Are you packing up to get out of this cold weather? We don’t blame you! However, keeping your family’s teeth strong and healthy while traveling is just as important as keeping warm. Make sure their brushing and flossing routines don’t go out that airplane window with these tooth care travel tips:

Keep a stash of healthy snacks. Although you may be tempted to spoil your kids with sugary treats on vacation, grab some portable, tooth friendly options instead! Baby carrots, apples, and trail mix will help keep your kids feel full and won’t contribute to tooth decay!

Prep your carry-on. Let’s be honest, no one’s mouth feels particularly fresh after a long flight. Fight airplane breath by planning ahead and packing travel sized toothpaste, mouthwash, a travel toothbrush, floss, and mints.

Take brushing breaks. Whether you’re camping, hiking, flying, or taking a road trip – take a moment to brush or floss your teeth when you stop for bathroom breaks. Also, remember to keep up with ADA’s recommended oral care routine and brush for two minutes, twice a day.

Avoid dental emergencies. Accidents happen, but you can take simple, precautionary steps while traveling to prevent any tooth disasters! Carry a Dental Emergency Kit, fully equipt with mouth guards, pain relievers, orthodontic wax, cotton/gauze, and floss. You’ll be set to fix any issue.

Schedule an appointment with us. The best way to start out your travels is by making sure everything is A-OK prior to your trip by paying us a visit. We can help make sure there’s nothing that can cause tiny teeth to have any big problems.

Make sure your child sees a dentist to ensure his or her oral health is in tip-top shape. Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County offers a caring and compassionate approach to pediatric dentistry, ensuring our patients are comfortable at all times. To learn more about our practice visit our website, or give us a call at 631-320-0880 to schedule an appointment today!

Pediatric Dentistry of Suffolk County has two locations:
Commack | (631) 486-6364 | 2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 145
Medford | 631) 320-0880) | 3237 Route 112, Bldg 6, Suite 7B