There are a lot of things to plan for, to get excited about, and to do when you’re getting ready for summer travel. However, as you’re getting your itinerary together, we encourage you to remember that there are also some things you may wish to avoid during your warm weather trips if you’re planning on protecting your oral health along the way. You’ll find that our suggestions are simple and offer the safeguarding you always hope to achieve.
#1: Postponed Restorative Care
Need a dental filling or other restorative care but you keep procrastinating? If you’re about to travel and you’ve decided to put your oral health care off until after your trip, you may find yourself in a bit of an uncomfortable situation. If your decay worsens, an infection develops, a tooth breaks, or otherwise, the following may occur (so schedule care today!):
- Cabin pressure in an airplane may increase discomfort from an existing problem
- You will need to find a dentist in a foreign place, which will take up time
- You may spend part of your trip recovering
- You will wish you’d taken care of it before you left
#2: Neglected Care
It’s a wonderful feeling to leave your cares and worries behind you as you seek summer travel and relaxation. While we love hearing vacation stories from our patients, we don’t love finding out about instances in which oral health treatments and care are left behind, too. Avoid falling into the trap of thinking it’s fine to take a week or two off from your usually good habits. Keep brushing, keep flossing, keep wearing your bruxism/TMJ appliance, etc. As a result, you’ll come back well rested and without new, easily avoidable oral health problems.
Remember Your Smile During Vacations
Talk with us about the best way to prepare for a trip, so your oral health stays safe during vacations. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.