Tips For Maintaining Oral Health During Vacations

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Vacations are a time to relax and take a break from our daily routines. However, when it comes to your health, it’s important to maintain good habits no matter where you are. One aspect of health that is often overlooked during vacations is oral health. It’s easy to forget about brushing and flossing when you’re busy exploring new sights and sounds. 

In this blog post, The Fairfield Dental Arts team discusses some easy tips for maintaining oral health during your next vacation.

1. Pack the Right Tools

When packing for your vacation, be sure to pack the oral hygiene essentials, including a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Although these items are easy to come by, it’s always better to have them at hand. You might also consider packing a travel-sized mouthwash that can help clean hard-to-reach areas of your mouth.

2. Stick to Your Routine

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you should neglect your oral hygiene routine. Try to maintain the same brushing and flossing schedule as you do at home. If you’re worried about forgetting, set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself.

3. Watch Your Diet

Vacations often mean indulging in sugary treats and drinks, which can be detrimental to oral health. Try to balance your diet by incorporating nutritious options like fresh fruits and vegetables. When you do indulge, try to brush and floss as soon as possible.

4. Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential for overall health, including oral health. It helps to wash away bacteria and food debris that can lead to cavities and bad breath. Carry a refillable water bottle with you, and aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

5. See Your Dentist Before You Leave

Before you leave for your vacation, schedule a dental check-up and cleaning. This can help identify any potential issues before they turn into bigger problems. Your dentist can also provide guidance specifically for your oral health needs.

Contact Fairfield Dental Arts to schedule your dental cleaning and check-up appointment!

If you are worried about your teeth, need a cleaning, or are experiencing any dental problems, give Fairfield Dental Arts a call at (203) 254-3780. We are your family’s dentist and proudly provide expert oral care for people of all ages! 

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