As summer approaches, you are probably planning on taking a vacation. It’s important to keep your teeth healthy even when you are away. You’d be surprised how easy it is for your oral health to get off track. We’re sharing a few tips on how to take care of your smile away from home.

  1. Get a checkup beforehand.

If it’s been six months since your last cleaning and exam, make sure to get it scheduled before you go. We will thoroughly clean your teeth and address any areas of concern. That way, you won’t have anything to worry about and you can enjoy yourself.

  1. Pack your oral hygiene gear in an obvious place.

Make sure your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, and anything else you use to take care of your teeth and gums is easily accessible. Put it in the same place as other hygiene products that you are taking with you. This will make it easier for you to practice your regular oral hygiene routine.

  1. Start and end your day with good oral care.

When you are away from home and out of normal routines, the last thing on your mind is usually oral care. However, make it easy on yourself by starting and ending your day with brushing and flossing. If you have children, do your regular routine together and make it a family affair. This will help their teeth stay healthy and keep you on track too!

  1. Address your sleeping issues.

It can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep on vacation. What makes it even worse is if you have ongoing sleep apnea problems. Because it can lead to symptoms like dry mouth, you can increase your risk for bacteria and cavities. We can treat you for sleep apnea issues so you can feel better and sleep easier. 

  1. Research emergency dentists near your vacation spot.

The last thing you want to worry about is a dental emergency while on vacation. Research dentists near where you a traveling. Contact them about how they handle emergencies for non-patients and see if they are in-network with your insurance. If you aren’t in any immediate, urgent pain, you may be able to wait until you return to handle the situation. When in doubt, call our office with any questions.

Don’t let vacation ruin your smile! Call Houston Uptown Dentists at 832-463-1021 to request an appointment in Houston, TX, or schedule online. We’d love to help you keep your teeth healthy while you’re away!