If you’re ready to go on an adventure, check out these 7 travel tips for your teeth from Wolter Advanced Dental Care.
What Are 7 Travel Tips For Your Teeth?
- Visit Wolter ADC for a check-up before you go.
- Use a separate pouch to keep your dental care clean.
- Let your toothbrush air-dry.
- Consider a travel toothbrush for your convenience.
- If you forget–don’t worry about toothpaste.
- Look into the local water quality.
- Enjoy the food–but don’t forget to brush.
Visit Wolter Advanced Dental Care For A Dental Exam Before You Go
Do you want to make sure you have a stress- and pain-free vacation? We highly suggest scheduling a routine dental checkup at least four weeks in advance if it’s been over six months since your last appointment. This will give you time to take care of any necessary work, so you can enjoy your vacation and avoid any issues.
When you visit the dentist, you get more than clean, healthy teeth. Regular dental visits are a way to prevent and detect dental diseases. If your mouth does show any signs of disease, your dentist can help you get early treatment. You should have regular dental appointments. Professional cleanings are just as important as brushing and flossing every day. Regular exams can identify problems before they cause unnecessary pain.
Keep Your Toothbrush Clean In A Separate Pouch
It is not recommended to store your toothbrush loose amongst everything else you pack. Instead, disinfect a toiletry bag to keep all of your dental health items in one clean place. A contaminated toothbrush can contain harmful bacteria and viruses that could easily enter your body and result in poor oral health and overall health. Do yourself a favor and make sure your toothbrush is kept clean and hygienic when you are traveling.
Don’t Forget To Let Your Toothbrush Air-Dry
It is not advisable to keep your toothbrush in a damp and enclosed area. The moisture will provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can accumulate in the bristles of your brush. Instead, make sure your toothbrush is completely dry before putting it back in its container. If your toothbrush has been stored in a wet ziplock bag during travel, we recommend that you clean and dry it before using it.
Get A Travel Toothbrush
Travel toothbrushes come in a variety of forms and are usually sold with a travel case for under $6. They might not be as fancy as the electric or ergonomic brush you have at home, but they are less prone to bacteria due to their mobility. Once your trip is over, you can simply discard the toothbrush, with many of them being made from environmentally-friendly materials.
Don’t Worry About Toothpaste (If You Forget It)
Brushing and flossing are the best ways to keep your teeth healthy, but toothpaste can add beneficial minerals and cleaning chemicals to make your teeth smell better and shine. You can usually find toothpaste at convenience stores, and if not, many hotels provide a small tube for free. However, it’s still possible to take care of your teeth without toothpaste. While you’re abroad, just use plain water to brush your teeth like normal and you’ll still be able to maintain a healthy mouth.
Check The Local Water Quality
Certain countries and even some cities in the United States do not have the best water quality, and it’s best to avoid brushing your teeth with the tap water at these locations to avoid irritation or sensitivity. To be on the safe side, use bottled water when brushing and rinsing your teeth.
Enjoy The Food, But Don’t Skip Out On Brushing Your Teeth
A great vacation includes delicious foods, exciting new restaurants, and extravagant desserts. While it’s important to enjoy the cuisine and all that your trip has to offer, make sure to take extra care of your teeth. Many people forget just how much sugar they consume while traveling, and how this increases the amount of bacteria in their mouth. Late nights can cause your teeth to be exposed to sugar for hours, so it’s important to brush and floss between meals when possible.
At Wolter Advanced Dental Care, we provide high-quality, comprehensive dentistry using the latest technology and materials available to ensure the best treatment possible for our patients. Our staff is committed to patient care and comfort and is dedicated to creating an environment that is welcoming, family-friendly, and stress-free. If you are ready for cosmetic or restorative dental care in the Chambersburg, PA area, consider Wolter Advanced Dental Care. Call 717-496-9093 to schedule a consultation today.