• Harshal Shah

How Travel Can Affect Your Dental Health



Travelling is fun but if you are suffering from dental problems, then it can ruin all the excitement. You will not be able to relish local cuisines or enjoy carefreely. It is advisable to have a dental check-up done when you are making your travel plans. Here’s how travelling can affect your oral health.


  • Disturbed routine: Holidays and travel often led to a disturbance in routine. You eat late, you sleep late, wake up late and brush late. You may not floss your teeth when you are not at home. Sometimes you are in trains the next morning or maybe at the airport waiting for connecting flight. All these situations will lead to disturbance in brushing and flossing teeth. Ensure to floss your teeth and clean them whenever you get time at least once in a day.


  • Inrush: When you are travelling, you may have to compromise on the time that you take to brush your teeth. In a train or on the plane, you will have to hurry up looking at the queue formed behind you. In such a situation, take at least 2 minutes to keep your teeth happy. Those 2 minutes are surely not too much for anyone.


  • Food choices: Travelling means bingeing on food like junk food, snacks, desserts, and much more. It means you will consume more of sticky, oily, sugary and cheesy food items. You can relish all the sweets and savouries but do not forget to gargle every time you have food. Maintain the routine of brushing your teeth before sleep even when travelling.


  • Dehydration: When you are travelling in the plane, the recycled air can cause suffocation and dehydration. Drink lots of water. Keep the bacteria out of your mouth by flushing water in the mouth. Let them not be breeding in your dry mouth. Avoid alcohol during travel.


  • Dental Emergencies: Sudden tooth-ache or pain during travelling can be quite annoying. It will disturb your travel plans and ruin all the fun. Our team at My Dentist Warnambool recommends having a thorough dental check-up before travelling. You may not feel secured and safe with other dentists. Hence get a good oral check-up done with your usual dentist.


Our team at My Dentist Warrnambool is trained and skilled enough to manage your dental problems. if you are planning to travel, then do visit us once.