Should You Bring an Emergency Dental Kit on Your Travels?

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At Clearpoint Dentistry located in Houston, Texas, we see many of our patients traveling during the summer months, whether to visit extended family, explore our great state by road trip, or getting on a plane to check off destinations from a bucket list. To make the most of your travel experience, it is a good idea to pack a dental emergency kit in case something arises and you can’t get to a dentist.

Dr. Lupy Gonzalez, knows that when it comes to dental care, preparedness and consistency are important for maintaining a healthy smile. This means keeping up with good oral health habits even when you are on vacation. For example, brushing and flossing daily shouldn’t take a holiday just because you are–if you want a healthy, beautiful smile.

A dental emergency kit will ultimately bring you peace of mind while you are away. The following items are useful to include in your emergency kit:

Basic Dental Emergency Kit

Supplies: Dental picks, sterile gauze pads, cotton, tweezers, dental mirror or handheld mirror, cold pack, antimicrobial skin wipes.

Toothache & pain: Over-the-counter painkillers and oral antiseptic.

Loose crown, filling or braces: Petroleum jelly, temporary fillings, dental wax.

For more information, or to schedule a visit, we can be reached at 281-487-2400. So, whether you are re-connecting with loved ones at the family’s annual reunion, or hiking alpine meadows in New Zealand, from all of us at Clearpoint Dentistry, we wish you safe, happy, and healthy travels!