Originally published on patch.com
Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, it can be easy to spend too much time focusing on things such as flight times, hotel check-ins, and conference calls to remember to take care of other tasks. However, it is always important to set aside a few minutes to look after your oral health - even when you are on the road. With this in mind, Dr. Maria Luong of Serenity Dentistry Spa, has come up with the following dental travel tips likely to come in handy.
Keep Your Supplies within Reach
When traveling, many people tend to throw their toothpaste, toothbrush, and dental floss into a small toiletries bag that gets buried among all of their other items. However, hiding your dental care supplies like this can often result in you forgetting to brush and floss. Even worse, you might remember to do so, but decide that you don't feel like digging through your suitcase to find your supplies. In order to prevent these issues, it is always a good idea to keep your dental supplies in an easy-to-reach place. In doing so, you will be improving your chances of taking good care of your oral health.
Clean Your Travel Cases
Purchasing a travel case for your toothbrush can seem like a great way to keep its bristles clean, intact, and away from your clothing. However, in many cases, a travel case can actually do more harm than good. While it will certainly prevent your toothbrush from touching any of your other items, your travel case can also become a breeding ground for many variety of bad bacteria. When you later use your toothbrush to clean your teeth, these bacteria will soon find its way into your mouth. To prevent this, make sure to sanitize your travel case by washing with antibacterial soap and rinsing out with hot water. Always clean and sanitize your case before and after every trip.
Stick to Your Routine
At home, you most likely have a long-standing oral care routine - a set time during which you brush and floss your teeth. With all of the excitement and confusion that often surrounds a trip to another city, it can be quite easy to fall out of these habits. However, if you wish to keep your teeth and gums healthy, it is important to stick closely as possible to your at-home hygiene routine.
Though oral hygiene isn't usually top of your list of priorities when traveling, it is still extremely important. By following these simple tips in this article, you can ensure that your mouth stays fresh, clean, and healthy while you are traveling.
About: Dr. Maria Luong practices cosmetic and general dentistry in Florida and opened her practice, Serenity Dentistry Spa, to provide stellar treatment to rejuvenate patients' smiles in a relaxing environment. From using the most modern, innovating technology, Dr. Luong achieves the highest standards in comprehensive care for her patients. Dr. Luong makes sure to live a balanced lifestyle, always finding time to spend with her family and friends.
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