3 Ways to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While Traveling
- Posted on: Aug 15 2019
One of the best parts about traveling is getting out of your normal routine, but one of the worst parts about traveling is getting out of your normal routine; especially your dental routine. Because cocktails and other vacation inspired treats are typically filled with more sugar than you know what to do with, it’s crucial that you keep up on your dental routine. This article will take a closer look at three specific ways that you can keep your mouth a little bit healthier while traveling.
Chew more Gum
No, you don’t want to get a sugar-filled gumball and chew that, but chewing sugar-free gum can help shield your mouth form cavities. How? When you chew gum, it naturally speeds up your mouth’s natural production of saliva. And, the more saliva you have, the easier it will be for your mouth to naturally clean your teeth.
Rather than packing around some dental floss with you, try to get some flossers. Flossers are great because they are easy to pack with you, use in public, and they work. Try to bring some flossers with you in your purse or backpack, that way right after you eat a meal, you can use one, and then throw it away.
Brush Your Teeth
Another thing that you should do is make sure that you are brushing your teeth both morning and night. If you are planning on being away from your hotel room during times that you would normally brush, bring a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste with you and use a public restroom. Remember that the more consistent you are with brushing your teeth, the less likely you are to get a cavity.
Taking good care of your oral hygiene while you are traveling doesn’t have to be difficult, but it’s something that you have to do. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can take good care of your mouth, then reach out to our Tampa office at 813-922-3093.
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