Taking a short or even a long trip is usually a fun experience but it can be stressful when it comes to what to pack. We try so hard not to forget the essentials, like packing enough socks, underwear,shoes, etc. We try to be prepared for whatever the weather, and events the trip might involve. With all of hustle and bustle, many people overlook bringing travel friendly dental hygiene products with them when on the road. Maintaining our dental hygiene while on the road can pay real dividends to your dental health and your overall health. So what are some of the best dental products to keep up with our dental hygiene when on the road?
Best Dental Hygiene Products For Travel
The key to any of these products will be the actual use and the size. As we all know size is always an issue when packing especially when going on an airline these days.
-Traveling Manual Toothbrush. The traveling manual toothbrush may be a simple tool but it does perform well. It simply folds in half so the bristles are protected from dirt and bacteria while traveling. A good example of this is the Colgate traveling folding toothbrush. Just do not forget to brush regularly while on vacation.
-Travel size Electric Toothbrush. Similar to the at home version but just smaller. A very good example of this is the VIOlight Travel Toothbrush. It runs on 2 AAA batteries and delivers quite a punch while weighing only 2 ounces. The best part about these brushes is they come in different colors and designs so no one in your family can mix up brushes.
-Toothbrush cover caps. If you don’t want to buy a special toothbrush, use your usual one, but pack it with cover cap. Colored plastic snap-on covers to keep your toothbrush from dripping on your other items, and to keep it clean. The different colors help you distinguish toothbrushes. These are very inexpensive, a package of 4 can be found in a dollar store.
-Travel Size Fluoride Toothpaste. Fluoride toothpaste is the cornerstone of any good dental hygiene regimen. You can bring the sample sized toothpaste you get from your hygienist at your next cleaning.
-Floss or flossers. Floss or packs of flossers are tiny and take up little space but pack quite a punch when it comes to dental hygiene.
-Travel size Mouthwash. Remember to keep this small(3.4 oz. or less). If this is in your carry-on, you will not be able to bring it on board if it is not the acceptable size. You don’t want to have to discard a larger bottle of mouthrinse. Remember, according to TSA regulations, all carry-on liquids must be 3.4 oz. or less and placed in a quart sized Ziploc bag, only one bag per passenger.
-Waterpik Flosser Travel Size. The waterpik is an excellent adjunct to any dental hygiene program. If this is a product you use at home, then you would not want to leave without it.
Dental Hygiene Tips While Traveling
-Do not forget to brush after every meal. If you are unable to brush immediately, rinse with water after every meal.
-Carry sugar free gum with xylitol to chew if you are unable to brush.
-Always brush and floss before bed.
Dental Hygiene Conclusion
Maintaining good dental hygiene at home can be challenging, so doing it while traveling may be even more difficult. Our dental hygiene needs to be a routine in our daily lives even when we are far from home. To maintain good dental health as well as overall health becomes easier over time. The results of a good dental hygiene regimen are well worth it in the end.
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