Travel Mouthwash Defeats Traveler’s Breath
Underwear, check. Extra socks, check. Toothbrush, check. Like most people, when you travel, your goal is to get everything you need inside a carry-on bag. But are you forgetting anything? That toothbrush may not be enough to keep your bad breath at home.
Follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule.
Whether you’re traveling for business or to a sun-drenched hotspot, you need to be familiar with the 3-1-1 rule. TSA has specific guidelines regarding how you bring that favorite shampoo, cologne, and travel size mouthwash on the flight with you.
Here is a quick breakdown of the code:
3 – Pack liquids, gels, and aerosol products in 3.4-ounce or smaller containers
1 – Make sure these fit inside a single quart-sized bag
1 – Limit yourself to only one bag of these containers
Traveler’s breath = Bad breath.
Flying may be the ideal way to travel, but it also includes plenty of its own baggage. Slow security lines, overbooked flights, and weather delays can make the journey to your seat its own challenge. Now factor in your breath. Even if you brushed earlier, are you confident enough to start a friendly conversation with your fellow passengers?
What causes bad breath?
It’s common to have naturally occurring bacteria in your mouth. Bad breath happens when that bacteria consumes leftover protein it finds in your mouth. This bacteria then eat the protein and gives off smelly sulfur gas as waste. Bad breath is composed of Volatile Sulfur Compounds or sulfur gas. Maybe you didn’t have a chance to floss before heading to the airport or you ate while waiting to board your flight. Any leftovers stuck on your tongue, beneath your gum line or between your teeth are feeding the bacteria and creating volatile sulfur compounds, or VSCs, that dreaded bad breath.
During a flight, changes in cabin pressure slow down your normal body functions. For instance, your mouth produces less saliva, which is needed to buffer against bacteria and reduce disease-causing bacteria. So the length of your flight combined with the higher altitude will only increase the number of bacteria in your mouth. In a situation like this, it can be helpful to have dry mouth mints to promote saliva flow.
As you travel, what you do and don’t eat or drink has a direct impact on your breath. Choosing more fast food and soda and drinking less water, will give bad breath plenty of clearance to land. Forgetting to eat or skipping a meal leads to the same results.
If you’re going directly to a client meeting or have that special someone anxiously waiting to greet you, you’re going to need a fresh breath plan. Because starting with a smelly “hello” could set your trip into an immediate tailspin.
Here are some tips to keep your breath fresh:
- Brush and floss at least twice per day
- Drink plenty of water, especially during your flight
- Use SmartMouth Dry Mouth Mints to help stimulate saliva flow
- Pack an oral hygiene kit with travel floss, a travel toothbrush with toothpaste, SmartMouth Single Packs or the travel size 2-Bottle System, so you can have mouthwash to go
SmartMouth is the only mouthwash clinically proven to eliminate and prevent bad breath for 12 hours with every rinse.
Don’t give bad breath a companion pass on your next flight. Add the proven science of SmartMouth Single Packs and travel size mouthwash to your must-have list before you start packing. SmartMouth’s patented, clinically proven 2 liquid technology activates billions of zinc ions that bind to germs and prevent the production of stinky sulfur gas for 24 hours. Rinse in the morning for all day clean breath, and rinse before bed to eliminate morning breath. NEVER have bad breath!