Summertime is traditionally a time when many of us travel, whether to explore our state by vehicle or jump on a plane to fly to new destinations or places we’ve loved before. To maximize your enjoyment, it helps to pack wisely. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. in Burbank, California know that when it comes to dental care, you want to be prepared and continue to care for the smile you have worked so hard to achieve. We hope these tips help you have a safe and memorable journey!
What to pack:
–Disposable toothbrush to keep your pearly whites clean.
–Travel-size toothpaste to remove bacteria and created good breath.
–Compact dental floss to clean in between your teeth and along the gumline.
–Mini-mouthwash to kill germs and lower acid levels in the mouth.
–Sugar-free gum after meals when brushing isn’t an option (it stimulates saliva flow which cleans the teeth and attracts food particles and bacteria).
–For those whitening their teeth you can bring whitestrips.
–If you are in a place where the water isn’t safe to drink, use bottled water to hydrate and brush your teeth with. Hydration is key to avoiding dry mouth.
–Don’t forget your nightguard or retainer.
–Dental emergency filling/crown repair kit.
–If you are wearing braces, add tooth picks or floss-picks, orthodontic wax, an extra clear plastic aligner tray, and check ahead to have the name, phone number and address of an orthodontic office where you will be staying.
If you received travel sized toothpaste and floss from your last dental visit, now is the time to pack them! If you are traveling on a long trip, or out of the country, it is good to have a dental checkup before you leave. For more information, you can reach Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. in Burbank, California, at 818-558-4332 today!