Is Your Smile All Ready To Go On Vacation?

How well would you say you do when it’s time for vacation? Does your personality lean more toward someone who’s packed a week in advance with tons of lists and checklists for those lists? Or, are you more of a “toss everything into the suitcase at the last minute” type of individual? Maybe you’re like a lot of people and you’re somewhere in between. If you’re the former, then you are likely already well set up in regard to prepping your smile for travel. If not, however, then you may want to consider what our Ankeny, IA practice has to offer in the way of ideas to make traveling easier on your oral health. Don’t worry: It works for everyone!

Check Things Off As You Go

We don’t suggest that you rely on your ability to remember to pack your dental hygiene items or anything else related to your oral health as you plan for a vacation. Do you know why? Well, it’s because you’re probably going to brush before you leave for your trip. This means you might accidentally leave your brush (and more) at home. It happens even to the most organized of individuals. Then, there’s anything else you might need for your smile. Perhaps you have a case for a denture or other device. Maybe you have a bruxism oral appliance. How to make sure you don’t leave something at home? Try checking items off of a well-thought-out and comprehensive smile list as you check through your suitcase right before you leave or zip it up.

Double Up On Your Products

The most frustrating thing about the whole “leaving your dental hygiene items at home” fiasco is that you wouldn’t run the risk of doing this if you could just pack these oral health items with everything else you pack. The education you’ve been needing: You can, if you’re willing to simply buy a second set of everything you need. Buy another toothbrush, another toothpaste tube, another container of floss. Toss them into your luggage early. Leave your primary set of products at home in your bathroom. Easy!

Get Your Smile Ready For Vacation With Our Help

Come in for a checkup before you head out on a vacation, so your smile is healthy and ready to go! Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.