5 Teeth Tips for Summer Vacations

​Summer is officially here! Kids are out of school, the weather is nice, and it’s the perfect time to travel as a family and make money. Whether you are driving or flying, however, traveling can be stressful. Here are our tips for staying healthy this summer even when you are away from home.

  1. Eat a healthy breakfast.

Sugary cereals and baked goods can set you up for failure if you have a day jam-packed with activities ahead of you. To keep your energy up, start your travel days off with a good breakfast. Your body and your teeth need the nutrients in fresh fruits, eggs, yogurt, and calcium-fortified cereal.

  1. Drink lots of water.

Water dilutes sugar you consume and flushes out bacteria, plus staying hydrated helps keep your immune system and energy levels strong. This is especially important when you are traveling and getting exposed to new germs.

  1. Dry your toothbrush.

If you pack your toothbrush wet, it will grow bacteria more quickly and easily. Dry your toothbrush before packing it.

  1. Wash your hands.

If you think you are washing your hands enough already, be extra vigilant about keeping them clean when you travel. It’s a no-brainer that will protect you

  1. Find ways to relax.

Those with children know this too well, but nap time and/or adequate sleep at night is essential to a happy, healthy trip. Not getting sufficient sleep affects your mood, energy, and can lead to accidents.

At Platinum Dental Care, we want our patients to have a great summer and to come home in one piece! Safe travels, and have a great summer!

Dr. Ryan is a dentist in Murray. He loves summer vacations himself and never leaves without drying his toothbrush. For more tips or ideas for travel destinations, call 801-293-1234 to set up an appointment with Dr. Ryan, the best dentist in Murray.