6 Travel Tips for Your Teeth

Vacations are probably around the corner for many of us. You will be away from home, and you will be out of your routine.
While relaxing and sleeping, make sure you are still taking care of your teeth and gums.

We have written for you a few tips for helping you keep a healthy and clean mouth while you’re travelling and enjoying some time off.


Is it all packed? The eternal doubt!


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  1. Consider a disposable toothbrush
    If you have a packed itinerary, you can opt for a clean and dry disposable toothbrush. You won’t have to worry about microbes and you can easily carry it in your bag. Consider this option in case of many transfers as disposable means waste: have a look at sustainable choices, like @thebamandboo
  2. You forgot the toothbrush
    It happened to all of us, at least once! If you find yourself without a toothbrush, you can rinse with water to wash away some bacteria or also use a clean washcloth with some toothpaste and pass it on your teeth.
  3. You forgot the toothpaste
    If you realise you’ve missed the toothpaste, just use plain water and brush your teeth as you would ordinarily do. You’ll buy the toothpaste the next day.
  4. Use of bottles water
    You are in a country where you are not sure the water supply is compromised or you are on a wild adventure: always use bottled water to brush and stay safe.
  5. Dry the toothbrush out
    If your toothbrush stays wet, it will breed bacteria. Place your toothbrush upright in a cup so to allow the water to drain away from the bristles. Remember to take your toothbrush out of its travel container as soon as you reach your destination.
  6. Leave without worries
    Before you start your holidays, be sure to pay a visit to your dentist or orthodontist and check the appliance to be sure everything is in order.
    There is no place like home when it comes to your dentist, right? Prevention is about making sure to spot a problem before they happen so leave having your deserved peace of mind.

Happy Holidays!
Your Syno Team



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How to protect your child’s teeth from injury

Dental trauma is an event that can happen, especially to a child who has just started walking or who is quite lively. While practising sports, safety precautions (like mouth guards and protective gear) can help protect them.

However, whether a child is at home or playing with friends, some mishaps are inevitable: this is why it is important to know a few things in our power that can help prevent accidents.


How to protect your child’s teeth from injury: tips to protect a child

One of the most common causes of tooth injuries in babies and toddlers is the bathtub. The first suggestion in order to avoid the risk of slippering on the bath’s porcelain and hurt the teeth is: never leave your child unattended when taking a bath.

When playing with objects at home, in a garden or in the playground, it is important to teach a child the importance of not aiming at each other’s heads.
A simple ball or a frisbee can easily cause tooth injuries.


How to protect your child’s teeth from injury: be prepared

Even the most careful parent with the most cautious child can witness an accident.
First of all, do not panic! If a kiss and a little ice are not enough, it is useful to have some notion of first aid so as to stop the bleeding until the arrival in the emergency room.

Remember that a trauma involving teeth and lips can cause noticeable bleeding of the gums, but also of the cheek and tongue, cut by the teeth in the impact.
The consequence is a great fear for the child and the parent, or for those involved in first aid.


Wie kann ich meine Kinder vor Zahnschäden und Unfälle schützen?


How to protect your child’s teeth from injury: so, what should you do?

Calm the child, clean the wound by dabbing the blood with clean gauze or handkerchiefs.
Place ice on the outside to reduce inflammation.

If teeth are involved in the accident, try to find a dentist as fast as possible. Depending on the situation he will take care of it and can explain the further steps if needed.

In case of a milk tooth, it is generally sufficient for the child not to bite for a few weeks in order to properly heal.
In the case of permanent teeth instead, it is possible to recover it.

Do not wash or clean the tooth – this will kill the root!
Put it in a physiological solution, in some milk or making it keep in the mouth until you arrive to the dentist.
The shorter the time elapsed between the traumatic event and the replanting, the better its success.

If the tooth cannot be recovered it, it will be made new with materials that reproduce exactly the semblance of the injured tooth.


How to protect your child’s teeth from injury: keep the tooth clean and healthy

The most important way to protect children’s teeth is to keep them clean and healthy.

After the injured tooth has been taken care of, we suggest to brush it with a soft toothbrush.
The dentist will tell you whether to apply chlorhexidine gel with gauze 2-3 times a day for a week. This in order to avoid the accumulation of plaque and food residues.
Let the children have a soft diet for 10-14 days. Limit the use of the pacifier for the little ones.


Keep your teeth healthy is the best way to make them stronger and more resistant to injury.
Remember you are here if you need a check or a suggestion about a dental accident.

Let your smile shine!
Your team at Syno




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3 ideas for teaching children to brush their teeth

If you, like us, are a parent, the phrase “I don’t want to brush my teeth” is surely something you heard before.
We all know this very well!

Teeth brushing, for many children, is a big boring nuisance but it’s also the best way to prevent future dental issues. Children just don’t know it.
How can we try to overcome these situations and avoid tiring battles in front of the washbasin?

