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Gum Health Cannot Be Overlooked While Traveling

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Henricksen Family Dental
Gum Health Cannot Be Overlooked While TravelingYou cannot downplay the health of your gums when you travel. You should care for them when you take a vacation or business trip, as you do at home.

How to Take Care of your Gum Health When You Travel

One of the main things to do when you travel is to make sure you place your toothbrush in a place where it will receive air. Don't use a toothbrush holder that does not feature holes for ventilation, as moisture can become trapped inside the holder and cause bacteria to grow. Your toothbrush should be kept in a large enough container to maintain the air flow.

Ideally, if you are staying at 1 hotel, you can leave your toothbrush outside of your travel bag so it can air out properly. If you plan to stay at more than 1 hotel, take a couple toothbrushes with you and switch the toothbrushes out when you change hotels. Use a mouthwash that does not contain alcohol, which contains fluoride, and is approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Take a small bottle of mouthwash with you for rinsing your mouth and reducing problems with bad breath.

Keep Things Condensed

The more compact the oral hygiene items, the easier it will be to use them. To maintain your gum health, take foldable toothbrushes, a mini toothpaste, and a small bottle of mouthwash with you on your trip. If you plan to travel on a long flight, keep your dental items in a bag that you can easily access at the top of a travel bag. Always make sure you pack an extra toothbrush, just in case the toothbrush furnished by the hotel is medium or firm. You want to use a soft-bristled brush to protect your teeth and gums.

Always Using Drinking Water When Brushing Your Teeth

If you travel somewhere you cannot use the tap water, use bottled water when brushing your teeth. Don't blame an unsafe water supply on neglecting your gum and tooth care.

You should never take a holiday from gum and tooth care when you travel. You also want to keep on top of your dental health when you are at home. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for a professional cleaning and exam.

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