It’s finally summertime!
Summer is great because a lot of our Thornhill, ON patients have time off from work and school, meaning that they have the opportunity to hop on a train, in a car, or on a plane and travel somewhere exciting. While it’s our hope that all of our patients have an enjoyable and adventurous summer, it’s important that everyone keeps their dental health as a top priority.
The Thornhill Periodontics team is here today with some dental care tips for the world traveler to keep everyone healthy, no matter where in the world they are!
Taking care of your smile while traveling doesn’t have to be difficult. Keep the following tips in mind while you’re out and about this year:
Especially if you’re jumping across a few time zones, it may be easy to let your routine get out of sync. Long travel days, nights out on the town, and early morning wake-up calls can really throw people off and lead them to slack on their dental care routine.
Brush and floss every single day while you’re on travel, no matter what. If you have a long plane or car ride, keep a travel toothbrush and toothpaste on you so that you can keep your teeth clean on the go.
There’s nothing worse than that feeling when you realize you’ve forgotten an important item at home while you’re on vacation.
Especially if it’s very late at night and you’re in an unfamiliar place, finding a new toothbrush and tube of toothpaste might be difficult. Before you leave, double-check that you have all of your dental care supplies in your bag.
We even recommend packing them in your carry-on bag, so that if your luggage gets lost, you’re still able to maintain a good routine. And most airline desks offer complimentary toothbrushes and toothpaste to travelers who are stranded without their oral health tools.
We want you to enjoy your time on vacation. And if that means indulging in a few sugary snacks and alcoholic beverages, that’s okay…for the most part.
A few treats every now and then won’t hurt too badly so long as you keep up a good oral care routine. Try to choose healthy fruits and vegetables for the most part to save room for the not-so-healthy but oh-so-delicious indulgences that are sure to pop up!
After eating, drink a glass of water. It helps wash out the excess food particles that provide fodder to cavity-causing bacteria left behind by your last meal.
Come see us before you head out. Travel can be stressful, so get your oral health up to par so that you don’t have to worry while you’re out of town. Make an appointment with our Thornhill office today!
Dr. Leonard Schwartz
8500 Leslie St. Suite 540
Canada L3T 7M8
Monday: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4:00pm (alternates)