At Tree City Family Dental located in Boise, Idaho, we know many of our patients will be heading out during the summer months to travel, whether to visit extended family, explore our great state with a road trip, or boarding an airplane to check out new destinations. To make the most of your travels, it is a good idea to pack your bags carefully and include a dental emergency kit, to tide you over until you can get to a dentist.
Dr. Connaughton and our dental team know that when it comes to dental care, preparedness and consistency are key to continuing to care for the smile you have worked hard to create. This means you will want to keep up your daily oral hygiene routine, like brushing and flossing, and having a dental emergency kit will help you be prepared for emergencies. So what will you want to pack in your emergency kit?
Dental Emergency Kit
Supplies: Dental picks, sterile gauze pads, cotton, tweezers, dental mirror or handheld mirror, cold pack, antimicrobial skin wipes.
Toothache & pain: Over-the-counter painkillers and oral antiseptic.
Loose crown, filling or braces: Petroleum jelly, temporary fillings, dental wax.
If you do have a dental emergency while you are traveling, bringing a dental emergency kit will help to ensure that your smile will be protected until you can be seen by a dentist. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us call today at 208-286-2699. Whether you are re-connecting with loved ones at your annual family reunion, or swimming with the dolphins in Destin, Florida, from all of us at Tree City Family Dental, we wish you safe, happy, and healthy travels!