Summertime is the ultimate season of vacations, relaxation, and getting away from the every day hustle and bustle. Not to mention all of the pictures you will be smiling in on that vacation you have been planning all year! Whether you are on a long vacation or just a weekend get-away, maintaining your dental hygiene can be easy. Below are a few tips on how to keep your smile as bright as the summer sun!

  1. Do not forget your insurance card!
  2. Dental Checkup- You probably do not want to invite your dentist on your long awaited family vacation. So before you leave, stop in for a dental checkup. Address any dental problem you may be having, as things can develop into something more serious very quickly.
  3. Travel Hygiene- Be sure you pack all of your oral hygiene essentials-toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc. Also, bring a extra toothbrush for that forgetful family member.
  4. Eating Habits- Vacation is a time to indulge on those delicious foods and drinks you normally wouldn’t. Be sure to avoid chewing on hard things such as ice or candy. And after those exotic sugary drinks be sure to rinse your mouth with water or mouthwash.
  5. Do Not Make Excuses- Thinking about brushing your teeth while laying out by the pool does not exactly seem like a thing to do on vacation. But with everything that you’ve been eating, plaque will begin to form. Plaque does not take a vacation! You will sleep better and enjoy your food and drinks more with a clean mouth. Also, your smile will look it’s best!

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