Just because parents are busy or traveling doesn’t mean that kid’s dental health should go by the wayside. While our modern lives are hectic and even chaotic, practicing good oral hygiene and encouraging healthy habits is important even when families are away from the house. In addition to bringing along important items like floss, toothbrushes, and toothpaste wherever you go, parents should also keep the contact information of our children’s emergency dentist handy in the event of an accident or injury. Following are some helpful tips for keeping kid’s dental health in check even when families are on the road.
Our practice encourages parents and caregivers to keep extra oral hygiene supplies in their vehicles, purses, and luggage when away from home. If children are away from home for extended periods of time, it is important for them to have access to toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss, if necessary. Having these items on hand when traveling will help parents ensure that their children are cleaning their teeth on a regular basis. When storing a toothbrush that has been used before, we recommend keeping it in a sanitary travel case that has holes in it. This will keep the bristles dry but prevent them from coming in contact with germs and harmful pathogens.
If parents and caregivers have a busy day of running errands or long commutes, it is a good idea to bring extra water and healthy snacks. Drinking water is an integral part of keeping the mouth clean, moist, and healthy. Moreover, having access to water and healthy snacks will prevent the likelihood of purchasing sugary items at convenience stores or fast food chains.
In the event of an emergency, our patients should call our practice immediately so that we can make arrangements for your child in our schedule. In many cases, we can provide same-day treatment, if necessary. Keep our practice number stored in your mobile phone or write down our information and place it in your glove box, wallet, address book, or purse.
We provide an array of pediatric dental services. Call our family-friendly practice today to reserve an appointment.