SOS, dental emergency!
Ever been away on a trip and realized you forgot your toothbrush? It’s happened to the best of us, but, what to do in these situations?
next time it happens, remember these top tips from OUR IN-HOUSE DENTAL EXPERT, YASMIN CHEBBI, DMD
- If you are at a hotel, ask the receptionist for a dental kit, they usually have toothpaste and a toothbrush pack available for guests.
- Drink plenty of water and rinse vigorously with water after a meal to disrupt the food and bacteria laying on your teeth.
- Wrap a small piece of paper towel around your finger and apply a bit of toothpaste if you have it. Brush your teeth in circular motions just as you would with a regular toothbrush. Rinse out with water when done.
- Try to avoid sticky and sugary foods until you get a proper toothbrush. Vegetables and crunchy fruits like apples are great snacks in these situations; they are low in sugar and help clean plaque from teeth.
Remember, these are just quick remedies in case of a toothbrush emergency. Get a toothbrush as soon as possible!