5 Oral Health Tips for Your Holiday Travels

If you are planning on traveling this holiday season, don’t forget to take your good oral hygiene habits with you! Protecting your teeth and gums while you are away will ensure your smile is healthy and beautiful when you return. We’re sharing a few oral health tips to make it easy on you:

  • Keep your travel dental items in one place

Put all of your dental care supplies in one easy-to-find travel bag. Ideally, put it with other hygiene products you are taking with you so it’s one central location.

  • Don’t share toothbrushes

If someone you are traveling with forgets their toothbrush, resist the urge to share yours. Sharing toothbrushes can easily spread germs and lead to potential infections. Instead, it’s better to buy a cheap toothbrush you use for the trip. 

  • Drink water during your trip

When you are traveling, it might not be your instinct to sip water. But make it a point to drink water throughout the day. Not only will your body thank you, but your smile will too! Water washes away bacteria and food particles out of your mouth that can cause cavities, gum disease, and other issues.

  • Plan for where to go if you have a dental emergency

Even though no one wants to deal with an emergency, they do happen! For dental emergencies, you can’t just walk into an ER. Although they can stop bleeding, they won’t be able to get you out of pain as a dentist can. Research available dentists in the area you are visiting who provide emergency care. Also, talk to your dental insurance plan provider to see what out-of-town coverage you have.

  • Schedule a checkup before you go

Before you go on your trip, make sure you visit us for a checkup! We’ll be able to identify oral health issues early on before they become a problem while you are away. 

We hope these oral health tips make your travels easier! Call Jackman Family Dentistry today at 707-608-6973 for an appointment in Vacaville, CA. You can also online.