14th July 2017
How To Maintain A Healthy Smile On Holiday
In the lead up to summer, many of us take extra care of our diet, spending habits, and exercise regime all in aid of that big summer holiday. Whether you’re boarding a plane to a warmer climate, or having a stay-cation somewhere in the UK, our holidays are a time for relaxing, having fun and making memories with loved ones. Although its great to finally take a well-deserved break from normal life, it’s important to uphold your dental hygiene routine to protect your oral health. At Lion Dental Centre we are passionate about providing our patients with reliable, professional advice so that they can maintain a fantastic smile wherever they may be.
Drink Lots Of Water
No matter where you go, or which activities you choose to do on your holiday its vital to stay hydrated. Dehydration can not only run your body down and make you feel unwell, but the dryness of the mouth can lead to early stages of tooth decay and periodontal disease if neglected.
Pack The Essentials
There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination after hours of travelling, only to realise you’ve forgotten your toiletry essentials. Why not pack toothpaste, mouthwash and floss as the first items in your suitcase to avoid that annoying situation? We recommend changing your toothbrush every three months, so could your holiday be an ideal time to refresh dental health fundamentals?
Don’t Skip Brushing
With all the excitement of being away, the tiredness after the day time activities, and late nights can leave you wanting to jump straight into bed – but make time to maintain your dental health routine. Spending a few minutes of your day, brushing, flossing and using mouthwash eliminates the bacteria that builds up on top of your teeth’s enamel throughout the day, and protects you from infection. In addition to the health benefits, it also keeps your smile looking fantastic!
Book an Appointment With Your Dentist Before You Go
A check up with a dentist at our Stourbridge practice is always beneficial, especially before going away. Having an appointment with a dental professional means that infections or issues can be caught at an early stage, so that they don’t develop and worsen on your holiday; potentially ruining your well-anticipated break. We offer our patients Hygiene Therapy as an invaluable service for maintaining oral health. As well as receiving a professional clean, removing tartar and plaque that has built up over time, a member of our expert team will provide you with a professionally guided health regime and healthy diet recommendations.
Our Hygiene Therapy sessions work well as part of our membership scheme as the cost of appointments is spread evenly throughout the year. If you would like to know more about the services we offer at our Stourbridge practice, why not get in touch? Our friendly, skilful team will be happy to answer your questions and book you in for an appointment if you should wish.