Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies While Traveling

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Do you want to avoid dental emergencies while you are traveling? If so, our Dr. Rachel Meyer, DDS and her team have some tips for you! If you do these four things, you will have the top-notch oral health you deserve and you will be able to enjoy every moment of your vacation:

Avoid major dental treatment: Sometimes major dental treatments require more than one dental appointment, which is why it’s best to avoid starting treatment right before you leave on your trip. If you do start treatment right before, you might get caught traveling with half of your smile restored or you might even suffer from oral pain while you are away. So, it’s best to complete the treatment and recovery period before your trip or wait to treat your smile until after your vacation.

Fix dental issues: If you have a cavity or if your dental restorations are starting to wear down and break, it’s best to fix the problem before you leave. Then, that way you won’t have to find a temporary dentist while you are away. If you get these problems taken care of before your trip, you won’t need to worry about them.

Maintain proper oral hygiene: If you stay dedicated to your oral hygiene routine while you are away, your smile will remain in top-notch condition and you won’t need to stress about tooth decay, gum disease, or any other issues. Just make sure to pack a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash before you leave.

If you would like to know more about oral hygiene and dental care in Los Alamos, New Mexico, or if you would like additional tips on how to care for your smile before you leave on vacation, please feel free to call 505-662-3163 today and talk to our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Rachel Meyer, if you need to take care of your smile before you leave. We are more than happy to help you!