Tooth-Friendly Camping Tips for National Camping Month

It’s National Camping Month!
With the school year quickly coming to an end, many families will be looking for ways to get back to nature and spend time outdoors. However, even if you are “roughing it,” you will want to make sure that you are getting the oral health care that you need! Here are a few tips to help your teeth clean and healthy while camping this summer.
Camping Tips:
  • Find a Bathroom (if there is one)- If you want to enjoy the wilderness, but still want a few amenities — choose a campground with a bathroom! There will be plenty of running water for you to brush your teeth for two minutes, two times a day.
  • Bring a Water Jug – If you aren’t going to be near a bathroom with running water, be sure to bring plenty of water with you — and an extra jug for cleaning your teeth and washing dishes!
  • Keep Your Toothbrush & Toothpaste Sealed Tight – The minty smell in most toothpastes and mouthwashes can attract unwanted animals — like bears. Make sure you store your toothpaste in a well-sealed container.
  • Brush Your Teeth Away from the Campsite – You will also want to brush your teeth away from the campsite. As with storing your toothpaste, you don’t want to attract animals close to your camp.

If you have any questions about how to care for your child’s smile health — or it’s time to schedule their next bi-annual cleaning & exam, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our offices.