Essential Travel Tips for Your Teeth

By October 27, 2022 No Comments

If you have anxiety about flying or hotel check-ins, vacationing can be difficult. Traveling can be less stressful and more fun, especially for your teeth. Traveling exposes your teeth to microorganisms and raises the risk of dental infections. Traveling with a healthy smile requires planning. To protect your teeth when travelling, here are some crucial tips.

Bring toothpaste and toothbrush.

Do pharmacies and airports sell toothbrushes? Buying a toothbrush anywhere is not advised. Unsuitable toothbrushes can harm soft tissue in your mouth, making you more prone to gum disease and tooth decay. Toothpaste varies per country. Unsuitable toothpaste may not remove all mouth bacteria and worsen dental health. Traveling with a customized toothbrush and toothpaste will keep your mouth healthy.

Travel with mouthwash.

If you’re staying in a hotel or hostel without a regular cleaning routine, bring travel mouthwash. Use this alongside brushing and flossing. Travel mouthwash may be necessary if you drink tap water or don’t have clean water. In a hostel, you can pack a travel mouthwash in a plastic bag and a couple little bottles of your preferred mouthwash to replenish your travel bottle.

Check your insurance.

You may have dental and medical travel insurance. Make sure the policy covers dental health. Find an economical dentist in the country you’re visiting if your dental insurance doesn’t cover much. Dental associations in most countries may recommend economical, trustworthy practitioners. Use this information to arrange an appointment ahead of time and save money and worry.


Flossing prevents gum disease and keeps teeth clean. Traveling may prevent you from rinsing your mouth with clean water. Travelers can floss without water. You can use flossing tape or floss picks without water. Ask your dentist for flossing-like dental tape if you have braces or dental work.

Traveling is great but hard on your teeth. These dental travel guidelines will help you maintain your smile while travelling. For clean teeth, carry your toothbrush, toothpaste, and travel mouthwash. Make sure your insurance covers dental care. Dental or flossing tape helps clean your teeth without water. These travel tips will keep your smile clean and healthy.

Make your appointment today with Dr. Rob Andrew and Urban Smiles Family Dental. 780.989.6030

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