Sticking to a daily dental hygiene routine is important to maintain good oral health, but sometimes simple habits such as brushing and flossing seem to get left behind when we travel.

Burke, Virginia, dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban understands that your dental health impacts your general health as well as how you feel about yourself. She also knows that the fundamentals of good dental health can be easy to forget when you travel; following are some tips to ensure you are able to take care of your smile while away from home.

One of the main reasons people become lax about their dental hygiene routine when traveling is that they forget to pack the essentials. Plan for your dental health needs as if they’re part of your wardrobe.

When you’re considering how much clothing and which articles to pack, include your toothbrush and dental floss or floss picks as part of the process. If it helps, set aside a special travel kit for your dental health and personal hygiene needs, including a toothbrush case and travel sizes of toothpaste and mouthwash.

While traveling, try to maintain a schedule for your dental care. Make sure you continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush followed by flossing at least once each day.

If you live in the Burke, Fairfax or Fairfax Station, Virginia, areas and would like to schedule your regular dental exam and teeth cleaning, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban. We’ll be happy to discuss your dental hygiene routine with you during your check-up.