Most adults have travel toothbrushes, toothpaste and even mouthwash. Did you know your child could benefit from a travel set? Between school and after school activities, your child may have less time to take care of his or her teeth at home. By filling a travel kit with the following items, your child can maintain a healthy smile!
You should purchase a brand-new toothbrush for your child’s travel kit. Make sure the new brush has the ADA seal of approval on the packaging, and that you have a travel cover for the toothbrush to keep it protected from germs. You may want to purchase a collapsible tooth brush, which folds into itself leaving more space in the travel case and protects your toothbrush without a separate cover.
For a travel kit, you only need to purchase a small trial or travel sized tube of toothpaste to fit in the carrying case. Look for the ADA seal of approval, and make sure your toothpaste contains fluoride for a thorough cleaning. If your child likes the toothpaste they use at home, there is a good chance you will be able to find a travel size of it.
Water makes your teeth resistant to acidic foods and can keep your mouth clean. Juice and soda are highly acidic and can damage the enamel on your teeth. Packing a bottle of water gives your child a healthy alternative to acidic, sugary drinks and can help loosen debris stuck between teeth when swished.
Flossing will help your child remove debris from every space between their teeth. A small container of floss or floss picks will encourage your child to floss regularly.
The dentists and staff at Lindner Dental are here to keep your smile healthy and bright. To schedule your next dental visit to keep the cavities away and inquire about travel kits, call Lindner Dental at 603.944.9196!