How to Avoid Cavities While On Summer Vacation

Even though the whole point of going on vacation is to get away from your regular, everyday routine, there are a few things that you should still keep doing like taking good care of your smile. To help you avoid getting any cavities while on vacation by the pool or beach, we have a few tips for you.

Chew More Gum

Gum may as well be gold when it comes to traveling and taking good care of your oral health. Not only can chewing gum help you to get rid of bad breath after a long day of traveling, but it is also a natural way to speed up your saliva production. The more saliva you have in your mouth, the easier it is for it to get rid of germs, bacteria, and food that are stuck in your teeth. Just make sure that you only pack sugar-free gum with you.

Watch the Sugary Drinks

Pina Coladas, daiquiris, mimosas, and mojitos may all be popular summer cocktails to drink while on vacation, but they are filled with sugar. Try to limit how many of these sugary cocktails that you are drinking every day.  Go to your hotel room and brush your teeth as often as you can to remove the effects of sugar from your mouth. Sugar not only causes weight gain, but can also impact your dental health as well.


Packing a toothbrush on vacation is easy, but do not forget the floss. Try bringing disposable dental flossers with you while you travel. These portable flossing wands are great to put in your carry-on backpack or purse and are easy to pull out just about anywhere.

When you’re out of your routine, it can be easy to forget some of the basics like taking good care of your teeth. Remember these tips before you head to the beach. To learn more, contact our Montreal office at 514-875-7971.

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