After the recently released “new normal”, it is possible that you have resumed planning your vacations. If you go on vacation this summer, don’t forget to bring your dental kit. This is always to have good oral hygiene away from home.
With security measures forming part of our daily lives, summer 2023 arrives loaded with many concerns. From CHEEEESE, we want to remind you that hygiene and oral health should be among your priorities.
Because, as you know, the mouth is the gateway for bacteria to the rest of the body. It has been shown that there is a close relationship between oral health and systemic health. In this way, poor oral health can even aggravate existing diseases.
For all these reasons, you must take your oral hygiene case with you wherever you go. BUT, HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BRUSH? How to do it without everything taking up too much space in your luggage? Well, choosing the perfect Travel Toothbrush can become a daunting task. One has to search and search for different products available in the market to get the best.
Overwhelming, especially if we don’t know much about what makes a quality toothbrush. If you are confused by so many of the options available on the market, we want to make it easy for you with the CHEEEESE Complete Oral Hygiene Kit. But we also leave you a guide of the characteristics that your travel dental kit must meet so that it is useful and functional for you. Here we go
What to look for in a travel toothbrush?
Portability and size should play a big role in deciding which toothbrush is right for you. If you tend to carry a large or checked bag or suitcase, you can opt for a full-size toothbrush. But, if you carry a carry-on when you travel, it might be better to opt for something small.
MANUAL VS. ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSHES
If you already have an electric toothbrush at home, you may find that using a manual toothbrush just for travel feels like a downgrade. Sonic electric toothbrushes are scientifically proven to better prevent tooth decay, if you are planning a long trip, YOU MUST MAKE SURE YOU TAKE ENOUGH batteries or regular charging.
Speaking of small, the ever-popular folding travel toothbrush is a favorite for a reason. The hinged design takes up half the space of a regular-sized toothbrush without sacrificing ease of use when fully extended.
That said, if you opt for a sonic electric toothbrush, it might be worth looking for one that offers a longer battery life. With this functionality, you won’t need to carry a travel adapter or risk burning your toothbrush while charging abroad.
Buying a toothbrush with antimicrobial properties is key, especially if you tend to toss your toothbrush into the depths of your suitcase when you travel. Antimicrobial bristles hinder bacterial growth between uses, ensuring your mouth stays as healthy as possible.
Toothbrush bristles are available in soft, medium, and hard varieties. Soft bristles are the most recommended by dentists because it is scientifically proven that they prevent dental abrasion and gingival recession. In addition, their flexibility makes them clean below the gum.
THE IDEAL TRAVEL COMPANIONS
Without giving up elegance or your oral health. Your favorite CHEEEESE products are in your suitcase, bag, or in your pocket. Introducing the Cheeeese™ Dare to Smile Travel Sonic Electric Toothbrush (shop now), this cute and stylish travel kit comes with an electric toothbrush travel case and 3 free individualized toothbrush heads. The ULTRA CARE HEAD BRUSH heads are designed with extra soft 0.02mm bristles with a smooth texture and a 3-ended split design.
Other oral hygiene tips while traveling
- Chew gum. If food and water are scarce during a trip, take sugar-free gum with you. Air travel can dry out your mouth, which helps cause cavities. Chewing sugar-free gum helps replenish saliva in the mouth, which can help flush out excess bacteria.
- Choose suitable snacks. If you’ve been stranded at the airport or a cheap hotel and only have what a vending machine offers for a snack, your teeth will thank you if you choose some peanuts instead of crackers or candy. Some evidence suggests that nuts may help protect tooth enamel from plaque by neutralizing acids in the mouth and providing a dose of healthy minerals, such as phosphorus. Although they may seem like a healthy snack option, crackers are more likely to get stuck in your teeth than nuts and contain more fermentable carbohydrates that can support the growth of bacteria in your mouth, especially if you’re away on the road. to be able to brush your teeth for a while.
- Floss when you can. One of the easiest ways to take care of your oral hygiene while traveling is to carry a small container of dental floss. If you go hiking or camping and want to go light, manual floss takes up less space than electric flosser. A soft dental floss is suitable for anyone. It glides easily between teeth, making cleaning quick and easy.
- Make an appointment for a review. Make an appointment with your dentist for a check-up before you travel. The last thing you want is for dental problems to arise when you don’t have access to reliable dental care. Although a checkup doesn’t necessarily prevent problems, preparing as best you can before you travel can reduce the risk of the issues occurring.
- Dry your brush. A brush that remains wet generates bacteria and compromises your dental health. If you can, take your toothbrush out of its travel cases for electric toothbrushes as soon as you arrive at your destination. Placing the brush upright in a glass will allow the water to drain off the bristles. If you travel by car, you can let the brush vent on the dashboard. Take your toothbrush out of its electric toothbrush travel case as soon as you get home.
During the holidays, the same rules apply to maintaining good dental health as at home: avoid sugar and stick to your regular oral hygiene routine. If you drink carbonated drinks or sweets, you should keep this issue even more in mind, brush, and floss to remove the bits stuck to your teeth, in addition to drinking plenty of water and chewing gum.
And do not forget…!
Because luggage sometimes gets misplaced and even permanently lost, keep at least one travel toothbrush and tube of toothpaste in your carry-on bag. Remember, if you are flying, the airport restrictions regarding liquids and gels, which must be less than 100ml and go in a transparent bag for inspection by airport operators.
If you’re planning a trip for spring break or summer and feel like something’s wrong with your dental health or you’re worried about an oral condition, visit your dentist before you go. Having a dental emergency on the road or flying will break the magic of your trip and sabotage the best plans.