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Are you packing for a big trip? If so, don’t forget your oral hygiene tools. As you know, oral hygiene is vital, even while you’re traveling. To help you make sure you have everything to care for your smile, Dr. Dennis DeLoach and our dental team are happy to provide you with an oral hygiene packing checklist.

First, pack your travel toothbrush. This item is beneficial while traveling because it’s little and it doesn’t take much room in your traveling bag. To keep your brush clean and pristine, it’s also recommended to pack a toothbrush cover. The cover will protect your brush from germs and bacteria. Just make sure the cover has ventilation holes so your toothbrush bristles can dry after using them.

Second, pack your travel toothpaste. You obviously can’t clean your smile without toothpaste, so don’t forget it! However, if you are traveling on an aircraft, the paste can’t weigh more than 3.4 ounces. If it exceeds that weight limit, it will get confiscated.

Third, pack your floss. This is important because you will need to floss your teeth at least once a day if you want to maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums. The floss will also be handy if you accidentally get something stuck between your teeth. The floss can remove the particle without any issues.

If you pack these three things in your suitcase, you’ll be on your way toward taking good care of your smile while you’re away from home. To learn more about oral hygiene in Orem, Utah, please call Merit Dental at 801-375-9511 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to help you!