7 Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Schedule a Check Up

Those pesky dental problems always seem to crop up at the most inopportune times.  We see patients each week who panic because they’re leaving for a trip in the next few days or have an important upcoming event. Prevention is key.  By scheduling a check up every six months we can identify dental problems before they start hurting and often times the treatment is quicker and easier to treat.  

Dental Emergencies

If you find yourself out of town and experiencing a dental emergency, don’t hesitate to call our office. We can either help you over the phone or refer you to a dentist in your area.

Pack Your Dental Necessities

We switched from the disposable goody bags not only to reduce waste, but to give you the perfect travel case for your toothbrush.  Make sure to pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss!

Chew Gum

Believe it or not, chewing sugar free gum with the ADA seal not only helps to relieve ear pressure during a flight, but it also can keep cavities at bay.  It works by stimulating saliva flow, which helps to wash away food and neutralize the cavity causing bacteria in your mouth.

Brush with Bottled Water

If you’re in a country with compromised water, don’t forget to use bottled water when brushing too.  

Return to Your Routine

We understand if you let your routine go or indulged in too many sugary treats while on vacation. What’s important is you return to your routine when you get home.  Remember, brush twice a day for two minutes and floss once a day.

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