Traveling with a denture doesn’t have to be any more exciting or risky than traveling with a full set of teeth. You just have to be prepared!
Have a backup.
Do you have an old denture that doesn’t fit very well? It’s a good idea to bring it along, stored in a case of clean water. You may opt to wear that one if you have plans to go kayaking on the lake and don’t want to risk your good denture falling out where it can’t be easily retrieved.
On the other hand, an old backup denture could come in handy if you do lose your regular one. At least you don’t have to go home with no teeth!
Use a secure case.
Perhaps you’re used to just keeping your dentures in a glass of water on your bedside table. But you might want to purchase a more secure case for your travels. You need something that will store your denture in water and will protect it in case it gets knocked off an unfamiliar nightstand in a dark room.
Alert your dentist.
Let your dentist know that you’ll be out of town for an extended time. He or she may be able to give you the contact information of reliable denture dentists in the area you’re headed for. In the event of an emergency, you’ll know who to call.
Keep spare cleaning products.
Why stick to just one box of your favorite denture cleaner? Keep extra on hand in case something gets lost in a checked suitcase that never shows up.
Ask your dentist for more tips on how to care for your denture on your next trip.
Posted on behalf of:
Dunwoody Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
1816 Independence Square, Suite B
Dunwoody, GA 30338
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