Millions of people travel during the holidays. One thing we can't forget is out teeth. Holidays sweets, treats, and meals can wreak havoc, so we must not forget them! Here are some tips for clean teeth and holiday travel.
Tips for Clean Teeth and Holiday Travel
I happen to know that Santa and the Tooth Fairy or good friends. He's going to want to see those sparkling teeth when you're fast asleep this holiday! Even if you're going to be traveling, clean teeth are important! Here are some helpful tips for kids and parents alike.
Pack Extra and In a Carry On
Luggage gets lost. It happens. You don't want to be in a new place and have to find a store that sells what you need. Pack extra travel toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. Put these extras in each family members carry on. That means if luggage gets lost, you have back ups. It also means you can brush no matter where you're at. (If you have a long flight, you may want to be brushing right on the plane!)
We happen to love Dr. Plotka's Mouth Watchers Travel Toothbrushes. They fold up inside of themselves, so they come with their own case attached. The bristles are really cool too! They're special flossing bristles to get those hard to reach spaces between your teeth. These brushes also eliminate 99% off bacteria that builds up on the bristles!
Keep Water on Hand
In the event that you can't brush, or you just want to wash away the junk you just ate, grab water. Swish it around your mouth and let it was sugary residues away. Your teeth will thank you for it.
Flying? Grab Sugar Free Gum
If you're flying, you're going to want gum for lift off and landing. Opt for sugar-free gum. It's way better for your teeth and diet in general.
Pack Some Healthy Snacks
I know, cookies and cupcakes are good, and they're easy to grab on the go. But they're not good for you or your teeth. Besides, you know you're going to indulge when you reach your destination. So while traveling, pack healthier snacks. Things such as plain nuts, jerky, whole grain crackers, or even an apple.
Is there anything I left out? What would you add?