Taking Care of Your Smile On Vacation

Toothbrush with plastic case - Blue backgroundIt goes without saying that the events of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last year and a half are more than enough to conclude that many individuals need a break. Indeed, with the influence of wearing masks, social distancing, quarantining and receiving the vaccine, many places are opening up just in time for summer, and vacations are imminent. Keep in mind, however, that just because you are taking a break from life, it does not mean that your smile should. In today’s blog, your Lake Orion, MI dentist provides a few tips and tricks you can use to prioritize your oral health while taking a much-needed trip.

Don’t Let It Take a Backseat

Getting back into the swing of things after dealing with the effects of the pandemic has been tough for so many. In fact, aspects such as attending routine checkups and appointments experienced a significant decline, especially in the height of the concern.

When mentally checked out during your much-needed vacation, it can be so easy to forget to brush or floss when needed. While it may seem like missing that part of your routine every once in a while, is not that big of a deal, on the contrary, that is all it takes for oral bacteria to work their way in and begin wreaking havoc on your teeth.

Before you leave for your trip, make sure to take the time to ensure you have everything you need to keep your smile happy and healthy. This includes packing a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.

Schedule an Appointment Beforehand

Most dentists recommend attending a routine checkup and cleaning at least once every six months. This is to help ensure that minor concerns do not grow or develop into major ones, and is a necessary part of your overall oral health routine.

If your checkup is coming up, it might be wise to go ahead and schedule your dental visit right before your vacation, that way you can ensure that your teeth are taken care of beforehand. What’s more? Accidents can happen at any time, so make sure to bring our contact information with you in the event of a dental emergency. Reach out to our team to learn more.

Effective Storage

At home, we keep our toothbrushes in an area where they can air-dry, but that is not always the case while on vacation. Bear in mind that bacteria can form, especially in warm and moist environments, so taking care to properly store and transport your toothbrush can help tremendously.

Learn More Today

Contact Lake Orion Family Dentistry in Lake Orion, MI by calling 248-693-6213 to learn more about the importance of taking care of your smile while on vacation, or schedule your next appointment with our team today.