Maintaining Your Oral Health When the Power Goes Out
Maintaining Your Oral Health When the Power Goes Out

Usually when you’re preparing to withstand a winter storm or hurricane, you probably aren’t thinking about keeping your teeth clean. However, ensuring you’re prepared to maintain your healthy oral care habits should you lose power for a few hours – or even days – is a great idea for the whole family!

Here are a few quick tips to ensure you’re able to keep brushing and flossing no matter what the conditions are outside.

Power Up

If you usually use electronic devices for your daily oral care, make sure they are fully charged before the storm arrives. It is also a good idea to put together a kit of backup supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash in an easy-to-access location so the whole family can find and use what they need.

Don’t forget to also keep a flashlight in your bathroom or the area where you brush your teeth in case you need an emergency light!

Stock Up on H2O

It’s always a good idea to stock up on water before any sort of storm, but in the event where running water might not be available, it is wise to keep some spare water bottles in your bathrooms or wherever you plan to brush your teeth. This way you can easily clean your toothbrush and rinse your mouth with clean and safe water, no matter what’s happening outside.

Know Who To Call

If you’re experiencing any sort of orthodontic emergency – during a storm or not – be sure to check out NVO’s Emergency Care tips on our website. We provide some tips and tricks to help you perform at-home adjustments for a variety of common issues, from loose brackets and pokey wires to uncomfortable Invisalign trays and broken retainers.

If you are experiencing a problem you cannot seem to fix on your own, you can always give our office a call at 703-574-2174. If you call after hours or if the office is not open due to inclement weather, your call will be automatically directed to the NVO assistant on call.

Rain or shine, Northern Virginia Orthodontics is always committed to improving smiles! If you’re ready to start your own smile transformation, schedule your complimentary consultation at NVO by calling 703-574-2174 or submitting an online appointment request.