Keeping up with your usual daily routine while traveling can be difficult for many. Finding the time to brush and floss properly can be difficult when there are a million other things on your mind.
It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, these tips are sure to help you keep up with your oral health regimine – no matter how busy or distracted you are with your trip.
Depending on how long you plan to be gone, make sure you pack enough toothpaste and floss to last your entire trip. If you have limited space, travel sized toothpaste and toothbrushes are a great option and will require less space in your suitcase. These options are a lot better than packing a bulky, full sized toothpaste along with your electric toothbrush.
Protect Your Toothbrush
With travel can come the introduction of different germs along the way. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at a hotel, or visiting family members at their house, as the surfaces you might place your toothbrush on could be questionably clean.
A great solution for this is to purchase a toothbrush cover that will protect the bristles of your toothbrush. This will help keep it from being exposed to any germs that may be on sinks or night stands when you’re not using it.
Along with a vacation often comes the eating of new and exciting foods, and drinking fancy drinks. Nevertheless, eating and drinking rich foods and sugary beverages can damage your teeth if you’re not careful.
How can you mitigate the risk? The answer is to drink water. Water is an excellent way to wash away bacteria and it will help neutralize the acids that can build up and weaken the enamel of your teeth. Water will also help to keep your teeth strong and healthy by stimulating the flow of saliva.
Keep Good Habits
If regularly brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing is a part of your everyday routine (which it should be), there is no reason it shouldn’t be while you are traveling. Traveling may make it slightly more difficult to fit into your day, but by doing so you are putting you and your health first.
Travel can be both fun and sometimes stressful. Whatever you do, do not forget to brush and floss.