When you're on holiday, you don't want to slack off on your tooth-whitening or oral healthcare regime. If anything, you want your teeth to look their best while you're relaxing and enjoying yourself. Fortunately, putting together a home tooth whitening kit that can fit into your luggage is as simple as choosing a few effective, compact, oral care products.
Choosing the right toothbrush is your first step towards putting together a home tooth whitening kit. To keep your pearly whites sparkling, make sure you choose a toothbrush that will help prevent stains from building up on the enamel of your teeth. Some electric toothbrushes come with a handy travel case. Toothbrushes like these offer a powerful, gentle clean and are ideal for travel.
For whitening on the go, whitening pens are a good option. They can fit easily in your pocket or handbag. Whitening pens are easy to use with no mess and can effectively remove stains from your teeth.
Take some time to select the right toothpaste for your home tooth whitening kit. If you want to avoid taking bulky tubes of toothpastes with you on holiday, it’s a good idea to select a travel-sized toothpaste that will fit neatly in your toiletries bag.
If you want to prevent stains on your teeth, rinsing with tooth whitening mouthwash may help. Some products leave your teeth looking whiter by using an optic brightener. Many mouthwash bottles are too large to go in your carry-on. If you're flying to your destination, pour the mouthwash into a special travel-size bottle, which you can purchase from a chemist or supermarket. Don't forget to add a label to remind yourself of what's inside.
While you're away on holiday, remember to floss between your teeth every day to help prevent a buildup of plaque. Flossing helps to remove plaque in between the teeth and according to the Australian Dental Association, flossing at least once a day will help you to remove food trapped near the gum line. Slip a packet of floss into your toiletry bag before you go, and your oral care kit is complete.