Vacations are meant for relaxing on the beach, going on adventures, and exploring new places. It’s not for dental emergencies. Well, at least we hope it’s not. Experiencing a dental emergency while you’re traveling can bring a huge damper down on your trip. So, it’s best to do all you can to avoid them. To help you do so, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum and our dental team have some tips and information for you.
First, it’s best to avoid starting major dental treatments before your trip. Sometimes these treatments require more than one dental appointment, which means you might get caught traveling with half of a repaired smile or you might even suffer from dental pain while you are on the road. So, it’s best to complete the treatment and healing period before your vacation or wait to fix your teeth until you come home.
Second, fix any decayed, worn, or loosened teeth or dental work. If you have a cavity or if your dental restorations are starting to wear down and break, it’s best to treat and correct them before you start your trip. That way you won’t have to find a temporary dentist while you are away from home. In addition, if you get these problems taken care of, they won’t bother you while you’re trying to enjoy yourself.
Third, take good care of your smile. If you stay dedicated to your oral hygiene routine, your teeth and gums can remain in tip-top shape and you won’t need to worry about cavities, periodontal disease, or other dental issues. Just make sure to pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash before you leave so you can brush twice a day and floss and rinse once a day.
If you use these tips, there is a good chance you’ll maintain a strong and healthy smile while you’re on your trip. For more information, tips, and details about how to avoid dental pain and emergencies while you’re on the road, talk to your dentist in Kennesaw, Georgia, by calling (770) 429-0955 today. Our dental team is more than happy to help you!