3 Tips: Traveling With Dental Implants

When patients receive implants, they often find that a variety of unexpected questions seem to crop up over time. For instance, you may wonder whether you need to do anything special when traveling with dental implants. The answer is yes … and no. You will, of course, simply need to continue doing what you usually do (brushing and flossing every day) and that’s about it. However, for your most successful experience, you just might want to take a few tips into consideration.

Tip #1: See Us About Concerns First

Does something hurt? Feel strange? Are you just curious about a sensation you’re noticing? Don’t wait to board an airplane or hop in the car for a long road trip to see how things go – contact us first! While everything is likely A-OK, it is always best to prevent potential problems rather than waiting for something to happen. Schedule a visit with us before you travel, so we may address anything that may require attention.

Tip #2: Bring Your Dental Hygiene Products

If you have dental implants, you have likely collected some products you prefer. The last thing you want is to end up in a new place without any idea how to find the special dental floss you love so much, your favorite toothpaste, or that toothbrush that is so comfortable and so effective. Bring your products with you, so your smile stays nice and clean.

Tip #3: Err On The Side Of Caution

Are you on a foreign island, indulging in some delicious delicacies? If so, now would be the time to eat foods that you are certain you can chew with ease. Now would not be the time to test the strength of your dental implants and restorations by attempting to crack a new nut with your smile. You get the idea!


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).