With the holidays quickly approaching, people everywhere are planning their holiday vacations to travel across the country or even the globe in order to spend this special time with loved ones. However, as one of the most stressful times of the year for travelers everywhere, the holiday season can prove to cause a lot of damage to your teeth. Read on to learn more about how you can take care of your teeth while on the go this holiday season.
Found in almost every travel section of the drugstore, a travel toothbrush can basically save your teeth when travelling. Easily compactable and able to fit even in your pants pocket, a travel toothbrush will leave you with an empty list of excuses as to why you didn’t brush. Simply get into the habit of brushing either right before you board the airplane or even on the airplane when you go to the restroom. Having a toothbrush handy will help to ensure that you protect your mouth against any tartar or plaque that can cause cavities.
Another dental care travel essential is sugarless chewing gum. Not only will chewing some gum save the person travelling next to you from having to smell your bad breath, but chewing gum also helps to speed up the production of saliva which encourages whiter teeth and fewer cavities.
Travel Dental Floss
Don’t be the person who flosses their teeth on the airplane or in the middle of the airport. Simply go to the restroom to floss your teeth. By carrying a small travel sized pack of dental floss, you can help to protect your teeth from the onset of cavities. Just make sure that you are using proper etiquette when flossing and don’t scare other holiday travelers away.
If you forgot your travel toothbrush and dental floss, and didn’t have enough time to pick up a pack of gum before boarding your flight, drink plenty of water to help aid in your oral hygiene. Water is a great way to rid your mouth of bacteria and plaque that can lead to oral diseases and problems.
To learn more about how to care for your teeth this holiday season, contact our dental office today!