Dental Tips While Traveling

Published on August 28th, 2019 by Michael C. Griffin, D.M.D.

As summer winds down, we know how important it is to get your last bit of relaxation on vacation before the new school year begins. If you think you need to make an appointment before your trip, visit our dentist serving Wrigleyville for a timely checkup. After that, grab your sunscreen and bathing suit and follow these tips to keep your oral health in the best shape while traveling.


Prioritize Your Checkup

Before you head to the beach or a family’s rental house, schedule your next visit for you and your kids. This regular checkup allows us to look out for any problems you may have and prevent future ones from occurring.


Remember Your Toothbrush

Don’t forget to pack your toothbrush so you aren’t scrambling for a new one during your trip. However, if you didn’t remember to bring your toothbrush, make sure you rinse vigorously with water to wash away some cavity-causing bacteria until you find the nearest drugstore to purchase a temporary toothbrush with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.


When In Doubt, Use Bottled Water While Brushing

If you are traveling to a country with a compromised water supply or camping in the woods overnight, always use bottled water to brush and rinse your teeth to reduce the risk of getting sick.


Eat Healthy Snacks

It’s hard to stick to your routine diet while traveling, but it’s important to avoid sugary treats—especially if your brushing habits will be compromised as well. Replace sugary snacks with healthy ones that are beneficial to both your health and your teeth. For example, pack some baby carrots and broccoli instead of candy bars and sodas.


Contact Us Today

We hope you enjoy your vacation this summer, and if you need to see our dentist serving Wrigleyville when you come home from your trip, contact us today.

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