Dr. Kathleen Mullaney • DDS • FAGD

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Dental essentials for traveling!

Going on summer vacations is a fun and a great time to spend with family and friends.  When packing for these trips you will include your favorite items, whether it’s a pair of shoes or pajamas. As you pack, don’t forget to carry these dental essentials. These tools are important if you want to maintain your oral health while enjoying your summer.  Some of the essentials you need to include in your travel kit are as follows.

1. Toothpaste and toothbrush

These are the basic tools required for cleaning your teeth daily. Therefore, you should include them in your travel kit. You can carry travel-sized pastes and brushes that fit in your travel kit easily. Travel sized pastes and brushes are convenient, especially if you are not going away for a long time. They are easily foldable and can be fitted into a carry-on bag. These two are a must-have as you enjoy your summer vacation.

2. Flossers

Flossers are crucial to your oral health, especially if you are on the go. While you are on vacation, ensure you include a pack of flossers in your travel kit or carry-on bag. They are ready-to-grab and easy to use. Flossers are used to get rid of any excess plaque, or food particle stuck in your teeth. You may have brushed your teeth, but some food particles get stuck in between your teeth. Use a flosser to get in between these spaces. Also, remember to include a pack of floss to use while on the trip.

3. Mouthwash

Mouthwash comes in handy when you are on the road or a plane and do not have time to brush your teeth. If you have a flight that will take more than five hours, you need to carry mouthwash. Mouthwash will help kill and eliminate all the germs and bacteria that have built up in your teeth.  There are travel sized mouthwashes that you can pack in your carry-on bag to use while on the plane. The mouthwash is also useful when you land and have no time to go back to your hotel or Airbnb to freshen up.

4. Sugar-Free Gum

Carrying chewing gum while on vacation may sound crazy, but it has a lot of added benefits. If you are using air travel, chewing gum helps to eliminate the plugged ear feeling of landing and taking off. Chewing gum also increases the production of saliva in your mouth that is essential for dissolving acids and fighting dry mouth.  Ensure you pack sugar free gum with you to reduce the likelihood of cavities.

Everyone is excited to get back to traveling- don’t forget the dental essentials!

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