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5 Dental Care Tips for Holiday Travelers
Updated: 12/21/2009 4:25:36 PM

These five helpful dental health tips for holiday travelers will keep you smiling throughout the holidays, regardless of where you travel.
1. Get a Checkup Before You Go
Tooth aches are never welcomed, but the last time you want to be surprised by a throbbing tooth is when you’re on vacation. Not only will you likely be out of the area of your regular dentist, but you’ll also be wasting your hard-earned leisure time sitting in the dental chair. Why not plan your regular checkups and cleanings prior to your vacations? This way, you’ll be more likely to catch a dental health issue before you hit the road. Learn about discount dental plans from, a great option for quick dental care savings before you hit the road on your holiday travels.
2. Eat Healthy Snacks on the Road
Just because you’re away from home, that doesn’t mean you have to abandon healthy eating habits. Pack your bags with healthy snacks like fruit and water rather than soda and candy. Click here to read more about the role healthy eating plays in your dental health.
3. Don’t Skip Out on Floss
There are so many things to buy, let alone pack before you’re ready to pull out of your driveway. But don’t skip out on floss. Floss is an important part of your daily dental hygiene practices and you never know when you’ll be in frantic need of floss to dislodge a piece of popcorn or candy.
4. Remember to Bring Tooth Paste
Many times when you’re packing it’s easy to think, “Ah, I’ll just borrow toothpaste.” But how many times have you ended up running out last minute to purchase toothpaste, or worse, going a night and possibly a morning without brushing because spare toothpaste was not as easy to find as you expected? You bring everything else, so make sure to bring your own toothpaste when you travel.
5. Carry Your Tooth Brush Safely
How do you travel with your toothbrush? Here are a few suggestions:
  • Take the free toothbrush from your dentist and dispose of it when you get home. This option allows you to safely travel with an enclosed toothbrush, guarded from germs.
  • Purchase a toothbrush carrying case. Most pharmacies sell these cases near the travel-size items.
  • Put your toothbrush in a Ziploc bag. This is a cheaper travel option than the carrying case and will still guard your toothbrush from germs while you travel.
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