We have a great blog today for all you world travelers out there! Our team at Brar Dentistry knows that summer is an especially busy time for people setting out on family vacations, which can also make traveling a little hectic for those who do it often for professional reasons.
In that spirit, we’re offering three travel-friendly dental solutions that might help make your next trip a little less hectic and a lot more enjoyable!
Solution #1: A Travel-Size Sleep Apnea Solution
Sleep apnea is no joke. We say that because with loud, chronic snoring, it can be easy to laugh off sleep apnea as more of an annoyance than a dangerous sleep condition, which it is.
In fact, Star Wars fans have had to learn this sad truth very recently with news about sleep apnea being a major contributor in the untimely death of their beloved Princess Leia, actress Carrie Fisher.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and are currently relying on a CPAP machine for treatment, you’re probably aware of the ways it can make travel a bit of a hassle. While it’s an effective treatment, to be sure, it can be rather inconvenient when figuring out how to best pack it for your trip or thinking about the sleeping accommodations and whether you’ll have an electrical outlet close by.
It’s probably enough to make you ask yourself whether going a few nights without a restful sleep would be all that bad. Luckily, Brar Dentistry offers a small oral appliance for your sleep apnea solutions! You don’t have to sacrifice a good night’s sleep (or a good night’s sleep for those traveling with you!) just because you’re on the go.
With our custom-fitted oral appliance to help keep your airways clear while you sleep, your travels will be made so much easier if you could fit your sleep apnea treatment right in your pocket!
Solution #2: A Permanent Solution To Your Loose Denture Problems
When you travel, whether it’s for business or pleasure, you should be free to fully enjoy it. Being away from home in an unfamiliar environment can be an exciting opportunity to meet interesting new people and to try new delicious foods that you can’t find at home.
But if you have removable dentures, you know how limiting it can be to do those things, at home and abroad. When you’re constantly worrying about embarrassing moments because your dentures might shift while you eat or speak, it’s really hard to enjoy yourself no matter where you are.
That’s why we recommend considering a more secure, natural-looking, and long-term solution. Dental implants can be used in conjunction with dentures at Brar Dentistry to give you all of those things!
Implant-retained and implant-supported dentures give you a tooth replacement option that look and feel completely natural, so you don’t have to feel inhibited the next time you’re out exploring the world.
Because implants fuse naturally to your own jawbone, they provide the kind of stability that traditional denture-wearers long for. Also, since dental implants give you replacements that fit just like your natural teeth, you can brush and floss them like natural teeth.
This is ideal for people who travel and don’t always have the luxury of easy maintenance with dentures they have to remove to clean.
Solution #3: Plan Ahead For Dental Emergencies Away From Home
One last thing before you head out on your next trip! Something we don’t usually consider as we prepare for a vacation or business trip is what to do in the event of a dental emergency.
Believe it or not, this is a pretty common experience. Just ask one of our many patients who weren’t from this area and were fortunate enough to discover Brar Dentistry when they needed help in a hurry!
So with that in mind, we want to encourage you to have a plan in place before you venture out. A quick Google search of emergency dental services near your travel destination could be the key to getting you out of pain and on the mend as quickly as possible.
Find a couple of options and keep their contact information somewhere convenient in case a dental emergency strikes your travel plans.