When you’re spending time in the great outdoors, it can be easy to overlook your oral hygiene. After all, the wilderness doesn’t offer convenient places to brush and rinse your teeth. However, you don’t have to compromise your hygiene to spend some much-needed quality time with nature.
In fact, you should be more attentive to your oral hygiene since your mouth is more at risk of becoming acidic when you’re out backpacking or camping due to dehydration and limited nutrition. If you’re spending more than a few days camping, then all that acid exposure can lead to demineralization of your enamel and an overgrowth of harmful bacteria, which leads to bad breath, cavities, and other undesirable oral problems. That’s where alkaline mouthwash tablets can help you.
What are alkaline mouthwash tablets?
Alka-White’s alkaline mouthwash tablets are designed to freshen your breath, clean your teeth, and balance your mouth’s pH levels. They are made of coconut oil, baking soda, natural essential oils, and spices that work together to clean your teeth and re-mineralize your tooth enamel. The mouthwash tablets can be dissolved in water or chewed for more convenience. This means that when you’re out on the trails, you don’t have to stop to tend to your oral hygiene, you can chew a tablet on the go and feel comfortable knowing your teeth are being taken care of.
How do alkaline mouthwash tablets work?
The primary ingredients in Alka-White’s alkaline mouthwash tablets all contribute directly to your oral care. Coconut oil and baking soda rub off residue that has clung to your teeth throughout the day, ensuring it doesn’t begin to rot in your mouth. They also are both responsible for killing harmful bacteria that leads to serious conditions like bad breath, cavities, and gum disease while simultaneously whitening your smile.
Furthermore, some mouthwash tablets are infused with turmeric, which has been used in oral care by Indian cultures for centuries. Studies have shown turmeric can not only kill detrimental oral bacteria, but it can also fight oral cancer cells.
Alkaline mouthwash tablets get their name due to the alkaline properties of their ingredients. Alkaline substances fight against acidity in your mouth, which helps to balance out your mouth’s pH levels. This is especially important since most oral issues, from cavities to bad breath to gum disease, start with acid buildup.
Any other tips for keeping up with my oral hygiene while backpacking/camping?
Although alkaline mouthwash tablets are super convenient and address most of your oral care concerns, you can never be too careful when it comes to your oral hygiene. Here are a few extra tips:
- Drink lots of water. Water is neutral on the pH scale, so it helps alkalize your mouth. Furthermore, preventing dehydration prevents your saliva from becoming acidic.
- Try xylitol mints/gum. Like coconut oil and baking soda, xylitol helps balance out your mouth’s pH levels while killing cavity-causing bacteria.
- Brush your teeth. It’s still important for you to brush your teeth even with alkaline tablets since brushing works better to clean off hard residue. Make sure to pack an extra just in case!