Having no electricity often means having no running water to brush your teeth with and, of course, drinking lots of water is good for the body and the teeth. And, even if you do have running water, there is a chance that it may not be safe to drink. Experts may recommend boiling water that may be unsafe, but if your power is out this is easier said than done.
That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure you always keep some bottled water in your emergency kit. Experts suggest that you should store a enough for a two-week supply of water, at one gallon per day, per person — and don’t forget to store some for pets, too!.
You can either buy some bottled water at the store, or stock up on tap water. You can clean out 2 liter soda bottles and use them to store tap water.
If you know that a storm is coming and think the power might go out, take some of the smaller water bottles and pack them in the freezer so they freeze. This will not only help to keep your frozen food cold even when the power is out, but you can take out a water bottle, let it melt a bit, and have a nice cool drink.
When the power is out, it can be inconvenient and annoying and even downright scary. It can help if you can maintain your regular schedule and habits, and this, of course, includes maintaining good oral health habits!
At Aria Dental of Annapolis MD, we want you to be safe and comfortable if something happens and the power goes out. And, we want to make sure your teeth are healthy and clean. Call Aria Dental to make an appointment today!