Tips to Protect Your Smile While Traveling

Cosmetic Dentist Serving Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway and Nearby Areas of Texas


You’ve put a lot of effort into the health and beauty of your smile. Don’t let a summer getaway throw off your oral hygiene routine! Instead, follow these tooth-friendly travel tips from Dr. John Schmid.

Schedule a Checkup Before You Go

Dental emergencies don’t take a vacation. Try to schedule a professional teeth cleaning appointment at our dental practice before your next big trip.

Our Austin dentist will examine your mouth for any early signs of oral health issues. These problems can often be treated with dental fillings or other simple procedures. That way, you don’t have to deal with any unwanted surprises while you’re gone. 

Pack a Dental Hygiene Kit

You wouldn’t go on a trip without your wallet or your phone charger. So why would you set off without your essential dental products? Avoid leaving anything behind by putting together an oral care kit that includes:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Sugarless gum

A resealable plastic bag is a great way to transport your toothbrush. The bag will keep it clean and prevent it from touching other items in your luggage. Just remember to let your toothbrush air dry.

Limit Sugary Drinks and Snacks

Most people crave ice-cold lemonade or soda as the temperature climbs. However, you should watch your intake of sugary drinks, even on vacation. Reach for a refreshing glass of water to beat the heat while keeping your mouth healthy.

Summertime snacking can also be bad for your teeth and gums. It increases the acidity of your mouth and puts your enamel at risk for decay. Cut back on snacking to maintain your winning smile.

Schedule a Complimentary Cosmetic Smile Consultation

Are you going on a summer trip? Make sure your smile is ready for the occasion.

Call 512-329-5967 to schedule a complimentary cosmetic smile consultation with Dr. John Schmid. We’re also available for teeth cleanings and dental examinations. Contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry proudly serves Austin, Bee Cave, Lakeway, and nearby areas of Texas.