Thursday, July 21, 2016

8 "Must Do" Vacation Tips

Vacation spoilers:  icky hotel room, bad weather, and a toothache!
While you can't control the weather, and may have to suffer through a bad room, the American Dental Association (ADA) offers tips to ensure healthy teeth before and during your getaway.

See your dentist for a check up before you leave. 
Store your dentist's contact info in your cell phone or pack a business card. Dental emergencies can often be resolved over the phone. 
Brush with bottled water if you're worried about tap water.   
Chew ADA-approved sugarless gum, which can help relieve ear pressure during a flight and help prevent cavities (when chewed for 20 minutes after a meal). 
Contact the local consulate or U.S. Embassy if you're overseas and have a dental problem. They can point you in the right direction for healthcare. 
Once home, get back on a healthy track!  Don't sweat it if you didn't brush or floss as often on vacation, or ate a lot of sugary foods.  
Want more information?  Talk with the staff of Wilmette Dental.  They can help help ensure a dental-emergency-free vacation.