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Should I See My Dentist Before I Go on Vacation?

May 13, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — pacificviewdentalgroup @ 8:08 pm
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Everyone loves a nice summer getaway, but nothing spoils a good time like the sudden onset of a throbbing toothache. While millions of people in America go on vacation every year, relatively few of them take the time to see a dentist beforehand so they can make sure there isn’t any oral health trouble brewing. Here’s why you should see your dentist before leaving for vacation along with a few tips for keeping your mouth in great shape while traveling.

Why Should I See My Dentist Before My Trip?

Oral infections like tooth decay and gum disease have a nasty way of starting out imperceptibly small before blooming into something horrible at the worst possible moment. By seeing your dentist before heading out for your favorite vacation spot, you allow a trained professional to inspect your teeth and gums for any issues and correct any problems they find before they can get any worse. This can prevent a miserable toothache from striking while you’re trying to enjoy yourself on the lake, beach, or sea, depending on your preference.

How Can I Keep My Teeth in Great Shape While Traveling?

It’s important to keep up with your oral hygiene while on the road, especially when you consider how much fast food and sugary soda your average long-distance highway traveler consumes. It’s a great idea to pack a special hygiene bag that includes toothpaste, a toothbrush, dental floss, and a travel-sized bottle of mouthwash. If you or someone in your travel party is undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may also want to bring supplies such as dental wax and floss threaders. Having everything you need packed in a convenient location can make oral care much easier.

What If I Have a Dental Emergency While on Vacation?

Preparation can make all the difference for a traveler worried about dental emergencies. Before you leave, ask your dentist if they can recommend any emergency dental care providers at your destination. You may want to call this office away from home to tell the staff that you’re coming and have them set up a line of communication in case they need to exchange information with your regular dentist.

Thinking ahead has averted many disasters. With a little preparation such as seeing your dentist before you head out on vacation, you can travel with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your teeth and gums are in good shape.

About the Practice

Dr. Alexandria N. Arditti earned her dental degree at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and stays abreast of the latest techniques in her field through continuing education courses. She is proud to be a member of the California Dental Association. Her practice in Huntington Beach, CA, offers general, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dentistry. To schedule a pre-vacation dental visit, contact her office online or dial (714) 592-4294.

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