What To Know About Keeping Teeth Safe When You Travel Often
Posted on 1/20/2020 by Dr. J. Derek Tieken
When on either a business trip or just traveling for pleasure, people often find it difficult to pay the required attention to their oral health.
You can never, and you should not, take a break from observing oral health just because you find yourself on the road often. Below are some tips on how to keep your teeth safe when traveling.
Suggestions For Oral Care While On The Road
When packing toothbrushes, you should ensure that the bag you put them has enough room for good air circulation. It is advisable to use a clean bag with good ventilation. It is also important to always keep your toothbrush dry as a constantly wet brush breeds bacteria. Before packing the toothbrush, ensure that is drained of all the water first.
You should also ensure proper hygienic handling of the toothbrush. You may consider carrying with you a portable hygiene product such as a tooth flosser or even a collapsible toothbrush. Before brushing teeth or having a dental floss, it is advisable for one to properly wash their hands. Ensure that you have access to clean water for brushing.
Additionally, you may consider packing some tooth treats such as sugarless gum for use after meals. This will enable the stimulation of saliva production, which plays a major role in cleaning the teeth. Food particles that breed bacteria tend to stick to the gums and between the teeth. Chewing sugarless gums will boost saliva production for the cleaning of the teeth.
When you travel, you may get carried away and forget to watch what you consume. The amount of sugar you take in should be monitored at all times as every intake can make a difference to your oral health. Before traveling, we advise on visiting our clinic for a checkup to ensure that everything is in order in terms of your oral health. You should also schedule a checkup when you get back so that any problems can be fixed before they become serious. Get in touch with us for more oral tips on how to observe oral hygiene while on the road.
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