Are you traveling this Thanksgiving? While there’s a lot on your mind, you don’t want to forget about your dental health. Staying on top of your regular routines will keep your smile shining throughout the holiday season. That’s why we wanted to share some must-have oral care items for you to take with you:

  • Your Toothbrush

This goes without saying, of course. But in the midst of the hustle and bustle, it can be easy to miss things like this. Whether it’s a travel toothbrush or the regular one you use, make sure you brush for at least two minutes twice a day while you are away. You can also take it with you in your carry on luggage if you are going by plane anywhere.

  • Floss

Flossing may not be at the top of your mind this holiday season, but it’s essential for keeping bacteria at bay. Taking your floss with you will help you remember this important routine. Don’t wait until you arrive to buy some, because there’s a good chance you’ll skip it. 

  • Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a must-have when you are packing for your getaway. Take one that is fluoride-based to give your mouth the ultimate protection against cavities. If you are traveling by plane, make sure to take one that is the appropriate size.

  • Travel-Sized Mouth Rinse

If you want to go the extra mile for your mouth this holiday season, take your fluoride mouth rinse with you. Freshen your breath between meals and to improve first impressions on anyone new you are meeting during the holidays. If you are traveling by plane, consider taking a travel-sized one with you.

  • Emergency Dentist Contact Information

No matter where you are going, have the information of a dentist that you can visit in the case of a dental emergency. Knowing where you can go when you are in pain can ease the stress of a situation. Call them in advance to confirm insurance information and if they see new patients last minute in the case of an urgent dental situation.

Get your checkup in before you go! Call 909-288-4682 or schedule online to make an appointment at Jia Y. Lee, DDS in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.