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Home Care on the Go! Dental tips for the Walnut Creek traveler

Travel is a fun way to see the world, learn about new cultures, and sometimes it can be a job requirement. No matter what prompts your journey, when you are away from home, your Walnut Creek dentist doesn’t want you to forget about your teeth. When you are living out of a suitcase and constantly on the go, it can be easy to put off dental home care. For your convenience, here are some tips to help keep you healthy away from home.

Be Prepared

It is best to bring your own toothbrush, toothpaste and floss when you travel. Although some hotels and resorts offer complimentary oral hygiene products, these items may not suit your personal dental needs. In preparation for a flight, be sure to pack trial-sized dental items in your carry-on bag. This way, you can easily access your supplies throughout the day.

Dental Emergencies

What do you do if you have a dental emergency while you are traveling? Even if you are in a country where you don’t speak the language it is usually possible to find a dentist that speaks English by contacting the American Consulate or Embassy. As a last resort you can always go to the emergency room of the local hospital. When in doubt, contact your Walnut Creek dental office for information and advice. The dental team cares about you even when you’re on vacation and may be able to help over the phone.

Prevention

If you know that you are going to be traveling, be sure to have your teeth checked by your dentist before you go. An evaluation for potential problems and recommendations for the right treatment can provide you with a little peace of mind as you prepare to leave town.

To make sure that you have a great trip without worrying about your teeth, call to schedule your check-up today.

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