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Important Things to Remember About Oral Hygiene When Traveling

Posted on 8/15/2017 by Dr. Pickens
 Oral Hygiene Pickens Family Dentistry WA 98662-6467
When going on vacation or taking a road trip, it is pretty likely you are not going to be able to brush your teeth as often as you would if you were at home. Let's be honest here; it might slip your mind because you are too busy having fun. Make yourself a checklist before you head out. Make sure that you have everything you would use at home packed up to go with you.

Helpful Hints to Remind You to Brush Your Teeth While Traveling

Pack extras, such as travel sized toothpaste, toothbrushes and mouthwash, which are easy to pack anywhere. Pack one of each in your checked bags and carry-ons. Sometimes things happen and you don't really want to get stuck with the one they provide in a hotel, or worse, having none at all.

Pack your oral hygiene utensils together in a small bag so you see it and it reminds you to brush. Having bottled water is a good idea if you are unsure about the quality of the tap water. Try to avoid sugar and sweets if you are unable to brush 30-60 minutes after eating them. The last thing you want is for your smile to suffer just because you happen to be traveling.

Traveling changes up your daily routine to the fullest, and no matter how hard you may try to remember everything on the list, you may still forget something. Paying attention to oral hygiene while out and about is still very important. Brushing two times a day, and flossing once a day is still recommended, so don't forget to pack your toothbrush. You can always ask your dentist what they recommend you take with you during your trip. Have a safe trip.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (360) 254-6411 today.

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