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4 Things To Know Before You Go — And 4 More Dental Tips For While Traveling Internationally

So you're leaving the country. Farewell, peace out, adios. There's no doubt about it, taking off for new environs is a thrill. And the lure of the unfamiliar isn't just exciting — immersing ourselves in other ways of life helps us learn about the world and connect with our fellow human beings. Even the snacks at a foreign corner store or the strange-to-us tinfoil at a grocery outside the U.S. is different enough to be invigorating.

But not everything is more exciting abroad. What if you have to navigate dental care outside the U.S.? Suddenly, the charm of the unexpected is more like abject panic. Skip the worry, and prepare for your international trip with our list of dental to-do's for before you go, plus ideas to handle mouth-health snags you might hit on the road.

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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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