Tips for Traveling with Dentures
Advice from Your Denturists at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic
If you’re making a weekend escape or taking a week-long business trip, when you wear dentures, you should plan ahead to avoid problems while you’re out of town. Being organized and sticking to your daily routine can help you protect your gums and maintain your gorgeous smile. Following these simple tips from the denturists at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic can help you have a great vacation without worrying about your dentures.
Pack Your Essentials
Most hotels have toothbrushes and toothpaste for forgetful travellers, but you’ll pay extra for denture-specific supplies if you can find them in the hotel gift shop. Having a separate bag with your denture care products is also a good way to make sure you don’t forget your dentures when you change locations. If you’re flying, denture adhesives fall under the liquid 3-1-1 rule. Pack extra in your checked luggage but put it in a plastic bag to avoid leaks.
Have your dentist’s information and insurance cards with you on vacation. If you purchase health insurance for your vacation, check to see what dental services, if any, are covered. You may also want to research local denture clinics to have an option if something does go wrong with your dentures. Consider investing in a backup set of dentures for traveling or pack an older spare set in case of emergency while you are away.
Plan Meals and Snacks
Airline snacks aren’t always soft and manageable for denture wearers. Bring your own snacks that won’t be problematic with your dentures. Research menus at your destination to make sure you can find menu items that are easy to eat with your dentures. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable with your dentures or to break them from eating something difficult.
Keep Up with Your Denture Routine
- Clean your dentures every day with a soft-bristled brush designed for your dentures. Rinse dentures after every meal.
- Carry a small bottle of mouthwash with you to have fresh-smelling breath.
- Handle your dentures with care. Place a towel in the sink when you’re cleaning them to avoid breaking your dentures.
- Carry bottled water with you if you may not have access to tap water.
- When you’re not wearing dentures, soak them in a denture cleaning solution or cool water to keep them from drying out. Don’t wash them in hot water.
Before You Travel, Get a Denture Check-Up at Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic
If you’re traveling for an extended period, make an appointment with Baker Lanoue Denture Clinic to make sure your dentures fit well and are in good condition. We have a wide variety of services for denture wearers, including repairs and same-day relines. You’ll have peace of mind knowing your dentures are ready to do their job on your vacation.
If you live in Windsor or the surrounding area, please call 519-252-7772 to book your appointment or request a consultation online.