Prepper Smile and Dental Hygiene

In an emergency situation, we may not have access to a toothbrush or toothpaste, so here is a few ideas to solve this problem!
  • Make a chewing stick. Find a twig, about 8 inches long and 1/3 of an inch wide. Chew one end of the stick to separate the fibers and then brush away.
  • Wrap a clean strip of cloth around your fingers and rub your teeth with it to wipe away food particles.
  • You can brush your teeth with small amounts of sand, baking soda, salt or soap. Just rinse thoroughly.

While it’s hard to plan for dental mishaps, it’s a good idea to pack a small just-in-case bag replete with some tooth repair basics. It should contain:

  • Salt packets
  • Gauze
  • Q-tips (in case you want to swab the area)
  • Ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory painkiller
  • A small container (if you lose a crown or piece)
  • A phone number of a dentist
  • A pack of sugar-free gum

SZ Team