How to Care for Your Dentures While Travelling
If you’re about to take off on a vacation, you might be wondering the best ways to take care of your dentures and avoid any issues while you’re away. Traveling should be a relaxing break from day-to-day life — the last thing you want is to be worried about your teeth of all things!
Although traveling offers us a way to get away from the daily mundane, it’s important that we take care of our health all the same. With a little bit of planning for the unexpected, you can relax without worry.
Read on to learn a few ways to prevent problems and keep your dentures in great shape while you’re away on your next adventure.
1. Research Local Denture Professionals
While you’re traveling or frequently moving from place to place, accidents can happen. You might drop or damage your dentures in some way, leaving you with an improper fit or discomfort.
It’s useful to make a short list of local denture professionals who may be able to help in the event of an accident or emergency. If you know anyone living locally, ask for a recommendation. You can also look up local dentists or denturists online.
Once you’ve found a few local offices, it may be worthwhile to call and inquire about 24-hour emergency services. Knowing that you have a place to go in the event of an accident can ensure peace of mind.
2. Look Up Local Foods
If you’re traveling abroad or to an unfamiliar location, it’s useful to look up the local foods. Many restaurants now post their menus online which makes it easy for you to find a place that offers denture-friendly meals.
It may also be a good idea to purchase or bring along snacks of your own for long plane rides or drives where your food options may be unpredictable and limited.
3. Pack Your Denture Care Essentials
This one may seem obvious but people frequently forget to pack their denture care products during the pre-trip craziness. Before a big adventure, your mind can be in a thousand places — it’s easy to miss a few things.
Make sure you pack a soft-bristled toothbrush, cleaning solution, adhesive, and denture case. If you have a backup set of dentures, pack those as well in the event of an emergency.
4. See Your Denturist Before Leaving
If it’s been six months or longer since your last visit, it’s worth making an appointment before you leave for your travels. We can make sure your dentures are fitting properly and in great shape to minimize the chances of problems while you’re away.
If you’re going traveling, it might be worth stopping by our offices to make sure you have everything you need for a comfortable and worry-free adventure. Contact us today to book an appointment.