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Whether you’re traveling minutes away from your home or across the world, it’s still important to take good care of your smile. This means you need to brush twice a day and floss once a day while you’re away. To help you do so, Dr. Mark DeVuyst and our dental team have some oral hygiene packing tips that can help you keep your smile in tip-top shape.

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. If you are traveling on an aircraft, only pack paste that weighs about or less than 3.4 ounces. If the paste exceeds that weight limit, it will get confiscated. So, make sure your paste is travel sized so you don’t have any issues.

Third, pack your floss. Flossing is a vital task when cleaning your smile, so don’t forget to pack your favorite floss. This tool is also beneficial if you ever get food stuck between your teeth. If you floss after you eat, your chances of having a food-filled smile will be reduced.

If you pack these items, you’ll be ready to take good care of your teeth and gums. For more information and details about oral hygiene in Clinton Township, Michigan, please don’t be afraid to call Dentist 4 Life - Mark DeVuyst DDS, PC at 586-416-1625. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!