Summer is here and so is the Christmas period- kids are finishing school and that means the summer holidays are upon us. Whether you’re travelling interstate or overseas or just spending time away from home, don’t forget your dental hygiene routine at home, and with these tips, your smile will come back from holidays in better shape!
Check up before you check out
We all know that visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and clean is important, and if you’re due for a checkup make sure you check up your dental health before you check out on your holidays. Making sure your dental health is perfect before going away is important to avoid any dental emergencies when away.
Don’t forget your toothbrush
The most important thing to pack on your holiday is your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Daily routines are left behind when you’re on holidays for sleep-ins, late nights, and forgetting what a healthy diet consists of but forgetting about your dental hygiene routine can cause problems in the future.
This holiday season, remember to pack your toothbrush but if you forget, most hotels provide travel-sized toothbrushes and toothpaste, or your local convenience store or supermarket will stock the essentials.
Keep up your dental routine
It’s easy to forget your daily routines at home when on holiday. Whether you’re partying all day and night, relaxing by the beach, or spending time in nature, it’s important to remember to brush and floss at least twice a day.
Remember to pack enough toothpaste and floss to suffice for the trip especially if you’re going camping or spending time away from civilisation.
Limit your alcohol and sweets
Holidays are the perfect time to let loose and indulge in all the delicious food & drinks, including alcohol.
Overindulging in sweets and alcoholic beverages can cause damage to your teeth, including staining, cavities, and tooth decay. Sugar and plaque build-up produce acids that attack your enamel, which is the hard surface on your teeth. Each acid attack can last for up to 20 minutes after you finish eating. It’s likely that you’re not brushing your teeth until hours later when you’re on holiday, so you should try your best to not go overboard on your sugar consumption.
Holidays are your time to relax, sleep in and enjoy your time off with family and friends, however, these tips can help you avoid any dental emergencies or bad dental habits.
For more dental health tips, or to book an appointment with a trusted local dentist, contact Comfort Dental. We provide our patients with the highest quality dental care.