Visit with your Dentist...
If it has been over 4 months since your last recall checkup with your dentist, a visit to the dental office is the best way to prevent any unexpected toothache during the trip. Especially going on a plane or high altitude destinations, existing problems without symptoms can be exacerbated. And make sure you informed your dentist when you are leaving and how long you will be away, so if there are any procedures that need to be performed or postponed, he can discussed it with you. And bring your dentist's phone number in case of Emergency. Your dentist can tell you what to do, where to go or if it is something that can wait till you get back.
Pack the Oral Health Bag...
Remember your teeth doesn't get a vacation from oral hygiene like you do. Pack your toothbrush, floss, mouthwash, waterpik and if you are wearing retainers, dentures and nightguard, bring them with you. Toothbrushes should be transported separately with you in a sealed plastic bag or container and air dried when you reached your destination. If you forget to bring your toothbrush, you can use your finger temporarily with toothpaste and clean bottled water to clean your teeth until you can finally get one.
Avoid eating certain foods to prevent dental emergencies..
Avoid eating hard candies, hard foods, or sticky foods or even chew on ice. Teeth and fillings can chip, crack or get dislodged.
If you have toothache, call our Dentist office in Long Beach at (562) 247-4683. We can help give you professional advice if you need to see an emergency dentist or wait until you get to get back from your trip for treatment. From JeffVelasquezDDS, we hope you have a wonderful and safe vacation.
Dr. Jeff D. Velasquez