When you’re travelling, often your health gets pushed to the back of your priorities with all the excitement, particularly your oral health. However, it’s important that you keep on top of it and take a few precautions to keep your smile happy and healthy, whether you’re travelling for 2 weeks or 2 months!
Whether you’ve recently been to a cosmetic dental clinic, you haven’t had a check up for a year or you have no oral health problems at all, all of these steps are equally as important to keep you feeling healthy, fresh and confident in your smile whilst you’re away.
Have A Check-Up Before You Leave
The first thing you should do to protect your oral health when travelling is to have a check up before you leave. This gives your dentist the opportunity to identify any weaknesses or issues that can be resolved before you head off. This is particularly important if you have any concerns, any weaknesses have been identified in the past or if you’ve recently had any cosmetic work done, such as full dental implants, to make sure everything has healed as it should.
One quick dentist appointment could make all the difference, so book one in around 2 weeks before you head off so that if there are any problems, there is sufficient time to get them resolved so you can enjoy your holiday.
You won’t want to be carrying out lots of bulky oral health products, but packing some is important, so you can get yourself some miniatures! With a miniature toothpaste and mouthwash, along with a fold up toothbrush, you have no excuse that they’ll take up too much room. Then, floss tends to be small anyway, so that shouldn’t be an issue.
This is such a convenient tip that will save you packing space but allow you to keep your smile clean and happy throughout your time travelling, without the concern of needing to charge your electric toothbrush or squeeze a big bottle of mouthwash into your bag! Trust us, you’ll feel so much better when you get home if you’ve been consistently cleaning your teeth well throughout your time travelling.
Get Worldwide Dental Trauma Cover
Even when you’re looking after your oral health with a thorough routine and you have a checkup before you leave, accidents happen. So, it’s important that you have worldwide dental trauma cover. This will mean you have access to good quality, private dental care quickly, in a place you can trust. Otherwise, you’ll need to go to local dentists and try to get an appointment, which can be time consuming and disruptive to your trip. So, sort your dental trauma cover out before you leave just in case you’re covered. Many dentists offer plans with this included, so speak to your dentist and see if this is something they can provide. Otherwise, you can get it through different insurance providers for not much at all, considering how much is covered if anything does go wrong whilst you’re away.