Dental hygiene is one of the areas that can easily be ignored when one is on vacation or on the road. While at home, it is the custom to brush after meals and before going to bed. This appears not to be viable when you are travelling, but Dr. Cameron has a few suggestions to counter this notion.
Pack a Toothbrush
Cameron points out that it is not a good idea to put off teeth cleaning while one is on the road. Indeed, bacteria are already in your mouth when you leave the house and they continue to build up if not kept at bay through brushing. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie Gives His Quick Tips for Tooth Care While Traveling and Bros Don’t Let Bros Have Bad Breath: Toronto Oral Surgeon Cameron Clokie Helps You Make a Good First Impression
Carrying a dry tooth brush, paste and a water bottle is essential to good oral hygiene. Apart from tooth paste and a brush, Dr. Cameron suggests that travelling folk should purchase mouthwash, a pack of tooth picks and dental floss.
It is also a good practice to carry teeth treats like gum. Most people think that chewing gum is the surest way of damaging one’s teeth, but this could not be further from the truth.
Chewing gum with high sugar levels is what is ruinous to teeth. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.dentevents.com/speaker-profile/dr-cameron–clokie/c12024915
There are however sugar-free gums that are recommended by dentists including Dr. Cameron. Chewing gum stimulates saliva which cleanses the teeth. Green tea is also good for the teeth.
Tap water in many places is not always clean for drinking, especially in developing countries. Dr. Cameron recommends travelers to carry bottled water for cleaning their teeth.
Although many argue that the tapped water is harmless for brushing, the doctor thinks otherwise. Even though the water is not ingested, bacteria in the water are left in one’s mouth and can be harmful.
Dr. Cameron Clokie
Dr. Cameron is Induce Biologics’ ‘chief executive officer’. This is a ‘regenerative medicine’ firm that deals in innovative solutions. He has decades of experience as a teacher and practitioner in Toronto.
In particular, he worked at the ‘University of Toronto’ in the Maxillofacial and Oral care department. He retired in 2017 from the teaching position.