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How to Protect Your Teeth While on a Camping Trip

Posted on 5/11/2020 by Dr. Chapko
How to Protect Your Teeth While on a Camping TripIt's easy to get carried away by the thrills and adventures on your camping trip to the detriment of your oral health. Bacterial infection or plaque buildup do not care what time of the day it is or what activities you're engaged in – they build on regardless so long as they find an enabling environment in your mouth.

It's easier to maintain high oral hygiene standards during your camping trips if you've packed up adequately for your trips ahead of time. Packing precut floss, toothpaste tabs, and fluoride-rich water can help minimize the hassle of brushing and flossing regularly on your trip. Read on to find out more expedient tips.

Tips for Protecting Your Teeth During Camping Trips

You need to take your regular oral care practices with you to the camping ground, and that implies you need to stock up adequately on oral care items. It might be challenging to get fluoridated water away from town, but you'll still be fine with any source of clean water provided you brush and floss regularly. You still need to choose your water source carefully, though. And even if it looks crystal clear, you should always boil water from a camping site before drinking to ensure that no bacteria are lurking inside it.

And for your safety, brush in a spot as far off from your camping site as possible because wild animals can be attracted to the flavor of your toothpaste. You also need to keep your toothpaste and brush tightly concealed and tucked away in a plastic container or a zipped freezer bag to keep them away from bears and other wild animals.

You also need to avoid sugary foods on your trips if you're not prepared for a rigorous oral care regimen to prevent their harmful effects. Pack up on low sugar foods like fruits, nuts, veggies, etc.

And when you're back from your trip, don't forget to turn up for a checkup at our offices to ensure that no potential dental problem has accompanied you back from your trip.
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