Whether you are traveling for leisure or business, you need to not slack on your dental hygiene. Traveling can be time-consuming, and you can be distracted from practicing your health routine. Depending on how long you are traveling, your oral health can decline if you are not careful. Luckily, there are a few simple dental care tips you can follow while traveling for business or pleasure.
When packing for a trip, you want to make sure you have all of the essential dental supplies including toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Make sure you are carrying your dental supplies with you when traveling on a plane. When it comes to bringing toothpaste on a plane, it can be up to 3.4 ounces. You want to have backups of your toothpaste and toothbrush in the case you misplace or run out of an item.
Avoid The Travel Case
When it comes to storing your toothbrush during a trip, you want to avoid putting it in a travel case. Storing a wet brush in a tightly sealed cases creates a breeding ground for bacteria. The last thing you want is for bacteria to enter your mouth when you are trying to prevent it. So, you want your toothbrush to air dry after use and only put it in a case when it is fully dry. At home, you want your brush to dry in a cup so that water drips off naturally.
Visit The Dentist
If you are traveling for an extended period of time, it is best that you visit your dentist for a checkup. Your dentist will find out if there are any cavities that need to be filled or any other treatments that you need. The last thing you want is to be in another country with a severe toothache. Your dentist can also tell you dental techniques to practice while you are traveling.
Oral Care from Catonsville Dental Care
Whether you want to whiten your teeth, straighten your teeth or have a wisdom tooth extracted Catonsville Dental Care offers a wide variety of services when it comes to oral health. We have the experience and understanding to diagnose and treat any problem you have as quickly and painlessly as possible. With four dentists available at our office and commitment to comfort, safety and relaxation you can’t find a better provider for your health. We look forward to helping you keep your smile perfect all year long and talking with you about your needs. To schedule an appointment or consultation, visit us online or give us a call at 410-747-1115. For more tips and tricks follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.