Vacation travel allows you to forget about your everyday problems and relax. But don’t forget about your dental health while you’re on vacation. In this dental health education article, we offer tips to keep your teeth healthy while you’re away from home.
Pack What You Need
Preparation is the key to any successful trip. You must pack everything you need. When you’re packing up, don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and any other items you use to clean your teeth. If you forget to pack something – don’t fret! Toothbrushes and toothpaste are readily available in most places around the world. Just remember to buy a toothbrush, toothpaste, or whatever you need and use them while you’re traveling.
Got your toothbrush packed? Great! You’re already ahead of the curve. But you also need to consider how you’re transporting your toothbrush. At home, allowing your toothbrush to air dry after use is essential to avoid bacterial growth. When traveling, try to air dry your toothbrush whenever possible after use. It also may be best to use a disposable plastic bag for transporting your toothbrush rather than a toiletry case that has been used countless times.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain or another dental health issue while abroad, but you’re not sure if it’s an emergency, call your dentist and see what they recommend. They will be able to tell you whether you should wait until you return home or seek immediate dental care.
Minnesota Dental Clinic
Smiles for Life offers cosmetic and family dental care to patients throughout the Twin Cities area. Dr. Tim Brooks has been treating patients for years and has the skills needed to address your dental health issue. We make it a point to treat every patient that walks through our doors with the respect and care they deserve.
So whether you need to schedule a routine appointment, or you’re experiencing a dental health issue, we’ve got you covered at Smiles for Life. Contact our team to set up your appointment with Dr. Brooks today.