How to Get Your Family to Take Care of their Teeth During Vacation

While it’s true that everyone should travel, vacations can really throw off a person. When it comes to vacations, routines are out-of-whack, in fact, it’s like some routines aren’t there at all! Vacations, no matter how long, just feel like a way to completely escape responsibilities. It’s that much-needed escape from living a day-to-day ordinary life. But, one issue that commonly happens during vacations is bad health. Yes, no matter what age, vacations seem to be the time when people just completely forget all about taking care of themselves.

Whether it’s staying up late and sleeping in, eating a little too much junk food, or not getting enough exercise, it all seems to happen during vacation time. Another common issue is oral hygiene, especially for kids. Junk food is more tempting, flossing isn’t too common, and rushing during trips also makes it easier to skip teeth brushing. So, how can you ensure that your whole family is keeping up with their oral health during vacation time? Continue reading on to find out all about how!

While it’s true that everyone should travel, vacations can really throw off a person. When it comes to vacations, routines are out-of-whack, in fact, it’s like some routines aren’t there at all! Vacations, no matter how long, just feel like a way to completely escape responsibilities. It’s that much-needed escape from living a day-to-day ordinary life. But, one issue that commonly happens during vacations is bad health. Yes, no matter what age, vacations seem to be the time when people just completely forget all about taking care of themselves.

Whether it’s staying up late and sleeping in, eating a little too much junk food, or not getting enough exercise, it all seems to happen during vacation time. Another common issue is oral hygiene, especially for kids. Junk food is more tempting, flossing isn’t too common, and rushing during trips also makes it easier to skip teeth brushing. So, how can you ensure that your whole family is keeping up with their oral health during vacation time? Continue reading on to find out all about how!

Don’t allow routine to disappear

Just because it’s vacation time doesn’t mean that you should kiss your routines goodbye. You and your family should still keep to a regular routine. This should include waking up at the usual time that everyone wakes up, going to bed at the usual hour, and having meals at the same time too. If there are any evening or morning routines, such as showers, those should also be kept in place too. Even if your kids wear clear tray aligners, then make sure that they’re still wearing these each day during the vacation too.

In general, it’s best to just make sure that everyone is still following the same routine that they were when they were home. This is going to greatly help the mind and body keep up with the ”swing of things”.

Avoid rushing in the mornings and evenings

One common reason why a lot of families allow their oral health to go down the drain during vacations would be due to having to rush. While yes, it’s understandable that you’re wanting to cram as much as possible into the day, by all means, try to avoid rushing in the mornings and evenings. This includes not trying to make everyone wake up too early or go to bed too late either. Having morning and evening routines is all about taking it mildly slow, as this is going to be the best way to just keep up having good health.

Watch the junk food

Last, but certainly, not least is going to be junk food. When it comes to vacations, everyone is way more tempted to grab some good food that they usually don’t eat. From burgers, pizza, steak, deep-fried foods, and maybe even dessert, these are terrible for the health, but for the teeth too. While this doesn’t mean that you and your family cannot have junk food during the trip, you’re going to have to consume it only in moderation. Maybe some unhealthy stuff here and there is fine, but try to avoid everybody eating this every day. 

 

Don’t allow routine to disappear

Just because it’s vacation time doesn’t mean that you should kiss your routines goodbye. You and your family should still keep to a regular routine. This should include waking up at the usual time that everyone wakes up, going to bed at the usual hour, and having meals at the same time too. If there are any evening or morning routines, such as showers, those should also be kept in place too. Even if your kids wear clear tray aligners, then make sure that they’re still wearing these each day during the vacation too.

In general, it’s best to just make sure that everyone is still following the same routine that they were when they were home. This is going to greatly help the mind and body keep up with the ”swing of things”.

Avoid rushing in the mornings and evenings

One common reason why a lot of families allow their oral health to go down the drain during vacations would be due to having to rush. While yes, it’s understandable that you’re wanting to cram as much as possible into the day, by all means, try to avoid rushing in the mornings and evenings. This includes not trying to make everyone wake up too early or go to bed too late either. Having morning and evening routines is all about taking it mildly slow, as this is going to be the best way to just keep up having good health.

Watch the junk food

Last, but certainly, not least is going to be junk food. When it comes to vacations, everyone is way more tempted to grab some good food that they usually don’t eat. From burgers, pizza, steak, deep-fried foods, and maybe even dessert, these are terrible for the health, but for the teeth too. While this doesn’t mean that you and your family cannot have junk food during the trip, you’re going to have to consume it only in moderation. Maybe some unhealthy stuff here and there is fine, but try to avoid everybody eating this every day. 

 

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