The holiday season is coming up and for many people that means traveling. When traveling it is important to keep your teeth and gums healthy along the way. Here are a few tips on how to keep your smile bright and healthy while traveling this holiday season.
Skip the Travel Case
Your toothbrush needs proper air circulation. A toothbrush holder that does not have holes for ventilation traps moisture and increases the likelihood of bacteria growing on your toothbrush. Keep your toothbrush in a large enough container to receive proper ventilation.
If you aren’t on the road and can leave your toothbrush out to dry properly that’s always the best option. This reduces the chance of bacteria growing.
Choose Travel Size
The smaller and easier to carry your oral hygiene products are, the more likely you are to keep them handy. Be sure to pack travel sizes version of toothpaste, mouthwash, and dental floss with you to ensure that your dental routine doesn’t suffer.
Pack an Extra Toothbrush
Losing a toothbrush or forgetting to pack one is a common mistake. Keep an extra toothbrush with you while traveling and you’ll always be covered.
Use Safe Water
If you are traveling somewhere and are unsure about how safe the water is, it’s best to be safe and go for bottled water. It’s always safer to make sure that the water you are brushing your teeth with is the same water you would want to drink.
Choose Sugar-Free Gum
When you are traveling, sometimes you have to go longer periods of time between brushing your teeth than you normally would. Chew sugar-free gum to try and keep your mouth as healthy as possible.
Keep Sweets to a Minimum
While the holidays always call for some sugary treats, they can be damaging to your teeth. Try to keep the number of sweet treats to a minimum to keep your smile healthy and bright.
Contact Your Holly Springs Dentist this Holiday Season
Don’t let your dental health fall by the wayside this holiday season. If you would like to get a last-minute dental checkup before the holidays or would like to schedule a family dentistry checkup for your children, contact Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry today. We have two convenient offices located in Holly Springs and Cary and would be more than happy to try and fit you into our holiday schedule. If you would like to learn more you can call us at 919-600-6262 (Holly Springs), 919-467-2203 (Cary), or fill out the form below.