Even if you’re not at home, it is important that you take care of your dental health. Your time at a summer camp is no different. If you are headed off to summer camp, Parkcrest Dental Group shares some ways to prepare.
Make A Dental Appointment Before You Leave
Summer camp foods may be a bit different than what you’re used to eating at home. If you haven’t had a dental appointment in the last several months, consider scheduling an appointment to get your teeth cleaned before you leave so your teeth will be in top-top shape for the trip.
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Make A Packing Check-List
It’s easy to forget some items if you’re packing in a hurry. Before you zip your suitcase, go over a packing list to you make sure you have everything you need, especially your dental hygiene items. Even if you’re only going to be gone a few days, here are the items you should pack:
Toothbrush: You always need to pack a toothbrush, no matter how long you’ll be gone. You don’t want the other campers to think you have bad breath!
Toothpaste: While a toothbrush alone can get rid of quite a bit of stuck-on-plaque and food particles, toothpaste helps combat bad breath while polishing your teeth.
Floss: Melted marshmallows from s’mores can stick to the inside of your mouth and in-between your teeth. Floss is perfect for reaching those tricky places that toothbrushes cannot.
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Purchase Travel Size Products
While you may bring your full-sized dental products from home, travel-sized dental products take up less space and are easier to transport. Travel-sized dental products can be found at most drugstores and department stores and are generally cheaper than full-size products.
Get Into A Routine
Summer camp days are a bit different than your everyday schedule, as you’ll be participating in activities throughout the entire day. Take the time to understand the schedule for the upcoming days. This way, you can get into an effective dental routine, so you’re able to brush your smile every morning and night.
Prepare For Summer Activities At Parkcrest Dental Group
If you’re searching for a highly-qualified pediatric dentist to give your child a check-up, Dr. Scott and his team at Parkcrest Dental are happy to help. Make an appointment with us by calling 417-887-1220. If you’re a new patient, fill out our new patient paperworkbefore your visit.