5 Must-Have Dental Products for Traveling Plan
It is a great thing to take a vacation in the latter part of the summer. And not long after, it will be time to travel to grandma's to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. You would not travel far from home without packing your favorite pair of pajamas and shoes. And you should also not leave your home without packing these five essential tools/ accessories for good oral hygiene.
The Top 5 Dental Products to Take on Every Vacation
Travel-sized Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
A travel toothbrush is half the size of a regular toothbrush, making it easy to carry with you on the go. Your toothbrush is the #1 tool used to keep your teeth healthy and clean and helps to rid your mouth of plaque and food particles stuck between your teeth.
There are plenty of travel-sized toothpaste tubes that you can pack to use when you travel. Make sure to pick a toothpaste that is antibacterial in order to make sure it’s providing the best benefits to your child.
Mini Cordless Portable Water Flosser
Always carry your Flosstra travel water flosser with you to get in between the spaces of your teeth. Flossing is essential for cleaning in between teeth and below the gum line. Flossing is an especially good recommendation for those with braces or aligners, which may make it harder to get leftover particles out of your teeth.
Mouthwash should be added to the must-have list if you are traveling internationally. You will appreciate having a bottle on hand after sleeping on a plane for a few hours. The bacteria in your mouth builds up while sleeping and can cause your breath to feel less than fresh.
You can pack a small bottle of mouthwash with you on the plane and use the airplane’s bathroom to freshen up a little bit before your flight lands if you feel the need. You can also use the mouthwash you packed as an emergency toothbrush or water flosser if you don’t have time to stop by your hotel room.
This addition to your oral hygiene kit may sound a little odd at first. However, the need for this item will make sense after you think about it for a few moments. Chewing gum will help with the plugged-up feeling you may experience when the airplane takes off for flight or lands.
Keeping a pack of gum in your travel kit will also give you a weapon to fight against dry mouth if you spend an extended time without a beverage. A stick of gum will also cause your mouth to feel and taste fresh.
If you’re camping or staying in an area where the water isn’t safe to drink, you shouldn’t brush your teeth with it either. Pack and use bottled water or boil water to brush your teeth or floss your teeth.
In addition to these items, you may want to also carry:
Over the counter medications: like ibuprofen for pain relieve
Orthodontic wax: to ease the irritation caused by your wires or brackets rubbing a sore spot.
It can be stressful to travel at times. And figuring out what to pack and what not to pack can sometimes serve to add to this stress. It is a good idea to have a list of must-have items to pick to eliminate the guesswork. It can also ensure you are able to maintain your oral hygiene while enjoying your vacation.