The two biggest things in my life are working as a dental hygienist and travelling with my husband.

These two things are very near and dear to my heart.

Sometimes, we like to get away for a quick weekend in Montreal or travel to visit our friends and family in the United Kingdom for a week or two.

However long our trip, below are my go-to travel dental products.

Curaprox Interdental brushes (Amazon link)Opens in a new tab.

Perfect for travel and everyday use, the Curaprox interdental brushes clean in between the teeth more effectively than dental floss. They also come in a small version with a cap to keep the brush clean.

I’ll tell you a little secret: I don’t floss anymore. I only use these interdental brushes because the science and evidence show they are more effective, and I have experienced this firsthand.

When I was flossing 1-2 times a day, I had my Curaprox training, and there were multiple areas in my mouth where I still had inflammation (gingivitis) between my teeth. I started using my Curaprox interdental brushes (and the correct size—you should be assessed for size by your dental professional). After 2 weeks of using them and giving up floss, all the inflammation was gone.

The scientific evidence speaks for itself.

Below, you can see the difference between using floss, too small of an interdental brush, and the right size (from left to right).

Travel Floss Sticks (eco-friendly when possible) (Amazon link)Opens in a new tab.

I try to make my oral care routine as environmentally friendly as possible and look for biodegradable floss sticks. Sometimes, you don’t really feel like putting your hands in your mouth when you are on the go and in public places like an airport. Using floss sticks on the go lets me clean my teeth more easily before jumping on the next flight!

Curaprox Hydrosonic Pro Electric toothbrush (Amazon link)Opens in a new tab.

The Curaprox Hydrosonic Pro is my preferred electric toothbrush. It is a must-have for travelling because of its battery life. This toothbrush can last up to two weeks on one charge, so I don’t have to bring my charger.

The toothbrush has seven different cleaning levels and up to 84,000 gentle brush movements per minute. Its battery can remain functional for up to 60 minutes on a single charge, and the brush has extra-soft bristles.

The toothbrush also includes a single brush designed to access tight spaces and is ideally suited for cleaning around implants, bridges, crowns, crooked or tipped teeth, and wisdom teeth.

Xylitol Gum (Amazon link)Opens in a new tab.

Whenever I travel, I ALWAYS pack gum made with xylitol. The xylitol prevents cavities by stimulating saliva flow and neutralizing the acid in your mouth.

This xylitol gum can relieve pressure in the ears when flying or hiking and help those who suffer from dry mouth.

I don’t just bring this gum when I travel. I always have a pack in my purse. If I am out somewhere and can’t brush my teeth or have had something to drink or eat that was acidic, I will quickly chew a piece of this gum to prevent cavities and acid erosion on my teeth.

Waterpik Travel (Amazon link)Opens in a new tab.

If you use a Waterpik at home and don’t want to lug the entire thing around in your luggage, they make a travel one that is nice and small and compact, leaving you room for other important things!

If you have any questions or are looking for products that suit your needs better, don’t hesitate to reach out 🙂