Summer Travel: Your Dental Care Checklist

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: General Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry

While it may seem we’ve just gotten comfortable with the idea of it being spring, the fact that summer will suddenly be upon us is something that’s lingering in the back of our minds. This becomes ever more present a concept when the detail of summer travel plans comes up. Have you already begun considering dates, times, lodging, and more? If so, we encourage you to add a dental care checklist into the mix to ensure your plans include keeping your smile nice and healthy, while you’re out there soaking up the sun!

A Toothbrush

Of course, you know that you need a toothbrush. However, you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget one of the instruments you need most! Put this on your summer travel list. Make sure it has soft bristles (and remember you may find a travel-size option if you desire).


You’ll need fluoridated toothpaste to bring along with you, too. Bring a full tube or a travel-size version along with you, so you’re ready to keep your smile safe with twice-daily brushing.

Dental Floss

Don’t take a vacation from flossing just because you’re planning on taking some time off for the summer. Instead, keep your dental care in check by bringing along dental floss (and making good daily use of it, too).

Removable Tooth Replacements

Your dental care isn’t complete unless your smile is complete! If you wear a partial denture, full denture, or you have any other devices you wear daily, remember to bring them with you!

Oral Appliances

Do you use any type of oral appliance, such as a mouth guard? If so, pack it! You don’t want your sleep apnea treatment, bruxism treatment, or otherwise to become interrupted.

Prepare For Travel With Tips From Our Practice

Ask us for travel tips and anything else you need for your oral health in Richmond, CA during visits to our practice. Schedule an appointment today with Hilltop Family Dental by calling (510) 758-7222. We are proud to serve patients from Richmond, Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and more.

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