Going on a vacation means taking a break from numerous things like work and stress. But vacation shouldn’t mean taking a break from your oral health. Oral care is often compromised when you are on a vacation because you don’t wish to indulge in "boring" daily routines. But as much as you might be tempted to give up on your oral hygiene for some time, you need to maintain it even on a vacation to not face the after-effects when you return. Maintaining oral hygiene with some helpful tips is a lot easier than facing the after-effects like cavities, tooth decay, sensitivity, and many more. So take a note of the following tips to enjoy during and after your vacation
Keep Your Routine
It might not be very exciting and fun to keep up with your oral care routine on a vacation. But brushing twice a day, flossing daily and gargling won’t take up much of your time. This extra bit of time is quite a health investment and result of which, you will not be required to take a guilt trip of not giving attention to your oral care.
Clean Your Toothbrush with Drinkable Water
Unlike disposable floss, toothbrushes are used over and over again. They need to be kept clean as they come in contact with your teeth every day. When travelling, you don’t drink tap water because you know that it isn’t healthy enough to enter your system. Similarly, toothbrushes being your oral care tool, need to be cleaned by water that you feel is safe enough to come in contact with your system.
Dry Your Toothbrush
Never pack your toothbrush while it is wet. Even if you do so due to some circumstances, you need to unpack it from your travel bag after reaching your destination and let it dry. Wet toothbrushes tend to be breeding grounds for bacteria deep in the bushy bristles. Using this wet toothbrush without letting it dry compromises your oral health leading to various health problems overall.
Watch What You Eat
Vacation means indulging in some delicious and tasty food. Who wouldn't? But you need to pay at least a little attention to what and how much you are eating. Excess sugar consumption will affect your teeth severely. Try to limit the treats, especially sugary and acidic foods and beverages.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is pretty much the solution to everything. Drinking water to keep your skin glowing on a vacation is something that you’ve heard a lot. But drinking water for oral care is something that only a few talk about. Drinking plenty of water keeps your mouth wet and bad breath away. Dry mouth tends to build up cavities. Drinking plenty of water regulates saliva hence, preventing tooth decay.
Oral care is continuous health care that you can’t take a vacation from. It’s better to follow these tips if you want to stay away from the possibly building up bacteria. Consideration and implementation of these tips don’t mean that you have completely taken care of your oral hygiene. Visit your nearest and best dental clinic after your vacation to make sure that your teeth are in the pink of health.