As well as keeping your body hydrated, water and saliva helps wash away food particles and bacteria lodged in your mouth. When you’re in places where the air is dry, like planes, you’ll need to drink more water to compensate for the dryness and help bacteria wash away.
Aim for moderation
It’s normal to eat more sugary foods and snack more frequently while you travel. It’s part of the joy of exploring a new place! Unfortunately, it also makes your teeth more susceptible to decay. Don’t worry, this isn’t a note to forgo delicious food! Enjoy yourself, but aim for moderation rather than indulging in everything.
Your passport and your toothbrush aren’t the most likely pair, but it does pay to think about your teeth when you travel. To get the most out of your trip without compromising your oral health, pack your oral health essentials, take extra care to keep up your regular brushing routine, drink plenty of water and enjoy the local cuisine without overdoing it. Bon voyage!
We put together this article to help you better understand your oral health. It’s not intended as a replacement for professional advice. If you have any additional questions, it’s best to check in with your dentist or another healthcare professional. They’ll be able to give you more detailed guidance, or diagnose and treat you.