Whether you’re camping out far away from society or you’re looking to learn a new skill that will help you survive in the event of an emergency when a dentist won’t be readily available, it’s always important to make sure you’ve got a dental kit on hand to save you the pain and agony that often comes with tooth and mouth problems. These situations can arise at any moment, so it’s better to be Well Prepared than it is to be sorry.
What to include in your Dental Kit
It goes without saying that the health of your mouth and your teeth are very important. In fact, oral health is often an indicator of your overall health and poor care of teeth and gums is a major cause or various health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Your mouth is full of all sorts of bacteria, viruses and decaying food matter which can get into a wound or a hole in your gums and from there enter your blood stream. So how can you be prepared if you don’t have your toothpastes, toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash handy?
Well, that’s kind of a trick question in this case; you should always carry these necessities with you in a bug-out bag or emergency kit. You could put a good dental kit together and include it in your emergency kit or bug-out bag in minutes, and these few minutes are well worth side-stepping an unnecessary cavity or gum issue. If you haven’t already done so, then you’ll want to include the following in your emergency kit or bug-out bag:
- Dental Floss
- Cap or crown cement if you or a family member has one
- Temporary filling material
- Orajel or Anbesol (or clove oil if you prefer a more natural product) for pain relief
- Denture repair kit if needed
- Dental wax if a family member has braces
- Cotton balls and/or Q-Tips
What other things can you think of to include? Let us know in the comments or on social networks.