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Dental Hygiene on Your Summer Camping Trip


Posted on 6/20/2016 by Lauren Pollard
A family camping; and roasting food on a fire together.Summer is here, and you and your family have a date with the great outdoors. Camping is a beloved family activity during the warmer summer months, and it usually involves eating s'mores, swimming, and drinking some acidic beverages, all in an area where access to running water might be questionable.

While all of these activities are certainly fun, they aren't the best when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy.

Even when you are camping, it is important to make sure you are brushing your teeth regularly. You may need to use bottled water, and while you won't be getting the fluoride that is found in most municipal water supplies, a few days won't hurt.

However, wildlife experts recommend that if you are going to be brushing your teeth at your campsite that you move as far away as possible. That's because most toothpaste options are flavored, and the smell can be attractive to wild animals.

You should also be sure to consider your water source wisely. Don't just assume that any body of water is safe because it looks clean. Your best option if you aren't sure about water quality is always to boil it first, as this will kill off any potential dangerous bacteria. Failure to do so could cause you to get quite ill.

In most cases, dentists recommend that you never keep your toothbrush in an airtight container, but camping is a different story. You should keep your toothbrush and paste in a plastic container that is well-sealed so that bears and other animals don't try to find it. A zipped freezer bag might also be a good idea, as this can add a bonus layer of odor-blocking protection.

When you're camping, it is important to do the best you can with what you have in regards to your oral health. Once you get home, make sure that you get back into your normal oral hygiene routine as soon as possible.

Please contact us if you have any questions about your oral health.
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