Travelling the world is a dream for many and there is no better feeling than the excitement of booking the tickets and packing for your trip! Here are a couple of tips to help look after your oral health whilst you’re out creating memories.
Travelling and your Dental Health – Six Tips
1: Pack a convenient toiletry bag and keep it in your hand luggage. Sounds simple but if you already are prepared with your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss and its able to be accessed easily, you will avoid disruptions to your regular twice a day brushing and flossing. Our Polished bag is a handy size for this and is complimentary when you have a check-up!
2: Don’t rush the brush! Commuting while travelling and hopping on and off planes/trains or tours can be hectic and exhausting but don’t compromise your standard 2minute brushing and flossing routine. This should be a staple in your daily tasks just like showering and eating.
3: Dietary choices. Obviously, you are wanting to indulge a little whilst travelling/on holidays and we are guilty of this as well as its one of our favourite parts of travelling! Ensure you carry a water bottle with you to rinse out your mouth after sampling local treats and be conscious to still be eating fresh fruit and vegetables when possible.
4: Stay hydrated! Dehydration is common especially on long flights. A dry mouth is a fantastic environment for bacteria to grow on the tooth and this can lead to cavities. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and make sure your sipping on it regularly, sugar free chewing gum is great to carry with you also as the action of chewing stimulates our salivary glands.
5: Have a Dental check-up before you leave and ensure your travel insurance includes dental. There is no worse feeling than being away from home and having a tooth break or a toothache. Not only can it impact your day but can impact your wallet.
6: Have fun and tell us all about it at your next visit! Our staff enjoy travelling and would like to hear of the adventures you have been on to inspire us for our own travels!