Summertime Vacations Don't Give You a Break from Oral Hygiene
Posted on 1/27/2018 by Posh Dental
Going on a summer vacation is a lot of fun. However, it doesn't excuse you from your normal oral hygiene routine.
You need to make sure that you take care of your teeth more now than usual. Typically, a summertime vacation takes you away from home.
This means you cannot go running in and see your dentist should something come up. The more you take care of your teeth while on vacation, the less likely you are to face some type of an emergency situation.
How to Care for Your Teeth During a Summertime Vacation
For many, the idea of a vacation means letting loose. This can mean drinking a bit, eating foods that aren't part of your normal diet, and just indulging a bit more than usual. That is totally fine, so long as you make sure not to overdo it and to take care of yourself afterwards.
Make sure that when you get up each morning (or early afternoon if you so prefer), you still brush right away. You should do what you can to make sure you eat produce and drink lots of water to stay hydrated all day long.
Brush again that night, but also floss and rinse your mouth out well with mouthwash. This boosts the strength of your teeth when asleep, and allows them to be strong during the day as well.
Make your normal oral hygiene routine important while on a summer vacation. Your teeth don't mind you having fun, but they don't want to be forgotten about in that fun.
Before you head out, you may want to go in and see your dentist first. That way, if anything is going on in your mouth, it can be treated before you leave, sparing you from pain while you are out, trying to have fun.