Packing Essentials for a Weekend Trip

By - Bad Breath Expert

SUMMARY:  Some people let their oral health down when on the road, but you don't have to be one of them.

Posted: March 15, 2018


You're all set to go. You've loaded up the car, double-checked the suitcases, double-checked the bedroom (in case you left something on the bed) and crossed off every item on your travel checklist. Your luggage is bursting but you're pretty sure that's everything. Just one problem: there's no room left for the mouthwash.

Ordinarily, this may not bother you, but you went to the dentist recently. Your gums aren't doing great, they bled a lot when poked by your dentist's tools. While not a health emergency - you didn't need to cancel your trip - your dentist was quite explicit about you needing to up your oral health care. But that mouthwash bottle is so bulky - the last thing you want is for it to pop open inside the suitcase and drench or stain your clothes.

Oral hygiene isn't to be messed around with, especially when your dentist directs you to take better care of your teeth and gums. While some people may let their oral hygiene dip while away from home, you don't have to be one of them.

While mouthwash fits in your bathroom cabinet, it does not always have space in a suitcase. While mouthwash fits in your bathroom cabinet, it does not always have space in a suitcase.

Taking care of your mouth on the go
Your mouth is a delicate part of the body that must be maintained to keep working properly. This means brushing and flossing - but hey, that's no problem. After all, what could be more thin and easy to pack than a toothbrush? Floss also happens to come conveniently rolled up. However, sometimes these tools aren't enough to prevent all problems in the mouth.

Halitosis or bad breath is one of the first and most prominent signs of poor dental health. Halitosis occurs in part because of xerostomia or dry mouth. When the mouth dries, it loses saliva. While you may think your spit is gross, inside the mouth it accomplishes all sorts of important tasks such as helping break down food and preventing the growth of anaerobic bacteria. These bacteria give off foul odors as they propagate inside your oral cavity, causing your breath to stink.

If it sounds unhealthy, it's because it can be. Your mouth is meant to be a moist environment. Unfortunately, when people travel - bulky items like mouthwash (which can help reduce dry mouth) are left behind.

Not to worry, TheraBreath has you covered. We understand the importance of keeping your breath fresh and your mouth hydrated, even on the go. With this goal in mind, we designed our travel sized product lineup. Each item is compact and easy to toss in your suitcase or carry-on. Don't have room for a full jug of mouthwash? Try our TheraBreath Dry Mouth Oral Rinse Single Use Pouch. It's even smaller than the travel sized bottle and, like its larger counterpart - contains no alcohol, helping to keep your mouth from drying out.

Practicing enhanced hygiene practice overall 
At TheraBreath, we want you to stay as clean as possible - and not just your mouth. Germs abound on common vacation vehicles like airplanes, buses and trains. And there's nothing worse than reaching your destination only to find out there's a problem with the plumbing or water in the sink.

With that in mind, we recommend bringing at least a small portion of water. This can also be drunk along the way, but, should you need it - you always want to rinse your mouth out or wash your hands with clean water.

Be sure to bring soap or some form of hand sanitizer as well. Unless you're traveling only in your own car, you're going to be in a public space open to numerous bacteria and viruses. While keeping your own breath clean helps reduce the amount of germs in the air, you should take other steps to protect yourself as well.

Don't let your oral hygiene decline on any trip, even one as short as a weekend. Take TheraBreath with you to keep a moist, clean-smelling mouth on the go.

No matter how messy you are, make sure you leave room for health items to preserve your quality of life while on vacation. No matter how messy you are, make sure you leave room for health items to preserve your quality of life while on vacation.
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