Traveling during the holidays is an exciting and hectic time, especially when the whole family is together. It can be hard to remember everything you need to bring when you’re too busy thinking of all the fun vacation activities and seeing your loved ones. Just because you are in another place does not mean you don’t have to keep up with your oral health. Here are a few things you should be sure to bring in order to take care of your teeth while you are away.

The Essentials

 

Your basic oral care solutions should be brought with you on vacation. Your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss should travel with you wherever you go. Toothbrush covers are suggested for those who keep their toothbrush in a cosmetic bag, or doc kit, to keep it clean and clear of any bacteria or other substance. It can be hard when you have such a tight vacation schedule, but it is imperative that you continue to brush and floss twice a day.

Mini Mouthwash

 

Sometimes a day out on the town can turn into a full night of activities without going home. Having a mini bottle of mouthwash to carry around with you will come in handy. Especially after eating something high in sugar or acid. Mouthwash is a great way to refresh your breath and keep lingering bacteria from breaking down your enamel.

Refillable Water Bottle

 

The best way to make sure your body is healthy enough for long days of walking around or cooking with the family, is to drink water. It will keep you hydrated and alert while keeping your mouth fresh. Having a water bottle on you at all times makes it easier to quickly rinse your mouth while drinking a coffee to avoid letting it stay on your teeth and cause staining. Refillable water bottles are a great way to make sure you are staying healthy while celebrating the holiday season.

 

It can be difficult to keep up with your oral health when you are always on the go during the holiday season. Keeping mouthwash and water close by, even when not traveling, is a great way to stay on top of dental care. The holiday hustle and bustle is always better when you’re happy and healthy. Visit A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas this holiday season to get a full cleaning and prevention appointment to make sure the holiday sugar rush doesn’t get the best of you.