Traveling dental tips from your South Austin family dentist, part one

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With spring here and summer right around the corner, travel season is upon us! Traveling can be a fun time for the whole family, though sometimes our teeth tend to be neglected. Coupled with some more indulgent food and beverage choices, our teeth can very easily suffer if we’re not careful. Because of this, in part one of our blog series, we’ll share a few things that you can do to ensure that you can enjoy your vacation without neglecting your gorgeous smile.

Schedule A Visit With Your Dentist

While we may be a little bit biased here, scheduling a visit with your dentist can actually be incredibly helpful to you before heading out on vacation. Not only will you be able to take comfort in knowing that your teeth are in great shape, but if there are any issues that you need to be aware of, your dentist will inform you. Additionally, they’ll be able to give you helpful tips on things that you can do to to improve the situation before heading out of town, as well as things you can do while you’re away. If your dental problem is dire enough, it’s entirely possible that you could even come back for a follow-up appointment before your vacation so that you can spend your time away from home relaxing as opposed to worrying. The last thing in the world that you want is some unknown dental pain ruining your vacation; schedule a dentist’s visit before your trip and make the right decision to take care of your teeth beforehand so that you can focus on having a great vacation.

Rest Stops Are A Great Resource

If you’re traveling in a car or chartered bus, there’s no reason that you need to wait until you reach your destination to give your mouth the proper cleaning and attention that it deserves. Chances are you’ll make a few stops en route to your destination, with some of these being rest stops. Rest stops are a fantastic resource for not only for using the restroom and stretching your tired legs, but also for practicing good oral hygiene. Carry your travel toothbrush and toothpaste with you at rest stops, and enjoy the benefits of a fresh and clean mouth for your entire vacation, not just after your arrival.

Bottled Water: It’s For More Than Just Drinking

For those of you that are traveling abroad or to locales that may not have the cleanest water, you don’t have to spend your entire vacation worrying about possibly getting sick. When in doubt, bottled water can be used to brush your teeth. Your teeth won’t have to suffer simply out of an uncertainty about the water quality at your destination. Additionally, you will likely use less water than if you were to get it from the tap, and you can spend your vacation with peace of mind, knowing that you won’t be at risk of getting sick.

Visit an Austin Dentist Office

Those are just a few helpful oral hygiene tips to help you when traveling. Blue Sky Family Dentistry wants nothing more than for our patients to be in good health, and we carry out this desire by providing families in the greater Austin area with high quality comprehensive dental care services. Whether you’re new to Austin and are looking for a dentist or are looking to find a dentist’s office that better fits you and your family, Blue Sky Family Dentistry makes things easy on our patients, providing them with one convenient spot where the entire family can receive top-notch dental care. We will continue our blog series in part two, but until then, contact Blue Sky Family Dentistry today for all of your Austin comprehensive dental care needs.