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Dental Travel Tips

Book a Dental Check-up/Exam

As summer holidays start and we are planning our vacations it is important to remember to get a dental check up before flying off to another country. You’ll have peace of mind, and your dentist will have the most up-to-date information on your teeth, including x-rays.

Dental Emergencies While on Holidays

Be sure to have your dentists phone number with you and contact them if you or your child is having a dental problem. Some dental emergencies can be solved over the phone and your dentist can advise you if you should see a dentist right away or wait till you get back.

Dental Emergencies Overseas

Have the number for the local consulate or Canadian embassy with you. If a dental emergency happens it would be a good idea to call them and ask for a recommendation of a dentist that they use.

Did you forget your toothbrush?

If you are temporarily without a toothbrush be sure to rinse vigorously with water to wash away some of that cavity-causing bacteria. If you have your toothpaste you can put some on a clean washcloth or your finger to brush. If you get a chance to purchase a toothbrush make sure it is a soft one.

Water safety in other countries.

There are some countries where the water supply may be compromised so when in doubt always brush with bottled water.

With files from the American Dental Association. For more information click link

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