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Traveling, whether it’s for vacation or work, can be stressful. It can be even more stressful if you suffer dental issues or if you experience dental emergencies. No one wants to worry about their smile when they have other things to worry and think about. However, little did you know, there are things you can do to keep your smile in tip-top shape while you are on the road, and Dr. Holly Krystek and our dental team are happy to tell you all about them.

First, it’s best to avoid starting major dental treatments before your trip. Sometimes these treatments require more than one dental appointment, which means you might get caught traveling with half of a repaired smile or you might even suffer from dental pain while you are on the road. So, it’s best to complete the treatment and healing period before your vacation or wait to fix your teeth until you come home.

Second, fix any decayed, worn, or loosened teeth or dental work. If you have a cavity or if your dental restorations are starting to wear down and break, it’s best to treat and correct them before you start your trip. That way you won’t have to find a temporary dentist while you are away from home. In addition, if you get these problems taken care of, they won’t bother you while you’re trying to enjoy yourself.

Third, take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly. In fact, you need to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and rinse your mouth daily. If you take good care of your smile, you will have a better chance of keeping your teeth, gums, and entire oral health in tip-top shape.

Using our tips and recommendations can help you have a successful trip—no matter where you’re headed. If you do these things, there is a reduced chance you’ll experience dental issues and emergencies. For more information and details about how to take care of your smile, or if you need to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Muscatine, Iowa, please call Lifetime Dentistry at your earliest convenience at 563-263-9082. We are thrilled to help you!