How to Keep Your Oral Health a Priority During Family Vacations
By Murphy Dental Group
July 25, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Brushing   Dental Health  
oral healthThe end of May will be here before you know it. What does that mean for you? Since it’s summer and school will be out, most families believe this to be the opportune time to take a vacation. Traveling by car, train or plane can be stressful. While you may rush to make time, don’t rush away from your oral hygiene practices.

Murphy Dental Group’s Number One Packing Item

You probably have your travel toothbrush packed and ready to go. Did floss make the cut? We can’t stress it enough—floss can determine the state of your oral health. A toothbrush can’t clean teeth alone. If you only use a toothbrush, food particles and plaque bacteria are only removed from the surface of teeth, and bacteria still lurks in the space between the teeth.

Pack Flavorful and Healthy Food Packs

Your family needs sustenance during those long hauls. Junk food (chips, snack cakes, jerky, etc.) is the go-to travel food for most families, but eating healthy is better for energy levels and appetite.
It’s even better if the whole family eats tooth-friendly food and beverages, such as the following:
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • Strawberries
  • Chicken breast (add to a wrap or sandwich)
  • Nuts (almonds, cashews and walnuts)

Check In At Your Local Family Dentistry Practice in Milton

Before you board the car or plane, let us check out your teeth and gums. If you haven’t had a checkup and cleaning in awhile, there is a chance tooth decay may be present or another issue. You don’t want to be on vacation and experience a dental emergency.
Pencil in a dental appointment before or after your vacation. That’ll be one less thing to stress about. Contact (insert link to contact section) our Milton family dentist office, Murphy Dental Group, at (617) 696-3900. Or submit an online appointment form (insert link to appointment form).