Whether you’re boarding a plane to somewhere tropical, or exploring the UK, our holidays are a time for relaxing, having fun and making memories with loved ones. Its great to finally take a well-deserved break from normal life, but when you’re experiencing symptoms of Gum Disease like bleeding, swollen, tender gums and bad breath it can have a negative impact on your holiday. We are passionate about providing our patients with reliable, professional advice so that they can maintain a fantastic smile wherever they may be.
Drink Lots Of Water
No matter where you go, or which activities you choose to do on your holiday it’s vital to stay hydrated. Dehydration can run your body down and make you feel unwell. Also, the dryness of the mouth can lead to early stages of dental issues like tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Pack The Essentials
There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination after hours of travelling, only to realise you’ve forgotten your toiletry essentials. Why not pack toothpaste, mouthwash and floss as the first items in your suitcase to avoid that annoying situation? We recommend changing your toothbrush every three months. Your holiday could be an ideal time to refresh your dental health fundamentals.
Don’t Skip Brushing
With all the excitement of being away, the tiredness after the day time activities, and late nights can leave you wanting to jump straight into bed – but make time to maintain your dental health routine. Spending a few minutes of your day, brushing, flossing and using mouthwash eliminates the bacteria that builds up on top of your teeth’s enamel throughout the day, and protects you from infection. In addition to the health benefits, it also keeps your smile looking fantastic!
Book an Appointment With Your Dentist Before You Go
A check up with a dentist at our Watford practice is always beneficial, especially before going away. Having an appointment with a dental professional means that infections or issues can be caught at an early stage. This is important so that they don’t develop and worsen on your holiday. We recommend Dental Hygiene appointments to our patients as an invaluable tool to maintain excellent oral health. We can recognise early symptoms like bleeding and/or receding gums and sensitivity – all linked to gum disease, and reduce teeth staining.
Our dental hygienists, Afshan, Eva and Lien, will clean and polish your teeth to a professional standard and analyse the health of your gums. In addition, our expert team will provide you with a professionally guided health regime.
If you want to know more about the services we offer at our Watford practice, why not get in touch? Our friendly, skilful team are happy to answer your questions and book you an appointment.