Are you excited to leave high school behind and start your life anew in college? Are you excited to exercise your newfound independence in a university? Are you ready to meet new friends and brave new adventures in college?
When you begin packing for college, make a list, so you don’t forget anything you might need. For example, you might need a lamp by your bed in college. You might need a throw rug. When compiling your list, don’t forget the essentials. You don’t want to forget your toothbrush and oral care products, especially if the university is far away from home and not near shops. Usually, shops are five to 15 miles off campus, so you have to plan your shopping, but most college bookstores have these items. The problem with college bookstores is they can be higher priced than a local pharmacy.
Use this checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your dental care. These items are light, easy to carry and could just fit in a pouch so you don’t have to worry about excess luggage.
A toothbrush may be just a little thing so it’s easy to forget, but it is a very essential to maintain your oral health and keep you feeling good about yourself. Remember, that a beautiful smile can be one of your weapons for braving your first day of classes and in meeting new friends.
Invest in a good toothbrush with soft bristles. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, if not after every meal. When using your toothbrush, remember that you have to brush not only your teeth, but also your gums, cheeks and tongue.
Choose a toothpaste that is rich in fluoride and other minerals that can help strengthen your teeth and protect them from bacteria, plaque and tooth decay. It’s also an added bonus if your toothpaste has teeth whitening properties.
3. Dental Floss
Many dental experts, like Dr. Aaron Nicholas of Nicholas Dental Care, recommend their patients to floss at least once a day. Brushing your teeth is not enough as food particles can become stuck in between, around and at the back of your teeth where only dental floss can go.
Mouthwashes or dental rinses are not only used for getting rid of bad breath, but also for fighting and preventing gingivitis, tooth decay, tartar, plaque and bacteria in the mouth.
5. Pain Relievers
Over-the-counter drugs for dental pain must also be included in your dental kit. You don’t know if when you’ll have a toothache, so it’s better to be prepared for unexpected events until you’re able to get to a dental clinic for a more thorough investigation, diagnosis and treatment.
If you have any dental problems when away at college, you can contact Dr. Aaron Nicholas for any treatment or procedure. The team of dental care professionals at Nicholas Dental Care will provide you with the dental care that you need to prepare you for College. Call us today at (301) 917-3844 to book your appointment!