Summer is one big suitcase season, but November and December mean travel for many families as well. When you are the one doing the traveling, please remember to pack any custom items, such as your dental appliance for safe sleeping, if you have obstructive sleep apnea. When you are the one hosting guests, whether for an afternoon or several nights, your Auburn Hills, MI family dentist wants you to have a welcoming guest room that supports every smile.
Stock Up On Toothbrushes
Even the most organized packer occasionally forgets something vital: like a toothbrush. Sharing toothbrushes is never a good idea, so stock up on a supply of inexpensive soft toothbrushes, and keep them handy for guests. Since they only have to last a few nights, you don’t have to pay extra for some nice features like fancy grips and snazzy colors. Any toothbrush with soft bristles will work for a few nights. Bonus points if the brush has the American Dental Society Seal of Acceptance.
Even guests who come for just a meal can find themselves in need of dental floss. This is the perfect time for portable floss picks or a container of floss that can be used discreetly, to dislodge a wayward cranberry or a bit of turkey caught between teeth. Flossing at least once a day is an importance part of preventive dental care at home.
Keep Water Handy at the Bedside
Guests may not know they way to the kitchen in a dark house, so keep water handy in the bathroom or a bedside. Pretty paper cups, a water carafe on a tray, or plastic drinking cups labeled for the grandkids all make it easy to keep mouths rinsed clean of the bacteria that can lead to cavities
Pop in A Nightlight
Late night stumbles can go from minor “ouch” to dental emergency, if a tooth is knocked loose, or a cheek or tongue is lacerated. An inexpensive night light makes it easy to navigate an unfamiliar area in the middle of the night.
Be the Host with the Most, Dental Style
Sharing family visits is one of the joys of the holidays. Don’t let forgotten dental items put a damper on the holiday for you or a loved one. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.