Don’t forget about your teeth while you go on vacation. Just because it’s time to hit the beach or theme park, doesn’t mean you can’t keep your teeth healthy. While you are on vacation, it is important to be prepared. One way to do that is to know the top tips to keeping your teeth healthy while on vacation.

7 Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy on Vacation

Here are some easy tips to follow that can keep your teeth healthy while you are traveling.

  1. Pack healthy snacks

An ounce of prevention is key. Instead of choosing sugar-laden treats from a food kiosk, look for or bring sliced apples, pears, carrots and/or celery sticks to munch on throughout the day of site seeing.

  1. Bathroom break = brush break

Pack your toothbrush with you when you’re on an all-day excursion. After meals, head to the bathroom and give your teeth a quick and thorough brushing. This will ensure your teeth stay fresh and clean.

  1. Prevention is key

Make time to get a dental cleaning if you plan on being away all summer long. Catching any lingering cavities before you leave will keep your mouth pain free all summer.

  1. Don’t forget your brush

But if you do, make sure to rinse thoroughly with water after every meal. You can also use your finger for a toothbrush in a pinch. If you’re staying at a hotel, many have complimentary toothbrushes available at the front desk for hotel guests.

  1. Transport your toothbrush safely

Your toothbrush can pick up a lot of dirt and germs when traveling. Make sure that you pack it in a tightly sealed bag, and don’t place it directly on counters or surfaces in your accommodations. When you return home, rinse your toothbrush with white vinegar.

  1. Pack ADA-approved gum

Curb cravings for candy when you’re traveling by packing some dentist-approved sugar free gum. You can also chew gum on the airplane, after meals or snacks if you can’t brush and floss.

  1. Use bottled water to brush

If you aren’t certain about drinking the water at your locale you shouldn’t brush with it. Use bottled water or distilled water to brush your teeth and make sure to choose a new toothbrush when you return home.

Keep Your Teeth Healthy Year-Round with Riverdale Park Dental

If you need a teeth cleaning or issue looked at schedule a check-up with Riverdale Park Dental and see our dentist, Dr. Tricia Boyce. Our team will help keep your teeth healthy with cleanings, cavity fills, and appointments for new patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Riverdale Park Dental and keep your teeth healthy all year long. 


Riverdale Park Dental provides comprehensive dental care for the entire family. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is committed to understanding and meeting your needs. Fill out your forms online and contact us to set up your appointment with Riverdale Park Dental. Lets create smiles that last a lifetime.

Source: Colgate, “Good Dental Care while Traveling”

Source: Mouth Healthy, “Travel Tips”