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Schools out! For many of us, summer vacation brings a change of routine. Kids might be sleeping in longer, staying up later, and many of us try to escape the summer heat with quick trips to less …

Schools out! For many of us, summer vacation brings a change of routine. Kids might be sleeping in longer, staying up later, and many of us try to escape the summer heat with quick trips to less scorching climates and maybe even a longer vacation. Meal times tend to become less routine, snacking becomes more prevalent, and what if you have a tooth emergency while on the road? Here's some tips for summer tooth care.


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  • 1. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and TeethSchools out! For many of us, summer vacationbrings a change of routine. Kids might be sleepingin longer, staying up later, and many of us try toescape the summer heat with quick trips to lessscorching climates and maybe even a longervacation. Meal times tend to become less routine,snacking becomes more prevalent, and what if youhave a tooth emergency while on the road? Heressome tips for summer tooth care.Summer Vacation
  • 2. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and Teeth1) Rinse your mouth with water after eating. Youmay not have easy access to your toothbrush ifyoure on the road traveling early in the morning orlate at night. Studies have shown that brushingimmediately after eating can harm your toothenamel. Its better to wait at least 30 minutes aftereating for saliva chemistry to normalize. A good tipis to at least rinse your mouth out, especially aftereating sugary foods or foods that tend to stain suchas blueberries. Dont forget to brush, though, atleast twice daily.Rinse your Mouth
  • 3. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and Teeth2) Try to limit constant snacking, especiallyon sugary drinks and snacks. Its not goodfor your waistline, health, or yourteeth. Keep a bottle with you that you cankeep filled with water, and snacks handysuch as nuts, that are less sugary, wontspoil, but are still satisfying.Try to limit constant snacking
  • 4. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and Teeth3) Keep sugar free mint gum handy. This is astaple in our family travel bag. The mint helpssoothe queasy tummies produced by motionsickness, and chewing gum can also activatesalivary glands to help rinse away foodparticles. Its also a betteroption when the munchies hit on those long cardrives, than candy or junk food. Its not asubstitute for brushing, so make sure not to forgetyour toothbrush!Keep sugar free
  • 5. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and Teeth3) Make sure to keep up your good brushing. Ifyou use an ultrasonic toothbrush, the charge canusually hold for a few days without needing tobring along your charger. If you opt to pack atraditional toothbrush, remember that you willhave to pay more attention to your brushingtechnique and it may take a little more time thanwhat you are used to with your ultrasonic. Tosssome floss into your travel bag, as well.Your Good Brushing
  • 6. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and Teeth4) Care for temporary crowns. In most cases, Dr.Ito will try to work around your travel schedule sothat you dont have to travel with a temporarycrown. While they perform very well, they are onlymeant to be in place temporarily. Should atemporary become dislodged while you are out oftown, you can purchase temporary cement at mostdrug stores. Follow the directions on the package,and you should be able to replace it yourself. Avoidchewing or biting hard, crunchy foods, especially inthe area of your crown. Check in with us as soon asyou get back if you have any concerns, and be sureto come in as scheduled to have your permanentcrown cemented in place.Care for temporary crowns
  • 7. COLLIN N. ITO D.M.D.COSMETIC &FAMILY DENTISTPhone: 480.785.9191Email: info@sonoranhillsdental.comwww.sonoranhillsdental.com Chandler DentistryDr. Collin N. ItoSummer Travel and Teeth5) Call if you have any dental emergencies whiletraveling. Well be able to give you advise for howto handle your dental emergency until you can getback in town.Happy Summer!Dental Emergencies