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When you go on vacation this summer, don't forget about taking care of your teeth. Here are a few ways you can protect your teeth and keep them healthy while on an extended summer vacation this year.
Start With A Cleaning
The first thing you want to do is schedule a teeth cleaning before you go on an extended summer trip. That way, you'll start your summer out with clean teeth and a clean slate. Call your dentist and set up an appointment today.
Pack Your Supplies
Make sure that you pack all your dental supplies that you'll need while you are on vacation. Bring an electrical toothbrush that you don't have to plug in but that runs on battery power. You may also want to bring a regular, old fashion manual toothbrush with you as well that comes inside of a carry case. Make sure you also pack toothpaste and dental floss.
Brush Your Teeth When You Can
When you are traveling, it can be difficult to brush your teeth with the same regularity that you do at home. Keep your dental supplies handy so you can easily pull them up when you stop at a rest stop. When you are camping or road-tripping, brush your teeth when you stop at a rest-stop or use a bathroom in a restaurant. Make sure you build in time to clean your teeth throughout the day.
Bring Along Healthy Snacks
When on vacation, it can be easy to just indulge in sweets. However, too many sweets can wreak havoc on your teeth. Before you set off on your vacation, purchase and prepare some healthy snacks. Some good snacks to bring along with you that are filling, healthy and good on your teeth include: baby carrots, sliced apples, string cheese and water.
Try to drink as much water as you can and resist the temptation to purchase a big soda at each rest stop you stop at or every restaurant you go to; soda and sugary energy drinks leave behind extra sugar on your teeth, which can be especially problematic when you are not able to brush your teeth on schedule.
Be Smart About How You Use Your Teeth
Avoid needing to see an emergency dentist by being smart about how you use your teeth. Do not use your teeth as a tool to open anything; that is a good way to damage your teeth. Carry a pocket knife with you and any other necessary tools you need so that you don't use your teeth as a tool.
Also, try to avoid chewing on ice while you are on vacation or eating hard candy; these seemingly simple things can damage and chip your teeth, which is the last thing you want to deal with when you are on vacation.
Keep your teeth healthy this year when you are on vacation by bringing along your dental supplies and brushing whenever you can, by eating healthy, and by using tools, not your teeth, to open things.