When you’re on vacation all you can think about is having fun. We get it, it’s easy to forget about keeping good dental habits when you’re soaking up the sun, drinking your favorite drink with your toes in the sand. Here are some tips about how to keep your smile healthy while you’re on vacation.
First thing, with any vacation is to get everything ready and shove it all into your suitcase. Sometimes it’s easy to forget some important things like your toothbrush and toothpaste. With all the excitement about your vacation those two things are the easiest to forget. When you pack your toothbrush and toothpaste don’t forget about your floss and mouthwash. Those two things are even harder to find and more expensive depending on where you’re vacationing to. Most people forget to apply sunscreen on their lips. Your lips are part of your mouth and are easily ignored while soaking up that sun all day.
The second thing to remember while on vacation is to keep and stick to a daily routine. The thrill of your vacation and what adventures you may encounter next may cause you to get out of your dental hygiene routine. Make sure you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes and flossing once a day. You’re doing a ton of fun things on vacation, but it’s important to take out 5 minutes of your day to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Watching what you eat and drink. It’s vacation it’s a time to cut loose and have a great time! Often times people get carried away and eat and drink a ton of sugary products. Sugar is one of the worst things for your teeth. Some tips to help your teeth from those sugary products would be to use a straw when drinking anything sugary so, it doesn’t directly hit your teeth. After you drink something sugary try drinking some water in between to rinse your mouth so the sugar doesn’t stick to your teeth the whole time. Another tip is to pack some healthy snacks when you’re out and about. This doesn’t only save you money, but makes you eat healthier rather than getting that sugary dessert. Still eat that sugary dessert if you want, just make sure you follow it up with some water to rinse away most of the sugar and don’t forget to brush away the rest of the sugar later that night before you fall asleep.
The final tip is to get a routine checkup from your dentist before you go on vacation. It’s important because you don’t want to end up having something go wrong on vacation like a toothache or needing a root canal. By getting a routine checkup your dentist can see if there are small problems that can turn into something large over time…over your vacation time! No one wants to go to a random dentist on vacation, it could ruin your entire trip! So, remember these tips for your next vacation and give us a call at 215-568-6222 and trust the best team of dentists in Philadelphia.