Toothpaste tabs

Discussion in 'Hydration, Hygiene & Health' started by Munro277, May 17, 2019.

  1. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Or ready for beddy byes.

    Washing anything, but the most vital parts, can be left off for days, if necessary..

    But night-time tooth brushing is non negotiable in my book, anywhere, and everywhere.:angelic:
  2. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

  3. oreocereus

    oreocereus Section Hiker

    I asked my dentist about an article I read recently, which suggested toothpaste was a pretty insignificant part of oral hygiene.

    She agreed, outside of particular needs, toothpastes main function is improving breath smell, fluoride supplement and giving a “fresh and clean” feeling (which we associate with the standard mintiness) which is really important in habit forming.

    Brushing technique, diet, regular flossing are much more important.

    I haven’t ditched it as a result, though I’ve been less worried when I’ve forgotten toothpaste recently and use significant less when camping (rationalizing it as slightly less environmentally hazardous)
  4. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Definitely, as with so much else of a physical bodily nature - technique, and attention to detail is everything :geek:

    Toothpaste is nice, but not in any way essential..
    Salt is a reasonable substitute, some say ash even, but I've never gone so far down that particular butch-crafty route.
    Plsin water will do.

    I've even got this 3d visualisation of the whole interior landscape of my dentition going on, when brushing..

    Almost as if envisioning it as a mini mountain range, that needs going over twice on all surfaces each time.

    OK, sounds a little overblown perhaps??

    But I've reached my prime (and here I'm staying :rolleyeses:) with nairy a filling in my head yet...
  5. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

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    Last edited: May 18, 2019
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  6. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:

    Illustrative of an UL, dehydrated toothypeg paste dot @Diddi?? :)
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  7. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    Poppy seed init.
    They always get stuck in mine.
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  8. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Mine too. :frown:

    I'd stick to pumpkin.

    Pumpkin. :bag:
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  9. Jim_Parkin

    Jim_Parkin Summit Camper

    Yes, if you get a pumpkin stuck in your teeth, it's probably time for a serious visit to the dentist.
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  10. Jon jons

    Jon jons Ultralighter

    As opposed to a carefree easy going visit? :D
  11. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Thru Hiker

    Pumpkin seeds - you pumpkin head :rolleyes:

    Strewth - this place is a nutritionists nightmare... :beaver:
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