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Oral hygiene is vital, even when traveling. Many people believe vacations are breaks from life, which means vacations are breaks from cleaning their smile. But that is not true. It’s extremely important to clean your teeth and gums every single day. So, to help you take good care of your smile while you’re on your trip, Dr. Mark DeWitt and our dental team have some packing tips for you so you can keep your smile in tip-top shape while you’re on your adventures.

First, pack your travel toothbrush. This item is beneficial while traveling because it’s little and it doesn’t take much room in your traveling bag. To keep your brush clean and pristine, it’s also recommended to pack a toothbrush cover. The cover will protect your brush from germs and bacteria. Just make sure the cover has ventilation holes so your toothbrush bristles can dry after using them.

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. Flossing is a vital task when cleaning your smile, so don’t forget to pack your favorite floss. This tool is also beneficial if you ever get food stuck between your teeth. If you floss after you eat, your chances of having a food-filled smile will be reduced.

For more tips and information on oral hygiene in Lansing, Michigan, or about the best traveling products, don’t be afraid to call Mark L. DeWitt DDS at 517-323-7926 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you!