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Are you planning to travel sometime this year? Whether you are planning a road trip or flying out of town, you will want to be prepared. Dr. William G. Kaylakie DMD and our team in Austin, Texas know that when it comes to dental care, you want to continue to care for the smile you have worked so hard to achieve no matter where you go. We hope these tips will help you have a safe and memorable journey!

Make Room in Your Suitcase or Backpack for These Dental Items

–Disposable toothbrush to keep your pearly whites clean.

–Travel-size toothpaste to remove bacteria and created good breath.

–Compact dental floss to clean in between your teeth and along the gumline.

–Mini-mouthwash to kill germs and lower acid levels in the mouth.

–Sugar-free gum after meals when brushing isn’t an option (it stimulates saliva flow which cleans the teeth and attracts food particles and bacteria).

–For those whitening their teeth you can bring whitestrips.

–If you are in a place where the water isn’t safe to drink, use bottled water to hydrate and brush your teeth with. Hydration is key to avoiding dry mouth.

–Don’t forget your nightguard or retainer.

–Dental emergency filling/crown repair kit.

–If you are wearing braces, add tooth picks or floss-picks, orthodontic wax, an extra clear plastic aligner tray, and check ahead to have the name, phone number and address of an orthodontic office where you will be staying.

If you received travel sized toothpaste and floss from your last dental visit, now is the time to pack them! Also, if you are traveling on a long trip, or out of the country, it might be a good idea to have a dental checkup before you leave.

For more information about how to take care of your oral health while traveling. or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaylakie, you can reach our team in Austin, Texas, by calling 512-831-5887 today. We are always here to help you achieve healthy, confident smiles wherever you go!