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Good Dental Care While Traveling

Whether road-tripping to see family for the holidays or flying out of state for a work conference, maintaining proper oral care while traveling is essential. So buckle up, set your cruise, and pack your cooler – these tips will help keep your oral care on track.

Eat Healthy Snacks

Eating healthy while traveling isn't always easy. Pack a chilled cooler of tasty, nutritious snacks to save both money and sugary calories. Some kid-friendly ideas include:

  • Baby carrots
  • Broccoli florets
  • Bananas
  • Sliced apples and celery
  • Mixed nuts and/or trail mix
  • String cheese
  • Beef jerky
  • Water and/or milk

While it's okay to live a little, incorporating low to no sugar options will help avoid teeth decay and maybe even your child's sugar rush.

Potty Break = Brushing Break

Every pit stop is an opportunity to scrub your smile. Bring a travel toothbrush and toothpaste and brush while your vehicle is fueling. After a few times, this habit will become part of your travel routine.

End the Day with a Thorough Cleaning

You made it! After traveling all day, hitting the hay without brushing is tempting. Remember that brushing and flossing are the two most important factors of a healthy oral care routine, whether you're at home or on the road.

By packing oral care routine necessities and integrating healthy planning and on-the-go cleaning, you'll maintain healthy teeth and a bright smile. And you'll also be able to indulge in the fun local cuisine without regret!

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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