Caring for Your Teeth While Traveling or on the Go

Tulsa family dentalFor many of us, day to day living is a hectic experience. We must get the family off to work or school. Planning your own day might mean going to work, meeting with associates or clients, heading off to the gym, stopping to pick up groceries, or making time to see that the family dental needs are met … all of these actions make for a busy lifestyle.

But no matter how busy you are, you can’t neglect proper oral health care. And with the convenient products available today, care is easily done.

Morning – Whether you’re at home, on a business trip, or enjoying yourself on vacation, every day should begin with brushing your teeth thoroughly. Even if you’re camping in the wilderness, a bottle of water and your toothbrush should be readily available.

Throughout the day – Fresh breath and clean teeth are important; there are portable and disposable brushing products on the market that are small enough to carry in your pocketbook, purse, or briefcase that can be used in the car, camper, or restroom.

Before Bed – No matter where you are, you should never retire without cleaning your teeth. This should include brushing, tongue scraping, and flossing. Removing food particles and rinsing away bacteria is a great way to end a long day of work or fun.

Even the most diligent person might experience a dental problem while away from home. If you are in an unfamiliar city, a friend or business associate might be able to refer you to their dentist. Or you can contact your own family dental provider for assistance. The local chamber of commerce is another very reliable resource to use if other help is not available.

Daily oral health care products are easily obtained in drug stores and supermarkets everywhere; and many of these stores are open 24/7 so accessibility should never be a problem. Obtaining and using them is often where the breakdown occurs.

Be proactive … have a travel pack that includes daily oral needs ready to go. If you give your teeth the proper care they need daily, and honor family dental check-ups, your teeth will serve you well.