Protecting Your Teeth When You Travel is Very Important
Posted on 6/23/2018 by Bisson Dentistry
Just like any other time of the year, protecting your teeth when you travel is very important to avoid any unexpected problems while you're away. There are several things you can do to ensure your oral health is covered while you're away.
Prepare When you travel far away, there is always a possibility that an unforeseen dental emergency may occur. To avoid potential problems, it is a good idea to schedule a visit with our office to get a general check-up and let us know if you are having any discomfort.
Getting travel insurance can save you a lot of money if the need arises. Check with your dental insurance provider to see what your out-of-network coverage is and ask if they have an option to buy insurance that can work in other countries.
Remember to check with your airline on what the security guidelines are for toothpaste and mouthwash. There are specific rules if you are planning on brining dental supplies on board a plane. Don't forget the floss and bring an extra tub of your favorite toothpaste.
When you Arrive Protecting your teeth when you travel is very important, especially when you will be overseas. Many countries around the world have water that is unsafe. You should ask the hotel or lodging you will be staying at if the tap water is safe to drink.
Even if you don't swallow while you brush, gargling with water that is not sanitary, is dangerous and can lead to illness.
Hopefully you won't encounter any problems with your oral health while you're away, but protecting your teeth when you travel is very important, especially is your destination is not in the U.S. Do some research online and bring an extra toothbrush in case you lose yours.
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