When you decide to go travelling, whether it be a quick trip or a long haul, there are lots of things that enter your mind.
While you start to think about planning, packing, exploring and having fun, it’s easy to put a few simple habits at the bottom of your list of priorities. This often includes looking after your teeth and oral hygiene. While the idea of looking after your teeth might sound easy, there’s more to keeping your mouth and teeth healthy while travelling than just brushing and flossing. Check out these handy tips to make sure your smile is as healthy as ever on your next trip!
GET A CHECK-UP BEFORE YOU LEAVE
The last thing you want is to arrive at your destination only to find that you need an emergency dental procedure! That’s why you should book an appointment before you go away and get a general check-up. At smile Craft Dental, we can ensure that your teeth are in tip-top shape before you leave. It’s also a great idea to book it early enough that you can also attend a follow-up appointment if any treatments or procedures are needed.
LOOK AFTER YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
You probably haven’t given the hygiene of your toiletry bag, much thought. Before you pack your toothbrush, make sure you clean out your toiletries bag and disinfect it well. Bacteria breeding on your brush can lead to possible infections and have a negative impact on your oral health. Additionally, you should try not to pack your brush into a closed environment where it stays wet as this allows for more bacterial growth. Otherwise, just ensure that you clean it as best you can and as often as you can while you are on your trip.
CHECK THE WATER QUALITY
When you’re used to cleaning drinking water on tap, you can forget that even brushing your teeth or rinsing your toothbrush with contaminated water could make you extremely ill. The quality of tap water is different all over the world. Make sure you find out about local water quality, and if you need to drink bottled water in the country you’re visiting, be sure to also brush your teeth and rinse your toothbrush with bottled water as well!
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
If you’re on holiday, it’s very easy to splurge and indulge yourself in as many delicious treats as possible. By all means, you absolutely should enjoy a whole range of culinary delights while you are on holiday, but it is essential that you still maintain your teeth simultaneously. Remember what sugary snacks do to your teeth and regularly brush and floss to minimize bacteria from growing.
It’s important to remember to be kind to your teeth at all times, especially while you are traveling. While a holiday lasts only a short time, your teeth must remain strong and healthy for the rest of your life! Keep up your oral health routine, and take extra steps to keep your teeth beautiful, clean and robust. Contact Smile Craft Dental today to book a check-up before you leave or to find out how else you can look after your teeth while you’re away!