Oral Hygiene

Managing Your Hygiene While Road Trippin’

When you’re on a road trip with friends or your partner or even family, it’s easy to get swept up in all the fun things happening and forget to take care of your basic daily needs. I mean, think about it: You’re constantly on the move, driving multiple hours each and every day, staying in different hotels, AirBNBs, or even campsites. All of these things equate to a very nonstandard daily routine that you and your body aren’t quite used to. Add to it that you’ve gotta plan things out to do and places to go and your mind isn’t nearly as focused or on autopilot as you’re accustomed to.

So, if you aren’t eating like you normally do and your diet slips here and there, you shouldn’t be too upset with yourself. If you aren’t as clean and well dressed as you are when back at home, that’s okay too. Being on the road for awhile and doing exciting and new things can carry you away to some amazing times and moments and emotions with whoever you’re traveling with. It’s best to focus on those moments instead of your everyday needs.

If you do happen to want to keep a somewhat regular schedule with normal daily things, though, there are ways to keep on track. Only pack the foods and snacks and drinks you’re used to so that that’s all you cook and munch on while on the road.

As for hygiene needs, we suggest taking a travel toothbrush so that you can pack it up or unsheath it on the go, whether you’re camping, hiking, driving, walking, or staying somewhere cramped. Just as well, floss sticks are amazing for traveling since you’ll have a much tougher time getting traditional floss out, looking in a mirror, and getting each and every tooth. Instead, you can just whip a floss pick out and go to town on your teeth without needing much else.

We also recommend taking a travel bottle of mouth wash in the event that you aren’t able to brush your teeth as often as you’d like. At the very least, this will do the trick in killing unwanted bacteria and dislodging some food debris that may be stuck between your teeth or up against your gums.

Overall, the whole point of a road trip is to get lost in the wilderness and the uncertainty of it all. That’s how amazing memories are made and how experiences are chanced upon without any forethought.