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Traveling is a ton of fun. But it’s also exhausting, and when you fall into your hotel bed or tent at night, it’s easy to put off important things – like brushing your teeth. No matter how much you’re on the go, you don’t have a good excuse for not cleaning your teeth regularly.

The good news is that there are a lot of different things you can do in order to help protect your teeth while you’re on the road. These are just a few solutions, but some of the most effective we’ve seen in our patients.

Pocket brush
A pocket brush is exactly what it sounds like – a brush designed to fit right inside your pocket. It’ll go right where your phone and wallet do, actually. They’re also really effective at cleaning. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a dentist who doesn’t endorse them.

Mouthwash
Dr. Milla Openko believes in regular mouthwash use, and when you’re on the road, it can be a lifesaver. It’s like the final rinse at the car wash that gets rid of all the spots on your windshield.

Flossers
Flossing is arguably the most important part of your oral health routine. When you come in for a checkup here at Milla Openko, DMD in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we ask about your flossing habits because they really do matter this much.

The little single-use flossers are a great choice for folks who are consistently on-the-go. They’ll help clean all the places your brush and mouthwash can’t.

When you’re traveling, you make sure to double-check that you have everything before you leave. Make sure that tooth care supplies are on your list. If you need tips or help with these supplies, give us a call today at 412.885.5590 .