How To Care For Teeth While Traveling

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Don’t Put Dental Care On Hold When You Travel

No matter when or where you take your vacation, taking care of your teeth remains an important task. Michael McKeel, DMD urges Gresham patients to always be prepared for proper dental care, even while you travel. Vacation may be a time to relax, but it is no time to become lax on your dental care routine. To keep yourself in the routine of caring for your teeth even while away for an extended stay, here are some travel tips from Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry.

Come In For A Check-Up Before You Leave

Before you leave for your trip, come in to see Michael McKeel, DMD at McKeel Family Dentistry. It is best to rely on your dentist at home to provide dentistry services and to spot any potential problems before going on vacation. After your appointment at McKeel Family Dentistry, you can travel with peace of mind and leave with the most up-to-date information about your teeth.

Call Your Dentist If Necessary

Gresham patients can keep in touch with their home dentist team, Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry, by phone in the event of an emergency. There are more dental emergencies that can be resolved over the phone than you might think, and McKeel Family Dentistry will always try our best to offer a solution, even if it’s a temporary one until you can return home for proper care.

If You Travel Overseas…

For dental emergencies that happen while you’re overseas, get in touch with the local consulate or U.S. embassy. This is the best way to get an unbiased, personal recommendation to a quality dentist in the area.

If You Forget Your Toothbrush…

Don’t stop cleaning your teeth! You can still rinse vigorously with water to wash away some of the cavity-causing bacteria in your mouth. For an even better clean, you can use toothpaste on a clean washcloth or your clean finger in a pinch. As soon as you are able to, replace your lost or forgotten toothbrush with one that has the ADA seal of approval.

Transport Your Toothbrush Properly

Most people will know that the best way to let a toothbrush dry is to leave it to air dry. However, this isn’t always possible when traveling. Instead, use resealable plastic bags to prevent your toothbrush from coming into contact with other things and keep it clean. Let it air dry when you reach your destination.

Make Use Of Bottled Water

Brush with bottled water if you can’t be certain of the local water’s cleanliness, whether in the city or out in the wild.

Visit McKeel Family Dentistry In Gresham

Making regular visits to your dentist is the key to maintaining good dental health.

Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD, has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham.

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to provide all the services your family needs for complete oral health. Learn about our dental services, including childrens dentistrycosmetic dentistry, dental bonding, exams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888.


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