Don’t Forget about Your Oral Health Routine When You’re Traveling This Summer

People are anxious to go out on the road and travel now that the weather is warming up and COVID epidemic restrictions are being relaxed across the country. What are your plans for this year? If you have a large summer trip planned, the ADS team would like to remind you that oral health care should never be neglected while on vacation. Here are a few pointers to help you maintain good dental hygiene even when you’re not at home.

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean While Camping

While some individuals like to spend their vacations at resorts and beaches, others enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of nature. If you’re going camping this summer, you can keep your teeth clean even if there isn’t running water. Bring lots of bottled water with you so you can brush your teeth twice a day. To reduce your environmental impact, spit and rinse into an empty water bottle. You can also carry floss; however, make sure to dispose of all old floss and water bottles in a sealed trash container, as some animals, such as bears, are attracted to their minty odors.

Traveling with Good Oral Healthcare

Nothing like a road trip to give you that sense of adventure you’ve been looking for. Just make sure you don’t forget about your oral health on the way. Each passenger should bring a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, and store them in a convenient location in the vehicle. That way, when you stop for gas or a toilet break, you may clean your teeth, which is

especially important if you’ve been nibbling on sugary treats while driving.

Taking Care of Your Teeth While Flying

You could be on a plane for 18 hours or more, depending on where you’re traveling! We don’t advocate spending so long without cleaning your teeth, so bring a toothbrush, floss, and TSA-compliant travel toothpaste with you. That way, you can always clean your teeth after your in-flight snack, or floss if a piece of food gets stuck between your teeth. Additionally, before boarding the plane, get a large bottle of water, as dry mouth and dehydration can provide an ideal breeding environment for bacteria.

We hope you have received all the necessary information; for additional information, please visit our blog section or call us at (908) 679-8551.

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