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Dental Tips For Your Summer Holiday

by parkside-admin, on 25th July 2017

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Dental Tips For Your Summer Holiday


As summer is approaching and you are thinking of booking your summer holiday, whether local or abroad, we have come up with some tips that will keep your oral health in the best condition whilst you’re away!

  1. Make sure you’ve packed your dental essentials – Whilst trying to remember everything you need to pack don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss etc.
  2. Stick to your regular oral health routine – Whilst on holiday you may relax a little and become less strict with your oral health routine. Just remember to brush twice a day, for two minutes preferably once in the morning and once in the evening.
  3. Drink plenty of water – Drink plenty of water to ensure you stay dehydrated but also water is much better for your teeth than fizzy or sugary juice drinks.
  4. Limit alcohol intake –  whilst on holiday we tend to indulge in alcoholic beverages, especially when on an all inclusive basis. Try to limit your intake and steer away from sweet cocktails and fizzy mixers. These are a major cause or tooth decay and acid erosion.
  5. Sensitive teeth – Some people suffer from sensitivity to cold foods and ice drinks. We recommend you use a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne or Colgate Sensitive pro-relief.
  6. Take care of your lips – If your away and enjoying the sun its easy to forget to apply sun protection to your lips. Apply an SPF lip balm regularly to help avoid over-exposure which can lead to oral cancer.
  7. Be careful during sporting activities – Be aware of the risks involved when taking part in sporting activities. Lost or cracked teeth when diving into swimming pools is a common one, as is the impact of a ball or bat to the mouth. We advise you to take care accordingly.
  8. Dental Insurance – If you are a Denplan patient you are covered in an emergency. Please see the link below for further information. If you are not a Denplan patient your holiday rep should have contact details for a local dentist.

http://www.denplan.co.uk/~/media/Denplan/files/pdfs/patients/emergency-guide-patients.pdf

 

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