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Are you about to travel the city, state, country, or world? If so, don’t forget about your smile. Oftentimes, people forget to take good care of their teeth and gums while they take trips. If this is the case for you, it’s time to do otherwise. To help you keep your smile in pristine condition while you are away from home, Dr. Mark Teigen and our dental team have some helpful tips for you.

First, brush your teeth for at least two minutes every morning and every night. As you do so, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that have been approved by the American Dental Association. This will help you eliminate the harmful bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth.

Second, floss your smile at least once a day. As you floss, scrape the sides of each tooth and remove the plaque that lives there. Be gentle along the gumline as you clean the cracks between your teeth. You can use a flossing product of your choice to clean your smile.

Third, pack travel-sized oral hygiene tools. The travel-sized toothbrush is beneficial while traveling because it’s little and it doesn’t take too much room in your suitcase. The travel-sized toothpaste can be beneficial while flying a plane. This is because it typically meets the weight requirements of 3.4 ounces. When it comes to floss, don’t worry too much about the size, you can pack a product of your choice.

If you use our tips, you’ll be on your way toward maintaining a strong and healthy smile while you travel. For more information and details about oral hygiene in Longview, Washington, don’t be afraid to call Cascade Dental Care today. All you need to do is dial 360-425-8140 and our dental team will be more than happy to help you.