travel tips for teeth, as explained by Colgate.
Keep A Stash of Healthy Snacks
While opting for healthy snacks is always best, it is particularly important when traveling. This is because there are fewer opportunities to stop and brush teeth. A few healthy snack options are raw carrots, broccoli, fruits and water.
Take Advantage of Bathroom Breaks and Brush Your Teeth!
Especially if you’re traveling with children, you’ll need to make occasional stops to use the restroom. As a rule, keep a travel toothbrush or disposable tooth cleaner within reach, so that you can clean your teeth.
Once You’ve Arrived, Devote Ample Time to Your Teeth
If you’ve spent the day in a car or plane, you’ll want to devote ample time cleaning your teeth once you reach your destination. This will ensure that any plaque or bacteria left on teeth and gums will be removed before going to bed.
Scheduling a Vacation? Call Grateful Dental To Set Up An Appointment
If you’ve scheduled a vacation, Dr. Leia Porcaro and the team at Grateful Dental invite you to call us to schedule an appointment. We’ll make sure that your teeth are in top shape before you leave, and you’ll have the peace of mind to make the memories your family deserves!
Marietta, GA 30067