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Traveling can be a great time, especially because you get a little break from life. However, that doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your smile. In fact, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss your smile once a day, even when you’re away from home. So, please don’t forget to do so. However, in order to brush and floss, you need the proper tools. So, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and our dental team are happy to give you an oral hygiene packing checklist.

First, pack your travel toothbrush. The smaller the toothbrush you have, the better. This is because it won’t take up much room in your suitcase. Before you pack your brush, store it in a protective cover. The cover will protect the brush by keeping the bristles free from germs. The best cover available is one that has ventilation. This effectively allows the brush to dry after you clean your smile.

Second, pack your travel toothpaste. This type of paste is beneficial if you’re traveling by plane. Remember, liquids that weigh more than 3.4 ounces are not allowed on the aircraft, so make sure your paste is small enough to meet the weight requirements. If you are not traveling on a plane, you can pack a regular tube of toothpaste if you have enough room in your bag.

Third, pack your floss. This is extremely important because it’s strongly recommended to floss your smile at least once a day. Not only is floss handy when cleaning your smile, but it is also handy when you have food stuck in your teeth. Instead of having a food-filled smile on your vacation, you can have a beautiful smile by flossing your teeth after you eat.

Do you have any questions about how to care for your smile while you’re traveling or about oral hygiene in Commerce, California? If so, please don’t hesitate to call Sunshine Dental Group at 323.266.2120 at your earliest convenience. We are more than happy to help you.