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Great Oral Health Tips for a Fun Summer Vacation

June 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Anthony Giamberardino @ 6:27 am
A smiling family having fun on summer vacation

From movie releases to rising heat, the signs of summer are plain to see. There’s thus a good chance that you’re planning a vacation. Amid your excitement, though, don’t forget to look after your teeth and gums. Vibrant oral health will keep dental issues from upsetting your getaway. If necessary, your local Medford dentist can assist you a bit. To that end, consider using these oral health tips for your summer vacation this year.

See a Dentist Before Leaving

Before you jump-start your trip, try to visit a qualified dentist. They’ll ensure your mouth is ready for fun in the sun.

You see, a pre-trip checkup helps prevent a dental emergency abroad. It’ll diagnose and treat your minor issues before they get a chance to worsen. In doing so, the appointment reduces your risk of a major oral issue – perhaps a tooth infection – happening on vacation.

This visit will also protect your teeth from summer treats. More specifically, it’ll strengthen your enamel against the sugary foods you might eat on the trip.

Bring Dental Tools on Your Trip

When packing for a summer trip, you might focus on swimsuits, flip-flops, and sunglasses. However, you’d be wise also to bring a dental travel kit. This tool collection can keep your mouth healthy while out of town.

When building your dental travel kit, include the following items:

  • Fluoridated Toothpaste: You can protect and strengthen your tooth enamel by bringing the right toothpaste.
  • Soft-bristled Toothbrush: A travel toothbrush with soft bristles can remove your mouth’s harmful oral bacteria.
  • Dental Floss: Done once daily, flossing – whether with regular floss or flossers – will reduce your risk of later oral issues.

Stick to an Oral Care Routine

Even if you’re tempted otherwise, don’t let go of your oral routines on vacation. Consistent teeth cleaning keeps your mouth safe in various venues.

In particular, stick to the essentials of good oral hygiene. Namely, brush twice daily, floss once daily, and rinse often with mouthwash. These practices will reduce the odds you face an oral issue – cavities, gum disease, etc. – on the trip.

Be Mindful of Your Diet

You may try new foods while you’re on vacation. That’s perfectly fine – sampling new cuisine is part of a trip’s fun. Still, be mindful of what you eat. Some items could damage your pearly whites.

For instance, don’t go overboard on sweets. Ingesting too much sugar could lead to tooth decay and cavities. Instead, balance the sugary treats with mouth-healthy foods – things like lean protein, leafy greens, dairy products, etc.

In the end, oral health tips for your summer vacation will enhance the season. Therefore, stick to the ones listed above so your smile is as vibrant as the trip!

About the Practice

Giamberardino Dental Care is based in Medford, MA. Led by Dr. Anthony Giamberardino, our practice gives each patient personalized dental care. To that end, we offer preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services tailored to your unique smile. The team is even equipped to perform emergency services like root canal therapy and tooth extractions. For more information or to book a visit, you can reach us on our website or by phone at (972)-331-8100.

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