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Caring for Your Teeth While Traveling or On the Go

With many people living fast-paced, busy lives, it can be easy to overlook the importance of a good dental hygiene regime, which in turn could lead to more frequent visits to the dentist chair! Whether people travel on business or on vacation, or their day-to-day routine fills enough hours of their day, it is important to ensure that our teeth receive the same level of care as they would normally.

For example, regular tooth brushing needn’t be confined to the bathroom; busy workers should consider keeping a toothbrush and toothpaste in their desk drawer in order to brush during lunch breaks. This can not only help remove the acids associated with food and drink which can attack our teeth, but lunchtime brushing also helps minimize any damage that can occur between the regular morning/evening brushing that so many of us maintain. Plus, it helps keep our breath fresh – handy for meetings and other workplace interactions.


Whether people travel on business or on vacation, or their day-to-day routine fills enough hours of their day, it is important to ensure that our teeth receive the same level of care as they would normally.


If brushing teeth in the workplace isn’t practical, then chewing sugar-free gum can provide a substitute. Chewing gum promotes the production of salvia, one of the mouth’s natural defenses, which works to neutralize acids and rinse the oral cavity of bacteria and food debris.

Whether people travel on business or on vacation, or their day-to-day routine fills enough hours of their day, it is important to ensure that our teeth receive the same level of care as they would normally.

Similarly, keeping your mouth moist throughout the day and while traveling is important in order to avoid dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath. Carry a bottle of water in your travel or work bag. Not only will this help avoid bad breath, but it will also keep your body hydrated.

If traveling, make up a travel dental kit and keep it in your travel bag. Include such items as a toothbrush and toothpaste (obviously!), dental floss, mouthwash and tongue scraper. Consider adding some gum or sugar-free mints also, and change your toothbrush regularly. As your travel toothbrush is unlikely to see the same amount of action as your regular toothbrush, bacteria will find it easier to form, so ensure to keep it clean.

Finally, consider a dental examination with your dentist, especially if you’re heading away to foreign lands, where dental treatment may not be readily available or may be more expensive than home. By doing this you can have any dental issues treated before you go, and so give you peace of mind that your teeth and dental health are in tip-top condition for your journey.

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