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Traveling can be a great time for you and your loved ones, especially if you’re going on a dream vacation. However, it might not be a great time for your smile if you neglect it while you’re away. As you may already know, it’s extremely important to keep up on oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. To help you do these things while you’re on the road or in the air, Dr. Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick and our dental team have some helpful packing tips for you.

First, pack your travel toothbrush. The smaller the toothbrush, the better because it can take less room in your suitcase. Just make sure the brush still has soft bristles so it can properly clean the smile and care for your gums. It’s also recommended to pack a toothbrush cover so you can keep your brush’s bristles away from germs and bacteria. If you’re not sure which cover is best, we recommend packing a cover that has ventilation that will allow the brush to dry after you’ve scrubbed your smile.

Second, pack your travel toothpaste. You obviously can’t clean your smile without toothpaste, so don’t forget it! However, if you are traveling on an aircraft, the paste can’t weigh more than 3.4 ounces. If it exceeds that weight limit, it will get confiscated.

Third, pack your floss. This is important because you will need to floss your teeth at least once a day if you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums. The floss will also be handy if you accidentally get something stuck between your teeth. The floss can remove the particle without any issues.

Packing these items can help you keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape while you’re away from home. So, please don’t forget them. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Roswell, Georgia, please call DeMercy Dental at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 770.641.8010 and we will be happy to help you.