One of the busiest travel times of the year is among us. Everyone is gearing up to travel either to their hometowns to visit family or to an island for Christmas fun in the sun. Either way, the proper dental travel items are needed to maintain good oral hygiene habits while on holiday. I personally have separate oral hygiene products for my home and ones that I specifically carry for vacations and trips away from my home. So, as you prepare to add new stamps to your passport, don’t forget the essentials.
Must-Have Dental Products for Your Holiday Travel
You much have a soft bristle toothbrush that is enclosed in a travel case. I carry my Sonic toothbrush by BURST. It comes with a travel case. One thing I love about this brush is the charge life. A full charge lasts up to 4 weeks. Whether manual or electric, having a toothbrush in your travel dental kit is a priority.
Of course, you need to have your toothpaste to make sure you have the minty fresh breath for all the mistletoe kisses you’ll receive. Depending on your baggage situation choosing the best travel toothpaste can be tricky because not all brands have a travel size. I would suggest dispensing your favorite toothpaste into a travel-size container especially if you’re not checking a bag. Just make sure the toothpaste is fluoridated or has xylitol in it. We must fight and have extra protection against the sugar bugs even when away from home. I usually travel with a whitening toothpaste because coffee and wine flows during the holidays.
- Flossing Aid
I carry a handheld water flosser and woven floss with me when I travel. For those who don’t like traditional string floss, this is one time where I’ll endorse carrying the floss picks. They are easy to use on the go and pack very well in your luggage. Whatever you prefer just make sure it catches some SkyMiles too.
- Sugar Free Gum
I don’t know about you all, but my ears pop like crazy on planes. I always make sure I have my sugar-free gum to help alleviate the discomfort in my ears during my flights. Having gum handy is also a way to freshen your breath when you don’t have easy access to your toothbrush and toothpaste.
Trying to determine what to pack can be a bit stressful, but having a list prepared in advance can help reduce the stress of packing. Ensuring that you have essential dental hygiene products when traveling is necessary to maintain good dental health habits when traveling.