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Traveling and Toothcare - What You Need to Know


Posted on 4/20/2018 by Kooning Family Dentistry
Toothcare Kooning Family Dentistry OR 97035There are some very important things to keep in mind when you are traveling. Taking care of your teeth is not always the easiest thing to do.

Between time actually traveling, such as in the car or on an airplane or train, and time getting settled at your different destinations, you can sometimes overlook caring for your teeth. Instead of doing that, make them a priority.

Pack an oral hygiene bag and let your teeth be one of the focal points of any trip you make.

What to Bring When Traveling to Help Care for Your Teeth

Obviously, when you travel, you need to include things like a tube of toothpaste and a new toothbrush. However, do not skip over things like a fresh container of floss and a small bottle of mouthwash that is considered safe to travel with (if going by air).

You may also want to consider bringing a bit of dental wax with you in case you chip or crack a tooth. It is always better to be prepared.

You should also make sure to pack things for if you cannot brush at regular intervals. This can include small snacks like carrots, apples, and celery.

Plus, it can also include things like sugarless gum. This helps to clean off your teeth, even if you cannot brush when you otherwise would. Neglecting your teeth when you travel is never a good idea. If you know or even suspect you may be busy, then take precautions.

Set up a bag of essentials and put it in your luggage before you head out the door. Oral health is a balance you need to try and maintain. If you want the most out of your travels without worrying as much about your teeth, call on us for a checkup before you head off on your next trip.
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