Let’s make it clear that this important routine should be acquired as soon as possible.
It is vital that this habit is consolidated from an early age and that, at the age of 4-5 years, teeth brushing is no longer a struggle between parents and children but a simple habit to perform after meals.
How to do that? Here are our suggestions.

3 ideas for teaching children to brush their teeth: our tips.

1. As soon as the first tooth appears, you can clean it with a little gauze, using your finger. As the child grows, you can buy a small and very soft toothbrush. First, teach your child how to use it: show where and how to brush. With time, you can see if the mastering of brushing is completed! It takes time though so, don’t rush.

2. Imitation of parents is very important. Always remember to set a good example for your child: to hear parents asking to brush teeth and then not see them do it, is just an inconsistent message.
Also, teeth brushing can be a playful moment too, it doesn’t have to be boring.
For example, have you ever tried to listen to some music during the brushing?

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Healthy teeth from an early age!


3. Is your young child asking for Elsa toothpaste or for Dino toothbrush? Go for it! There are cases when specific products are requested and you better talk to your dentist to be sure. However, in the majority of times, there is no harm to let your children use fun products they enjoy.
The same goes for the myriad apps in circulation which children can enjoy while brushing their teeth.

Check out:
Disney Magic Timer by Oral-B
Brush Dj

Daily care of your mouth and teeth is the most important gesture to prevent oral problems. Remember, however, that a professional check must be done at least once a year to make sure there are no problems to fix.

We look forward to seeing you at the practice!
Your team at Syno





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4 tips for perfect oral hygiene

April is the month of Oral Cancer Awareness so what better way to prevent oral diseases and learn to brush your teeth carefully TODAY! Learn with us the 4 tips for perfect oral hygiene.

There are many types of oral diseases: the most commons are cavities, gums inflammations, dental abscesses and sensitivity and, in the presence of dental implants, peri-implantitis. 

When it comes to oral disease prevention, toothbrushing becomes a very important act to which we should dedicate our best effort.

A proper daily oral hygiene is the foundation of a great smile, with strong and healthy gums and teeth.

However, we sometimes tend to mechanically brush our teeth, we do it distractedly, and this, unfortunately, leads us to pay little attention to how we do it.
How can we carry out our daily oral hygiene correctly, in a simple way?
Here are the 3 tips from your smile experts.


1. Always Make Time

The rush of the morning, the tiredness of the evening or the daily commitments should never be an excuse to neglect the oral hygiene and the health of your smile.

Plaque and tartar are the number one enemies of our dental health so taking the time to brush our teeth properly is very important.
Prevention is paramount: remember to brush your teeth after main meals, floss or use an interdental brush at least once a day and schedule regular checks by your dental hygienist.

Our tip: wait a little before brushing to that saliva can naturally rinse our mouth.

2. Brush it like a pro

We are all in a hurry sometimes and because of it, we end up brushing our teeth in a hurry, or with excessive pressure or little attention.
Here’s how to brush like a pro:

  • Make slow and not too aggressive movements. 
  • Brush the surface of the teeth for about 2-3 minutes with small movements
  • Move from the gum to the final part of the tooth.

Our tip: Use the floss or interdental brush immediately, so that food or drinks residues will be removed more easily by water and toothpaste. Remember to floss at least once per day.



Love your mouth.

3. Don’t forget your tongue

Use your toothbrush to clean your tongue too.

Bacteria and food residues are easily deposited on the surface of the tongue.
This may cause halitosis and possible oral infections. 

Our tip: you can find dedicated toothbrush for your tongue so to remove even more softly the accumulation of bacteria after the meals.


4. Friendly foods

Did you know that some foods are friends of your teeth and help them to stay healthy?

Foods that are rich in calcium (yoghurt, milk, almonds, beans, some leafy greens and more) help to strengthen dental enamel; celery increases salivation and contributes to cleaning the oral cavity, onions are powerful natural antibacterials.

As there are foods that nourish our body, there are foods that sometimes nourish the spirit.
It has been shown that an abundant use of sugars determines the formation of acid substances responsible for the impoverishment of tooth enamel.

However, needless to deny it, there are times when a bit of sugar is just what you need!
No worries, just remember to:

– do not consume a lot of sugar;
– clean your gum too, in order to remove bacteria and prevent inflammation.

Our tip: End your meal with an apple which, thanks for its peel, cleans the teeth well.



Prevention is essential to keep our mouth healthy.
Prevention is based on the daily oral care and on the regular checks performed by a dental hygienist.
With a professional screening, you can ensure a healthy smile and mouth!

We, at Syno, are happy to teach you how to maintain good and personalized hygiene so feel free to call us or use the form to book an appointment with us, at your best convenience.

Happy brushing!
Your Syno Practise 


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