7 Travel Tips For Your Teeth

Posted by Gresham Family Dentistry on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Woman riding on a zip line with perfect smile

There’s still a little bit of summer vacation left to squeeze in before school starts again. Gresham Family Dentistry wants to promote good family dentistry and healthy practices. Don’t let your oral health slide over vacation! Here are a few tips from Gresham Family Dentistry, the best in family dentistry services in Gresham, to keep your smile healthy on your vacation.

Schedule A Dental Check-Up Beforehand

Gresham patients should rely on their home base dentist to provide family dentistry services and to spot any potential problems before a vacation. This will allow you to have peace of mind on your trip and mean you have the most up-to-date information on your teeth.

Keep Your Dentist’s Contact Info Handy

Gresham patients shouldn’t hesitate to keep in touch with their home dentist should an emergency arise. Believe it or not, there are more dental emergencies that can be resolved over the phone than you might think.

For Overseas Visits…

If you have a dental emergency overseas, get in touch with the local consulate or U.S. embassy. Recommendations from the consulate or their employees are independent recommendations, while if you ask someone else they may have an ulterior motive to promote a business because of a contract or a relative.

Forgot Your Toothbrush?

Don’t worry – you can still clean your teeth. Rinsing vigorously with water can wash away some of the cavity-causing bacteria. Gresham Family Dentistry also recommends using toothpaste on a clean washcloth or your clean finger in a pinch. Of course, when you find the nearest drugstore, look for a toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Otherwise, to maintain good family dentistry, buy the softest brush available.

Proper Toothbrush Transport

At home, it’s best to let your brush air dry to keep it clean. When traveling, though, you may find you’re not able to do that. Use resealable plastic bags to prevent your toothbrush from coming into contact with other things and keep them clean. This keeps it separate from everything else in your luggage. When you get to your destination, you can let it air dry.

Pack An ADA Accepted Gum

Chewing sugarless gum can not only help relieve ear pressure during a flight but can also keep cavities at bay. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes after a meal can help prevent cavities. That’s because it gets saliva flowing, which helps wash away cavity-causing bacteria.

Use Bottled Water When In Doubt

If you’re in a location where the water supply is compromised, or if you’re out in the wild and you aren’t sure how clean the local water sources are, brush with bottled water.

Gresham Family Dentistry Provides The Best In Family Dentistry Services

Be proactive about your oral health – schedule an appointment today for an oral checkup with Gresham Family Dentistry. At Gresham Family Dentistry our first priority is your comfort. We take pride in protecting the oral health of Gresham families. Contact us to learn more about our family dentistry services or call 503-661-2600. Our hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

Categories: Brushing tips, Dental Hygiene Tips, Flossing Tips, Mouthwash tips, Toothpaste tips

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