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So you’ve planned the vacation of your dreams. The last thing you want to worry about is a dental emergency. Dr. James Stanford and our dental team have created this mini guide to help you safeguard against any potential oral disasters.

Tip 1: If you or your family members need to have a dental procedure, like a cavity filled or a crown replaced, schedule it as soon as possible. If you wait to have it done just before you leave, you risk not having time to deal with the unexpected. You may need an extra appointment for some reason, or you may feel the effects of the treatment more than usual and need time to recover. You can ask Dr. James Stanford and our team to give you or your family oral exams at the same time as the appointment to make sure that you are ready to go.

Tip 2: If you run out time for dental appointments before you hit the road, there are ways to improvise. Bring over-the-counter dental cement for loose fillings or crowns. Bringing an oral emergency kit with you on road trips is a super smart way to be prepared for any unexpected dental curveballs thrown your way.

Tip 3: Keep up on your oral hygiene routine while traveling. Bring your everyday dental tools (or the travel sized version) and brush twice and flossing and rinsing once each day. This will help you avoid issues like tooth decay, gum disease, and other major dental problems.

To learn more or to schedule your pre-vacation dental appointment, please don’t hesitate to give Stanford Dental a call. Just dial 636-256-3559 and your outstanding dentist in Ballwin, Missouri. We look forward to talking with you!