I will be traveling for two weeks abroad and carrying the bottles of rinses will not be practical. I don’t think filling 3 oz. travel bottles would work either as I would run out and wouldn’t be able to refill. What’s the minimum I could carry and still maintain proper care of my teeth?
First of all BE CAREFUL IF YOU EVER TRAVEL WITH CLOSYS – the thread of the bottle allows the rinse to LEAK OUT!!!
This seems to happen with every size bottle – so either take a sealed bottle and then throw it away before you return or use a washer in the lid, or cover the top with plastic wrap and then put the bottle into a plastic bag. That is a warning for all travelers!
At a minimum I would take lots of xylitol gum and mints + a small tube of Crest Cavity Protection toothpaste.
After using the paste, add a little water to your mouth and make a “rinse” with the remains of the paste.
If you want to take ONE rinse – I think it would depend if you think you are fighting gum disease or cavities.
If your biggest problem is gum disease – then take a 16 oz bottle of Closys to use before this brush and rinse routine with the toothpaste.
If you have delicate teeth that have been sensitive, cavities or breaking – then the one rinse I would take would be ACT.
I recently forgot my rinses – and lived for three days with xylitol and the toothpaste routine – so I know that this works for a few days.
I was happy to be home for the entire system – but I HAVE tried this myself – so I can recommend this!!
Another option – which I have not tried yet, but I plan to give this an experimental try- is using Closys toothpaste – they now make one with fluoride.
You could run with that…..it should give you the protection you need for a couple of weeks.
Hope this helps,