Keep Your Mouth Healthy on Vacation


Do you have a vacation planned this summer? Where are you going? To the mountains? Or, how about to the beach? Are you heading to your favorite lake to do some fishing?

No matter where you may be headed on vacation this summer, you need to practice good oral hygiene. Of course, vacation is all about rest and relaxation, but follow these tips to keep your mouth healthy while you travel.

Drink Water

Be sure to pack your water bottle while on vacation. While it will be necessary for any of those outdoor activities you may be doing, it’s also helpful in protecting your teeth.

Water can help rinse away food and bacteria after eating. Additionally, most cities add fluoride to their water, which also helps strengthens your tooth enamel.

Snack on Healthy Treats

Road trips are popular during the summer, and it isn’t a road trip without snacks.

You may be tempted to pack chips and candy for road trip snacks but think about packing healthy treats. Fresh fruits, veggies, cheese cubes, yogurt, and nuts are great choices. 

Pack Your Dental Health Essentials

You definitely want to make sure you pack all of your dental health essentials. You want to make sure you have:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Xylitol gum

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

And, just like you would at home, be sure you are flossing each day and brushing twice per day.

This summer keep your teeth healthy while you enjoy a stress-free and relaxing vacation!