Are you going on vacation this spring or summer? It’s important to maintain good dental hygiene while you’re away. As your dentist in Willowbrook, IL, we’re happy to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. We can give advice and can also clean your teeth when you get back to ensure that you maintain good dental hygiene overall. Here’s what to know.
1. Pack Your Normal Dental Tools
Pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and anything other dental tools you usually use at home. If you’re flying, put your toothbrush, tooth paste and floss in your carry on bag. This way, if your checked luggage is lost or if you miss your flight, you’ll still have what you need with you.
2. Maintain Your Usual Dental Hygiene Routine
Don’t put off part of your dental routine simply because you’re going on vacation. Continue to brush your teeth twice daily and floss once per day. Getting out of the habit of taking care of your teeth can have permanent consequences.
3. Forgot Your Tooth Paste? Brush Your Teeth Anyway
If you happen to forget your toothpaste, you can always pick some up at the nearest convenience store when you arrive at your destination. Until then, you can brush your teeth without toothpaste. While brushing your teeth without toothpaste isn’t quite as effective, it’s better than nothing.
If you’re staying in a hotel, you can also ask at the front desk if they have any toothpaste. They may have some on hand for guests.
4. See the Dentist When You Get Back
Many people find themselves eating extra sugar when they’re on vacation. Sugary foods and drinks can contribute to dental decay, periodontal disease and more. If this describes you, you’ll definitely need a dental examination and cleaning when you return. Make an appointment to see the dentist when you return from vacation.
Schedule an appointment for tooth cleaning in Willowbrook, IL. At Dentists of Hinsdale Lake, we can examine your teeth, clean any resulting tartar and plaque, and give advice to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Call today to get started.