Quick Dental Checklist for Traveling

Apart from the hot cocoa drinks and gift-giving, the holiday season also means traveling for most people. Here at our Central Georgia dental practice, we understand how traveling could make more people forget the importance of sticking to several oral health habits. We’ve come up with a quick checklist of traveling dental kit to help you maintain your awesome smile even when you’re on the road!

By and large, your kit should contain the following:

  • Travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste and mouthwash. Take note that TSA (Transportation Security Administration) regulations allow certain sizes for liquids. You might want to have a toothbrush holder to keep your toothbrush free from contact with other stuff in your bag.

  • Sugarless gums. You will never know when gums will come in handy when traveling, particularly if you can’t have the time to brush your teeth. Chewing gums are very helpful in neutralizing acids from drinking and eating highly acidic foods.

  • Floss for a quick there’s-something-stuck-in-my-teeth remedy.

  • Paraffin wax. A tiny portion of paraffin wax placed on top of a chipped tooth will be very useful in preventing the jagged edge from cutting your mouth.

If you find yourself in a dental emergency in Central Georgia and nearby areas, call us at 478.923.0232. To schedule an initial consultation, you can also fill out this contact form. Have a safe trip this holiday season!

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