Make sure you look after your dental health and your smile when traveling or working overseas.
If you want the best quality of life for your overseas experience, and you don’t want to return with cavities and discolouration, ensure you brush your teeth twice a day and consider treatment.
Brush Teeth Regularly
Everyone knows they need to brush their teeth regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums, but it is also easy to forget about, especially when you are busy with your work and life.
But still, brushing at least twice a day ensures your teeth are free from bacteria that can cause plaque.
Plaque forms on the gums.
It is condensed food particles that attract bacteria and begins to break down the enamel on the teeth and soften the gums.
Plaque can also get into the bloodstream and affect other aspects of your health, so make sure you are brushing your teeth.
Drink Plenty of Water
There is a lot of water in the human body. Men have around 60% and women around 55% of water in their bodies.
The body uses water to restore lost fluids in the body and create new fluids like blood.
Drinking water can also support your dental health and hygiene when traveling.
Drinking water abroad hydrates you in the hot weather, but it also washes your mouth and clears away much of the bacteria from your everyday life.
Of course, you will still need toothpaste and mouthwash to eradicate the bacteria and plaque, but hydration can also help.
Floss your Gums
People who struggle to brush their teeth probably don’t think about flossing: it is an additional process that might seem unnecessary.
However, flossing is very important.
Flossing eradicates areas of plaque in the gums that can’t be reached through ordinary brushing and polishing.
Flossing removes hard-to-reach plaque and improves the quality of your breath as a result.
Flossing is an extra process, but it’s worth it if you want the best smile abroad and you want to protect the health of your teeth in the long term.
Make sure to pack some floss for your trip.
Visit a Dentist for Work
If you have crooked teeth, you have options for straightening them, even when you are living abroad.
The conventional way to straighten teeth is to use metal braces, but these days, clear aligners are also an option.
However, there is a faster and more effective route to straight teeth.
Straightening surgery is the next best thing in dental technology.
Instead of spending years wearing uncomfortable braces that affect your quality of life, you can straighten your teeth with surgery that opens up the gums and repositions the tooth for better alignment in a short time.
Toothpaste and Mouthwash
Finally, consider the quality of the toothpaste and mouthwash you are using.
Most dentists will recommend a toothpaste containing fluoride because it is the most effective way to protect tooth enamel.
For mouthwash, you can choose between alcohol or non-alcohol to eliminate bacteria.