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Dental Friendly Travel Tips

2020 is here! Where are your travel plans taking you this year? It is exciting to take a vacation but we don’t want you to take a vacation from dental care! Keep up your healthy smile by implementing these dental friendly travel tips!

Before You Go

Can you imagine having to deal with a painful dental issue while on your travels? That would be a very unwanted surprise! A great way to prevent such an experience is by scheduling a cleaning and exam with us before your trip. Thus the dentist can ensure any dental problems are cared for prior to your adventure.

Pack It!

We know the basics- toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss! Even if your were to forget one or more of these items, you can usually grab some wherever you are at a local store. Unfortunately, this is not the case if you forget your retainer or night guard! If you use either of these, you know the consequences of going without! So make a list, set a reminder on your phone, put a sticky note on the mirror- do whatever you need to do to ensure you don’t leave these home.

Travel by Plane

According to Everydayhealth.com, “The air inside the cabin of a plane usually has a humidity level of 10 to 20 percent — much lower than a comfortable typical indoor humidity of 30 to 65 percent…it’s very important to take measures to keep yourself hydrated while you’re on a plane.” When our mouth is dry, it invites unwanted guests like bacteria. Therefore, make sure to keep guzzling the water before, during, and after the flight.

Happy Travels!

Show off that healthy smile in all of your photos! We want to contribute to your best trip yet- come on in to Oceanside Dental and let us help you be smile-ready!