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At Manalese Dental in Covina, California, we know summer is a time when many people like to travel. Whether your family is exploring our beautiful state or flying to new destinations, preparation is key to keeping your smiles healthy. To protect your family’s oral health, our dentists, Joel Manalese, Lin Wong, Dr. Collin Tsai, and Dr. Homan Hanasab want to help you pack wisely for your trip, by bringing what you might need to care for the smiles you have worked so hard to achieve.

What to pack:  

— Disposable toothbrush to keep those pearly whites clean.

— Travel-size toothpaste to remove bacteria and created good breath.

— Compact dental floss to clean in between teeth and along the gumline.

— Mini-mouthwash to kill germs and lower acid levels in the mouth.

— Sugar-free gum after meals when brushing isn’t an option (it stimulates saliva flow which cleans the teeth and attracts food particles and bacteria).

— For those whitening their teeth, remember to bring whitestrips.

— When traveling to places where the water isn’t safe to drink, use bottled water to hydrate and brush teeth with. Hydration is key to avoiding dry mouth.

— Don’t forget nightguards or retainers.

— Dental emergency filling/crown repair kit.

— For those wearing braces, add tooth picks or floss-picks, orthodontic wax, an extra clear plastic aligner tray, and check ahead to have the name, phone number and address of an orthodontic office where you will be staying.

Please feel free to give our Manalese Dental team a call at our location nearest you if you have any questions, or to schedule visits before you go. Joel Manalese, DDS and our team in Covina, California wish you and your family safe and healthy travels!