Tips for Smile Health Even While on Vacation

June 29, 2018

Olathe, Kansas is a wonderful town, but sometimes a family just needs to see some new landscape. Summer vacations may mean loading the family in the car for a short road trip to a nearby destination, maybe a trip farther away in a plane, or maybe just the parents getaway. Whatever type of vacation (or even business trip) you go on, it is important to remember that you still have to take care of your oral health. Harmful oral bacteria never takes a break, which means when it comes to your oral health, you can’t either.

Efficient Packing

Packing can be challenging when you have a houseful of people all doing it. Lists for each person can be a helpful way to not forget anything. Travel-size mouthwash, toothpaste, and floss are usually enough and are typically appropriate to pack for the airport’s liquid rules. Using a travel cap for your toothbrush is a great way to keep it clean and undamaged.

Keep a Routine

Great, efficient packing where you remember everything is useless if you don’t remember to use what you packed .Abandoning routines is often the biggest thrill of a vacation, but your oral hygiene routine should stay intact. Even going one day without brushing your teeth can give plaque a chance to turn into tartar, which must be removed professionally and can lead to tooth decay.

Visit the Dentist Beforehand

If you have a trip on the calendar, plan a visit to the dentist before you go. Your dentist is on the lookout for any potential problem. Treating something minor before your trip can help prevent something major and unavoidable happening during your trip. For example, your dentist may spot tooth decay before it turns into a vacation-ruining toothache and cavity.

Are You Going On Vacation This Summer?

Keeping your smile healthy is important even when you aren’t at home. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities