Caring for your teeth when out of town

laughing and chewing gum with friend embracing her.
laughing and chewing gum with friend embracing her.

There are many times when we may find ourselves out of town. We may be traveling for vacation or maybe a family reunion or funeral. Some of us regularly travel for work. Regardless of what takes you out of town, having a plan to care for your smile while on the go is vital to ensure you continue to take pride in your oral health. Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX, is a dental provider who can educate you on how to pack and prepare for certain dental situations.

What to pack when traveling

If you are leaving town, you definitely want to pack your oral healthcare supplies to keep your teeth clean and healthy. This includes your toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. You may also want to consider any other items that you typically use, including mouthwashes, dental picks, and prescription products prescribed by your dentist. If you are packing for a carry-on on an airplane, you will want to make sure that your products are less than 3 ounces to avoid being confiscated by TSA. When you have your dental products with you, you are more likely to take care of your smile during your time away when these items are easily accessible.

When you need a dentist on your trip

No one wants to worry about their teeth and gums when out of town, but it is essential that you prepare for the unexpected. If you have a dental emergency while out of town, you will want to get in touch with a dentist in the area to seek treatment immediately. Do not delay or wait until you get back in town to see your dentist, as some issues need to be treated as soon as possible to avoid irreversible damage. Certain conditions, such as a knocked-out tooth, a broken tooth, or a lost dental restoration, require immediate care from a dental professional to avoid potential problems and pain.

Who can I call if I’m in the Houston, TX, area?

Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her team of professionals in Houston can assist you if you are from out of town and need emergency dental care. Her practice can be reached by calling 713-660-6500.

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