The weather is getting more and more perfect with each passing day, and you know what that means…Spring Break is just around the corner!
With Spring Break comes family vacations. But even when you are not in the comfort of your own home you shouldn't let your healthy teeth habits fall to the wayside.
We all know having a clean mouth is important. A clean mouth gives you fresh breath and a nicer-looking smile. Brushing and flossing removes a thin sticky film of bacteria that grows on your teeth. This sticky film, called plaque, is the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease.
So…you know when you are gearing up for vacation and you pack your suitcase and put together your video games and chargers and things to keep you occupied in the car...Well, why not put together an Oral Hygiene Kit at the same time? Get yourself a big Zip Lock bag and fill it full of everything you will need to keep your smile clean, bright and healthy while on the road.
Here are a few items you will want to include in your OH Kit:
- Travel Toothbrush
- Floss Threaders
- Mini Mirror
- Dental wax
Putting together an oral hygiene travel kit is the easiest way to support your healthy habits while away from home. And…you may also want to keep a Lenz Orthodontics contact card inside your kit just in case you have an emergency and need to call our office.
Remember...it's very important to maintain regular hygiene appointments with your family dentist throughout orthodontic treatment!