Learning to Take Better Care of Your Family's Teeth

Caring For Dentures On Vacation

When you travel for vacation, you think about hitting the pool, making new friends, eating great meals and seeing amazing sights. Chances are, you are not thinking about your dentures. However, you do not want to ignore them altogether. That is a sure way to wind up visiting an emergency dentist—definitely not how you wanted to spend your trip! These tips will help you easily take care of your dentures during travel, without giving you something else to stress about during your trip.

  • Pack a Denture Care Kit – Do not take a gamble that you will be able to find your favorite denture care products while you are on the road. Find a small box or case to use for all your denture care items and bring it along even on short trips. Not only do you eliminate the risk of not being able to find your products, you will save money too.
  • Bring Your Backups – It is unfortunate, but it seems like when something does go wrong it will be while you are traveling! If you have a spare bridge, partial or full set, bring them along. It does not take much space and if something goes wrong, you will be glad you have it.
  • Use Caution While Dining – You are more likely to drink soda, eat candy and other sugary items while you are traveling. While you may not be able to eliminate all of these from your vacation diet (nor would you want to), there is no reason to overindulge and risk your dental health.
  • Keep a Container With You – If you're spending a day seeing sites or enjoying the great outdoors, there may come a time when you need to give your mouth a break. Carrying a small plastic container gives you a space to keep your dentures while you rest your mouth.
  • See a Dentist First – Before scheduling a big trip, make an appointment with your dentist and have your dentures checked. He may have some suggestions on how you can best deal with your dentures during your trip and he may find potential problems that can be resolved before they turn into something major.

As you can see, denture care on vacation does not have to be a burden. By simply following a few simple tips, you can keep your dentures looking and feeling their best on your trip and or years to come. (For more information on denture care, contact Pinon Hills Dental)