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How to Look After Your Teeth on Holiday

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For many children across the UK, it’s finally the summer holidays! Many parents take this opportunity to whisk their families or partners away to a sunny resort, a weekend at the caravan or an adventure-filled break at Center Parcs.

In all the excitement there’s something we might accidentally start slacking on – our dental health. This blog highlights some top tips to help look after your teeth whilst you’re on holiday to help keep your mouth healthy and happy!

Make a dental appointment pre-holiday

It’s always a good idea to have a dental check-up before you go away. Having a toothache is bad enough, but having it when you’re trying to enjoy yourself and relax whilst you’re far away from home is even worse. Dental check-ups help to prevent any future problems from arising and will put your mind at rest.

Keep up your dental routine

It’s important that even though you are out of your usual work routine to keep up with your dental routine and still continue to brush your teeth twice a day (and remember to pack your floss!) Often after a day of relaxing, eating a lovely meal and winding down before bed – it’s easy to think: ‘I’m too tired to brush my teeth tonight – I’ll make sure to brush extra well in the morning!’

Skipping even one session encourages the growth of plaque which can lead to gum disease, so no matter how tempting, make sure to keep at it!

Keep hydrated

Drinking water consistently helps to keep your mouth moist and prevents any harmful bacteria from collecting and staying on your teeth and gums. Drinking water is also important to boost your energy levels and deliver important nutrients throughout your body.

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Use a straw

Of course you’re on holiday and you’re going to enjoy yourself, so if you enjoy a sugary drink every once in a while, try drinking it with a straw. This helps to limit the contact of the sugar in the drink with your teeth.

Take care during activities

If you’re swinging on a zipline, bobbing on a kayak or just generally rugby tackling your siblings – wearing a mouthguard can help protect your teeth from injury or cracking and prevent any untimely visits to the dentist once you get home.

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Dr. Nadim Majid qualified from Liverpool Dental school in 2001 and since then has worked in Lancashire for a number of years. He decided to undertake a career in dentistry as he found it was a good mix of science and art and also gave him the ability to help people and make a difference for them.

This really hit home when he worked in a nursing home for a short time and actually saw the impact upon the health and well being of patients whom had lost their teeth the impact was significant on the general health and well being and this is something Dr. Majid wanted to make sure he helped others avoid.

Dr. Majid is trained in hypnosis, sedation for nervous people, dental implants as well as braces. He lives in Lancashire with his two children (twins) and his wife who is a teacher. Dr. Majid has always and will continue to be focused on producing top quality services that his patients have come to expect and appreciate.