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Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. It helps you prevent dental issues and keep your smile in tip-top shape. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene regularly, even while you’re on vacation. Oftentimes, people forget to clean their chompers and gums while they’re adventuring across the world, but you shouldn’t. To help you care for your smile while you’re traveling, Dr. Alan Kessler and our dental team have some tips and information for you.

First, scrub your chompers twice a day—every morning and every night. Do so with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. As you clean your smile, brush for at least two minutes each time and feel free to scrub your tongue afterward to eliminate bacteria and freshen your breath.

Second, floss your smile at least once a day—after each time you eat if possible. Flossing will help you remove the plaque and food particles between your teeth, which can help you prevent gum disease and an embarrassing food-filled smile. As you floss, use a product of your choice and be careful as you clean along the gumline.

Third, pack travel-sized oral hygiene tools. The smaller the toothbrush you have, the better. This is because it won’t take up much room in your traveling bag. It’s also recommended to pack a toothbrush cover to keep the bristles clean. When it comes to toothpaste, make sure to check the size. Remember, liquids that weigh more than 3.4 ounces are not allowed on the aircraft, so make sure your paste is light enough to meet the weight requirements. Feel free to pack a flossing product you prefer.

Doing these things can help you have the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve while you’re traveling. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about oral hygiene in Virginia Beach, Virginia, please don’t hesitate to call London Bridge Smiles. All you need to do is dial 757-644-5421 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to hearing from you!