When you travel for the holidays, it’s important to make sure you pack all the essentials. Here’s what should be in your dental travel kit so you can always take the best care of your teeth no matter where you are.

Daily Essentials

So, what should be in your dental travel kit? It’s always important to start with the essentials. A soft-bristled toothbrush, fluoride-containing toothpaste, and floss are at the top of the list of dental care essentials you should always pack. When you’re traveling, though, some other items can also come in handy.

Mouthwash can be a great way to help wash away food debris, prevent plaque build-up, and freshen your breath when you’re on the go and don’t have access to clean water or a place to brush your teeth. Just make sure to brush your teeth as soon as you get a chance since mouthwash isn’t a substitute for thorough brushing and flossing!

Floss picks can also be helpful when you’re on the road. With traditional floss, you need a long strand that can be wound around your fingers, but floss picks simplify the process with a small pre-cut strand of floss stretched across an easy-to-hold handle, making flossing easy and quick!

Travel-Sized Items

If you want to pack light so that you can travel with more ease, it can be helpful to purchase small travel-sized dental care products. Travel-sized products often fit in your purse, or even your pocket, for days when you’re literally on the road to help you keep up with your dental care routine no matter where you are.

Holiday Dental Care

Holiday dental care shouldn’t be boring, so make it festive! When thinking about what should be in your dental travel kit for the holidays, have some fun by trying different flavors of your favorite toothpaste, floss, or mouthwash — like cozy cinnamon or bright peppermint — to give your holiday spirit a boost each time you care for your smile!

Call our Scottsdale Dental Office, to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.