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How to maintain oral hygiene when you are travelling?

by Vijay Ramasundaram Springvale Dental Clinic

If you are planning to travel, it can be quite challenging to keep up with proper oral hygiene depending on your schedule. However, having a busy schedule is no excuse for not taking proper care of your oral hygiene. Whether you are travelling abroad or pulling an all-nighter at your office, keeping your teeth clean and healthy must be a priority. Do not use "I am not in a bathroom" as a mere excuse.  Here are several ways that you can maintain your oral hygiene while travelling.

-          Visit your dentist for a check-up

Before you go, inform your dentist that you will be travelling. In case you are due for your dental check-up, it is wise that you go earlier so that if you have any dental issues, they can be resolved before travelling. If you are travelling for a long period of time, it is very important that you have a full oral check-up before you leave.

-          Stock up on your oral hygiene supplies

Stock up all the dental care supplies that you may need while you are away. You will possibly be able to find the basics such as toothpaste and toothbrush,but you may want to carry the items that you regularly use at home. This isespecially if it took you long to find your favourite toothpaste flavour.

-          Keep the sugar on the down low

Going for a vacation may be a good excuse for eating lots of sugar for a majority of people. That said, sugary treats can do great harm to your teeth and gums. Try keeping the sugary treats and snacks to a minimum. Always keep in mind that every other time you expose your teeth to sugar, you are inviting in tooth decay.

-          Consider brushing with bottled water

This depends on where you intend to travelto. Brushing your teeth with bottled water will help you minimise the possibilities of getting sick while you maintain your dental hygiene.

-          Ventilate your toothbrush

Having a toothbrush holder that has no holes locks in moisture which leads to bacteria growth. Always keep your toothbrush in a large container to keep it ventilated.

-          Always use approved dental tools

In case you forgot your toothbrush back at homeyou can rinse away the extensive number of bacteria with water and a washcloth. However, it always advisable that you find the nearest drugstore and buy toothpaste and toothbrush to maintain proper dental care.

-          Pack an Extra

There are high chances of losing your toothbrush while travelling, and in most cases, those stocked by the hotel may be too firm for your gums. Ensure that you always pack an extra toothbrush to keep you covered.

 Bottom Line

Travelling can be a hectic experience,and it’s so easy to focus on your new schedule and forget about your daily brushing and flossing. Most people suffer from severe dental problems just because of neglecting their dental hygiene while travelling. This doesn’t have to be the case for you, follow the simple tips above and maintain a healthy smile.

For more tips on how to maintain your smile healthy and keep your teeth strong schedule a dental appointment with one of our dentist at Springvale Dental Clinic. Feel free to give us a call!


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Created on Apr 23rd 2018 17:55. Viewed 135 times.

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