When you are home, following a good oral hygiene routine is easy You have all the tools and are on a fairly normal schedule. All that changes when you travel.
You have more disruptions and you may not have access to all the tools you need to maintain your oral health. Like many things with traveling learning tips from others is one way to keep up your oral health These are some of the things you can do.
Plan for Your Oral Health
Like many things when you travel, the better you plan, the better everything turns out. Taking care of your oral health while traveling requires planning ahead. It starts with the packing.
Do not just put your toothbrush in your suitcase. If it is thrown in the suitcase, it will get dirty and damaged. It will lose its ability to work properly. Invest in a container to hold the toothbrush in the suitcase. It is also a good idea to allow a toothbrush to dry after using it before returning it to the travel container.
Take the time to buy travel size toothpaste, mouthwash and floss. They are easier to pack do not cause problems if you fly. Find some type of travel pack to put all these things in. Create separate packs for everyone you travel with.
Gert any supplies you forget or that you run out of. Hotels and drug stores around the world stock the products you need for good oral health if you run out, forget them or lose them.
Following a Routine
It is difficult to follow the same routine you have at home when you travel, but that does not mean you cannot follow some type of routine. Brushing and flossing when you wake up and when you go to bed is something you can do even if it happens at different times than normal. The key is to commit to taking these steps.
For more information about how to maintain the best oral health, schedule an appointment at our office.
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