1. Keep your toothbrush dry
Brr … It’s getting chilly. This usually marks a popular time for travel. Whether you’re visiting family and friends nearby or jetting off to sandy beaches, here are some tips to keep up your dental hygiene habits while on the road — or in the air.
2. A travel dental kit is your smile’s best friend
Don’t leave home without it! Your travel dental kit should include a toothbrush, fluoride toothpaste, floss, lip balm with at least SPF 30, and — for extra fresh breath — some sugar-free gum. Keep your kit handy; you never know when a breath-freshening moment will strike!
Pro tip: Be sure to pack your other oral necessities, like a night guard or retainer.
4. Pack a water bottle
Having your own water bottle is a game-changer when traveling. Staying hydrated helps keep your teeth healthy and your energy up. Plus, sipping on water shields your teeth against cavities by washing away sugar and debris from your favorite holiday treats, like grandma’s famous cookies. So, fill up that bottle and keep it close. Your teeth will thank you for it.
Pro tip: Reduce the spread of bacteria by washing your water bottle once a day.
5. Know your dental network
If you’re unsure about your dental coverage, it’s time to get acquainted! Knowing how to find an in-network dentist is important — especially when traveling — to maximize savings. If you need a dentist while traveling, make sure to check whether they are in-network.
Pro tip: With Delta Dental, it’s easy. Visit deltadental.com to see if a dentist is in-network.
Adding these dental tips to your travel plans will help ensure a trip free of dental dilemmas. Pack wisely, travel safely, and show off your healthy smile.