Sanitation and Dental Preps
I can not stress enough how important it is to stock up on your sanitation and dental preps. Oral hygiene goes a long way to helping maintain a healthy existence. There is no pain greater than a sore tooth, ask anyone sitting in a dentist office! So be sure to to purchase a few of the dental preps below and learn how to use them.
When a disaster strikes garbage men might not be coming by the house any time soon. You will need to have the basic supplies to deal with human waste in a sanitary fashion. You also need to stock up on supplies to keep you and your family clean. I often use Amazon Suscribe and Save to order these items monthly to ensure I have plenty of sanitation supplies on hand.
Dental Preps To Buy
- Salt (in quantity)
- Baking Soda (in quantity)
- Essential oils (in quantity) such as clove oil, cinnamon oil, or 4 thieves oil
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Toothpaste (in quantity)
- Soft bristled toothbrush (in quantity)
- Dental floss (in quantity)
- Toothpicks (the rounded end type)
- Fluoride rinse (optional, but could come in handy)
- Instant hot and cold packs (in quantity)
- Dental wax (to place over sensitive areas)
- Cotton balls (in quantity)
- Gauze pads (in quantity)
- Black teabags (tannic acid in tea is a natural blood clotting agent)
- Activated charcoal
- Suture kit
- Additional dental resources
- Dental tool assortment
- Monofilament or suture “thread”
- Suture needles
- Celox or quikclot
- Ibuprofen or pain reliever
- Rubbing alcohol to sterilize dental tools
Sanitation Preps Part 2
- 2 weeks or longer toilet paper
- Cat litter
- 5 gallon bucket
- Laundry plunger (optional)
- Wash boards (optional)
- 2 large storage bins to do laundry
- Women’s sanitary needs
- Toilet off grid
- Toilet bags
- Soap or a multipurpose alternative (in bulk)
- Hand sanitizer the more the better
- Screen to use for long term latrine
- Space bags to store toilet paper
- If you haven’t done so, get a check up with your dentist.
- Begin stocking up on vitamins that can help dental health.
- Click here to download a PDF version of “When There Is No Dentist” by Murray Dickson. Then begin studying this resource to familiarize yourself with how to provide care.
- Start changing some bad eating habits (i.e., eliminating sugars, sodas, honey and molasses and junk food from the diet). If you do eat or drink any sugary items, make a habit of brushing your teeth within 30 minutes to remove any sugars left on your teeth. This can significantly reduce cavities.
- Get in the habit of flossing!