Vacation season is upon us! As you eagerly plan your getaway, you don’t want to neglect an essential part of your well-being: oral health. So whether you’re going to a tropical paradise or exploring new cities, taking care of your smile should remain a priority throughout your vacation. We’re sharing easy tips to follow to protect your oral health while away from home.

  1. Pack your oral health essentials.

Take your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash with you on vacation. Of course, if you are taking a plane anywhere, don’t forget to take a travel-sized version of toothpaste or mouth rinse. Also, if you wear a retainer, take that too!

  1. Practice pool safety.

Playing by the poolside is a big part of summer. However, play it safe. One slip and fall and you can chip or knock out a tooth.

  1. Eat healthy foods.

Indulging a little on vacation is fine, but enjoy an array of nutritious foods too. Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins are good for your teeth and body. So, make sure to incorporate those as much as possible.

  1. Research emergency dentists in the area.

Before you leave for vacation, make sure you find out where you could go for an emergency. Find out if they are in-network with your insurance provider and if they accept same-day appointments. Preparing in advance is a must for handling an emergency stress-free.

  1. Get a checkup ahead of time.

If it’s been a while since your last checkup, get one before you go. We’ll give you a thorough cleaning and look for any issues that could ruin your good time.

Get more personalized tips on how to protect your oral health at your appointment. Call Blythewood Village Dentistry today at 803-653-6331 to schedule a visit. You can also online.