The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, and we want to make sure you have all the tools you need to keep your smile as merry and bright as the festivities around you.
With so many decorations to be hung, travel plans to secure, and gift lists to check off, it’s easy to feel immediately overwhelmed by this season that’s supposed to be fun and joyous!
That’s why we’re taking all the necessary steps to make sure you’re taking care of yourself this holiday season with a healthy and holistic oral care routine. Our travel size toothpaste is one of the best tricks to have up your sleeve to ensure your mouth is fresh, healthy, and sparkling this holiday season. So you can look and feel your best no matter where it takes you.
there’s no place like roam(ing) for the holidays
While many say there’s no place like home, a study found that ahead of the 2022 holiday season, nearly 47% of Americans planned to travel, despite unique holiday barriers such as flight cancellations, overcrowded airports, and increased travel prices. And it’s no secret that travel makes it more difficult to stay on top of your oral care routine. Not to mention, the holiday season is also famous for sweet treats, celebrations, and special indulgences, all of which can do some damage to your teeth....even if it’s just for a short period of time.
So, whether you’re traveling to see family or escaping to a remote island destination, we want to help you to feel like your happiest and brightest self. This means nurturing your mouth, avoiding the sensitivity (and other damage) that can come with holiday indulgences, and keeping your oral care on point even in the middle of a busy holiday season. Don’t worry, our travel size toothpaste is the perfect little product to help with just that.
maintain optimal oral health with Davids travel size toothpaste
Our travel size toothpaste was made to be your go-to sidekick for busy seasons of travel. It falls within TSA requirements, yet it still contains all of the amazing benefits of our coveted natural toothpaste! Available in our peppermint, charcoal peppermint, and hydroxyapatite formulas, our travel size natural toothpaste contains premium ingredients, avoids harmful or questionable ingredients such as fluoride and SLS, and works wonders for your long-term oral and overall health. Be sure to stock up on these mini superheroes ahead of the busy holiday travel season!
Here are some additional pro tips to make sure you’re staying on top of your oral care throughout the holiday season.
- hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: we may sound like a broken record, but water is so important for all aspects of your health, including your oral health! Water helps flush away bad bacteria, reduce dry mouth, and restore your mouth to a health pH level. If you’re looking for a refreshing change from plain old water, we recommend reaching for an unsweetened green tea, which contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties that can help tame bad breath throughout your travels.
- snack smart: instead of opting for proceed, sugary foods that are often offered at rest stops and airports, reach for smart snacks that hydrate your mouth and “exfoliate” your teeth (yes, that’s a thing). Fresh fruits and veggies such as apples, pears, melons, berries, cucumbers, celery, and carrots have a healthy water content and work to exfoliate your teeth as you chew. Other snacks like yogurt are gut-friendly, probiotic-rich and high in protein to keep you satiated and balanced.
- freshen up: in addition to our travel size toothpaste, consider packing an herbal breath spray or natural, plant-based gum. Be sure to keep these items within reach at all times throughout your travels!
Also, don’t forget to keep your oral care items in one place, so you can keep them close and avoid any unnecessary contamination that comes with shuffling items around. We recommend a reusable cosmetic bag that’s easy to clean and disinfect between your trips!
dashing through the trash
You know us....we simply couldn’t talk about holiday travel and oral care without mentioning waste.
Did you know that the average American’s waste production increases from 25-42% during the holiday season? That’s one huge reason it’s so important to reduce unnecessary waste wherever and whenever you can this holiday season. Although this waste increase isn’t caused by the oral care industry (it’s more of a product of gifting, food waste, and festive decoration waste), our daily habits still play a huge role in our waste generation, and oral care is a repeat single-use-waste offender. If you’re not already doing your best to remove plastic from your self-care routine, we invite you to do so in the spirit of the holiday season!
give a gift to the planet
Tis the season to honor the planet! Our full line of holistic, natural oral care products are made of (and packaged in) planet-friendly materials. From our intentional ingredients to our sustainable packaging (have you seen our recyclable toothpaste tube?), every detail has been optimized to honor your oral health and the health of the planet.
One of the easiest ways to give a gift to the planet (and yourself!) this holiday season is to replace your conventional products with our zero waste toothpaste, bamboo toothbrush, infinitely reusable tongue scraper, and travel size toothpaste this holiday season and beyond.
Pro tip: you can purchase our hydroxyapatite toothpaste, bamboo toothbrush, and tongue scraper together (for less) in our essentials bundle. It’s a perfect gift for yourself and your loved ones this holiday season. Happy brushing!