Going on vacation is an exciting time. Getting ready with great enthusiasm and enjoyment, means the last thing you are probably thinking about is your teeth. However, this should be one of the first things you think about because if you develop a toothache or an emergency issue with your teeth whilst out of the country or far away from your regular dentist, you may find visiting an emergency dentist quite pricey, not to mention inconvenient. We have put together a handy little guide to help you get the best from your vacation and avoid any tooth problems along the way!
Visit Your Dentist Before You Go Away
This may be easier said than done, but it is definitely worth considering. Time may be of the essence, and if you are not a great planner, your vacation may be just around the corner before you have even considered a visit to your dentist. Therefore, to avoid that in the future, when you are sorting out then dates for your vacation, why not schedule an appointment with your dentist shortly before that? That way you can be sure your teeth have been checked and are fine, and you can get on with the complicated business of enjoying yourself!
Don’t Overdo The Sugar
You may be on vacation, but you still need to think a little bit about what enters your mouth. Many people relax their lifestyle as well as their diet on holiday and eat goodies laden with sugar. This is inviting trouble into your life. Just be a little more cautious on your sugar intake and you will avoid dental issues, emergency composite fillings and toothache whilst away.
Play Safe With Your Toothbrush
Your toothbrush is sacred, and you need to treat it as such. Ensure it is kept in a sealed container or Ziploc bag when travelling if you haven’t got a travel toothbrush holder. It’s also a good idea to take a replacement just in case. Once you are at your destination, allow your toothbrush to dry properly to minimize germs.
Don’t Drink The Water
If the water is not good for drinking on your vacation, then it is not good to put in your mouth when cleaning your teeth. Ensure you clean your teeth with bottled water.
Don’t Forget The Mouthwash
Using a good oral mouthwash is not only a bonus for your teeth, it also keeps your breath nice and fresh. You may forget to bring your floss with you, but mouthwash is the next best thing.
Chew That Gum
Sugarless chewing gum can help to keep your teeth white and clean until you can clean them properly with a toothbrush and toothpaste. This is great for long-haul flights.
Road Trip Heaven
If you have decided to head out on a road trip, it is possible to forget about cleaning your teeth after all that travelling and exciting sightseeing every day. If you keep your toothbrush and toothpaste in the glove box in the car, then it is easily accessible for use whenever you need it.