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Tips to Keep Your Family’s Teeth Healthy during Spring Break

By v2dentistry26513402, Mar 21 2019 09:52PM

March 21, 2019

Kids need a break from school. Adults need a break from the routine. Spring break can’t get here fast enough! Whether you’re planning a vacation or a staycation with your family, make sure that you don’t take a vacation from good oral hygiene.

Here are a few tips to keep your teeth happy and healthy.

1. Grab Water On-the-Go, Not Sugary Drinks

Everyone likes to indulge a little bit while they’re on vacation. It’s easy to grab a juice or a soda from the gas station when you’re on a road trip. It’s not always easy to say no to the kids when they’re asking for a soda at a restaurant on the beach. But plaque-causing bacteria never go on vacation. Continue to choose water over sugary drinks. Try packing water bottles for the journey and fill them up as you go.

2. Pack Dental Friendly Snacks

Chips, cookies, and candy are fun, but crispy fruits and vegetables like apples, carrots, pears, and celery are delicious and can help keep teeth clean. These natural toothbrushes wipe plaque off of teeth, gums, and tongue.

3. Chew Sugar-Free Gum

Sugar-free gum stimulates the flow of saliva which washes away sugar and leftover bits of food. It removes pieces of food from teeth, too.

There’s another benefit if you are traveling by air or driving to the mountains. That changing air pressure can be painful for kids as their ears adjust. In addition to keeping teeth clean, chewing gum can also help relieve discomfort.

4. Maintain Your Regular Brushing and Flossing Routine

Sleeping in and staying in unfamiliar places shouldn’t keep you from taking care of your teeth and gums. Follow our dental tips for a healthy spring break, but however you choose to relax; the most important thing is to maintain a brushing and flossing routine.

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