Like many Phoenicians, you use the summer to escape the heat & venture to new destinations. Whether your favorite spot is a cabin in the mountains or a tent in the sand by the water, it is important to bring your necessities along with you. This includes your shampoo, conditioner, and you guessed it – your oral care.
Maintain Oral Hygiene
To maintain a healthy mouth, it is vital you maintain your oral hygiene routine as best as possible. Yes, even on vacation. This means continuing to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing regularly needs to be done just as it would if you were home, if not more so.
Don’t Forget To Brush Regularly
When we vacation, we like to immerse ourselves in the local foods and drinks. However, like our stomachs so often do, our teeth can react differently to these new foods too. For instance, if you’re vacationing somewhere where spicy foods are the commonplace, one’s gums could become inflamed & irritated. The same goes for drinks. If you find yourself having a margarita or two by the pool, it’s important to consider what the sugar and alcohol in that drink are doing to your teeth. This is why it is important to make sure you don’t skip on brushing regularly on vacation, to ensure you’re not doing any damage to your dental health while you’re away.
Pick Up Travel Sized Items
Many times, it is a good idea to pick up a few travel sized items from your local grocery store, to ensure if you are on an excursion or a trip where you wont have access to the items in your hotel room, you’re still covered. Want more tips on how to keep your oral health in tact while you’re away? Give Imagine Dental a call at (602) 595-3600 today!