Let's face it, everyone loves to travel and indeed more people are traveling today than ever before. That is why it is so important to consider a few key dental tips before and during a vacation. For example, while on the road it is always a good idea to avoid problems by not chewing on ice, hard candy or popcorn kernels. Never use your teeth to cut tape or other similar types of materials. This is a sure way to create a dental emergency at the most unexpected time.
That said if an emergency related to your dental health does happen while on vacation here are a few things you can do to deal with the situation. For example, if you have a persistent toothache while on a trip simply clean your mouth with warm water by rinsing thoroughly. Using dental floss is a great way to remove food and debris from between teeth. Equally important is to avoid allowing aspirin or other types of pharmaceutical medications to come in contact with gums and especially near an aching tooth.
This could easily result in gum tissue becoming burned. If pain is a serious problem while on vacation plan to meet with a dentist in your area of travel. A broken tooth is equally concerning while traveling. If this happens, rinse your mouth with warm water and then use a cold compress in the area where the broken tooth is located. Once you have stabilized the situation contact a dentist immediately. A cracked tooth should be treated in the same way. Finding a dentist on vacation and on short notice can sometimes be challenging so plan ahead for anything unexpected or for any contingencies. Contact your Stockton dentist for kids, Sajjad Rizvi DDS at Happy Kids Dental to learn more about how to travel safely while keeping your dental health as a top priority.
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