Tips for Maintaining Your Child’s Oral Care During Holiday Travel
At BRSH+FLSS we believe that prevention is the best medicine. We also know that a good oral care routine can be tough to maintain while traveling for the holidays. However, all of the sweet treats that go along with this time of the year make it more important than ever to keep those teeth clean. So here are a few tips to help keep your young one’s smile healthy during the holiday season.
3 Ways to Keep a Kid’s Smile Healthy when Travelling
- Gather Your Dental Care Travel Kit – Leaving something at home while traveling can hurt a good routine and result in extra tartar buildup during travel. When you create your toiletries list, be sure to include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash for each child. You may want to get travel size items and pack the bag well in advance. This leaves normal day-to-day oral care products in the medicine cabinet for the morning of travel and ensures you don’t forget anything when leaving or coming home.
- Maintain Proper Nutrition – Sure, you want your child to have fun on the trip, but setting limits on sweets can help to reduce holiday damage on a child’s tooth enamel. Having an active schedule during the day will also help to limit how often your child reaches for sweets.
- Don’t Forget Your Child’s Dental Appointment – Maintaining regular cleanings every 6 months is vital. That means scheduling visits well in advance. If you are approaching the end of the year and your child is in need of a visit, make plans as soon as possible, even if it means the cleaning will have to be right after you return.
Enjoy Travel and Maintain Dental Health
Your kids can have a happy and healthy holiday trip by following the suggestions noted above. If you need to schedule a pediatric dental cleaning, just call BRSH+FLSS at 619-741-1500 to make an appointment. We want to help you keep your child’s teeth healthy both during the holiday season and throughout the year.