How To Take Care Of Your Teeth While You Travel

Learn how to take care of your oral health while you travel.

It is essential that you practice excellent dental care all year long, although, it might be difficult to do so on vacation.  When you travel for business or pleasure, you tend to put your hygiene habits to the side.  It is important to continue your dental care routine so that you can prevent developing cavities.  There are few simple ways to take care of your teeth while you travel.

Visit The Dentist

If you are going away on vacation or for an extended period of time, it is wise to visit your dentist for a check-up.  You want to make sure any issues are treated so that you do not have a dental emergency in another state or country. If you have a filling, it is important that you see your dentist.  If your flying, the high altitude can cause air to be trapped in your teeth leading to dental problems such as pain and inflammation.

Let Your Toothbrush Breathe

When most people travel, they tend to keep their toothbrush in a travel case.  People think it is the best way to prevent bacteria from growing, even though it is the worse way.  If you have a wet toothbrush in a closed space, bacteria will feed on it leading to bacteria in your mouth.  After you brush your teeth, make sure to leave it out to dry. After it is dry, then you can put it in a travel case.

Clean At The End Of The Day

When your travel, you might not eat or drink as well as do at home, so it is crucial that you clean your teeth thoroughly at the end of the day.  Remember to brush and floss your teeth well at night before you go to bed. You want to get rid off all of the plaque and bacteria that has built-up throughout the day.

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.