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Traveling does not give you a free pass from taking care of your teeth. In fact, if anything, you should be more worried about oral hygiene because an oral problem can spoil your holiday or professional trip. Often a lot of people put oral hygiene in the back of their minds when travelling. This is true with plenty of travelers forgetting to even carry a toothbrush in their travel bags.
So here's a quick dental checklist to make sure you carry the right things to take care of your teeth while you are on the go.
Travel Size Toothpaste
Assuming your trip is no longer than a few months, you don't have to carry a large toothpaste tube. Rather a small one will help you save space and it is easier to pack.
Get your hands on a foldable toothbrush. It helps you carry your toothbrush as you're travelling. You can even shove it in your pocket easily. The toothbrush should have a cover so that brush can remain clean and dry.
When you have time on your trip, you can floss your teeth. A good flossing session will clean out any food particles that get stuck in your mouth.
A Small Mouth Wash
A mouth wash is perfect for dealing with bad breath. Get a small one, there is no point in lugging around a big mouth wash bottle around.
On those days that you are too busy to brush your teeth, or there is no water coming from the taps, you can at least chew gum. Chewing gum adds freshness to your mouth, keeps it moisturized and is a temporary solution to brushing your teeth.
Tooth wax is one of those items that you won't necessarily need, but you will be glad that you have it in an emergency. You may also know it as paraffin wax. When your tooth gets chipped or broken, you can press the wax around the tooth until you see the dentist.
Have a Carry Pouch or Bag
You do not want to just stuff your dental items in the bag so it spills out and spreads with the rest of your clothes. It would be a hassle if you want to find it quickly. Instead, have a small pouch that can fit all your dental items together.
Write these points down and tick them off as you get them done. This way you won't forget anything on the checklist.
Lastly, have a great trip and take care of your teeth well!
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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