Taking Toothpaste on a Plane? Here’s What You Need to Know

Taking Toothpaste on a Plane? Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you on your way to enjoy a much-needed vacation? Or, are you headed to an important business opportunity in another city? 

Whatever your reason is for traveling, you’ll have to pass through airport security to make it to your destination. 

As you may already know, airport security has tight rules and regulations about the types and amounts of certain items that you can bring: Shampoo, shaving cream, and – you guessed it – toothpaste.
So, if you’re wondering how to get your favorite toothpaste on the plane, this guide aims to answer your burning questions. 

We’ve decided to split this article into two sections: carry-on luggage and checked luggage, to ensure that you can achieve your brightest smile no matter your bags.

Let’s begin!

Carry-on Luggage

The Transportation Security Administration (also known as TSA) has specific rules related to liquids on planes. 

Specifically, they adhere to the 3-1-1 rule for carry-on luggage. What is the 3-1-1 rule, you ask? 

All liquids, gels, and aerosols must be in containers of 3.4 ounces (100 mL) or less. Then, all containers must be placed in a single, clear, resealable plastic bag, and each traveler is allowed to carry one of these bags. 

Once you reach the TSA checkpoint and are asked to remove all shoes, jackets, belts, electronics, etc., take your liquids bag out of your carry-on and place it in a bin with all of your other belongings. 

If you do not remove your resealable bag, or if you don’t adhere to the guidelines, you run the risk of having your items confiscated and disposed of at the airport. You may even miss your flight if the search process takes too long!

When travelling, especially internationally, it's a good idea to check with your airline or the appropriate authorities about any unique legislation or limits that may apply to the carriage of liquids in that country or airline.

To avoid the potential consequences of packing incorrectly, take a mini toothpaste with you! 

We love Boka’s Travel Size Toothpaste, especially because it contains n-Ha (nano-hydroxyapatite), which can remineralize and fortify teeth after a tiring flight.

If you’re looking for a little something extra, Boka’s Travel Kit comes with the essentials – toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss – all compact and ready to take on the go. 

Plus, you can pick from four really cute colors (pink, navy, mint green, white) and three refreshing toothpaste flavors (ela mint, lemon lavender, coco ginger). 

Checked Luggage

If you’re planning to check your luggage, you and your toothpaste are in luck!

There are no size or quantity restrictions for toothpaste in checked luggage. If your container or toothpaste is larger than 3.4 ounces, consider adding it to your check-in luggage and purchasing a small tube to put a travel-sized amount of toothpaste into. 

Just remember, checked luggage does have a weight limit, so be sure to weigh your suitcase before checking into your flight. 

The weight limit may vary depending on seat class and airline, so visit the airline website to know what your precise checked luggage requirements are.

As you can see, traveling with your favorite toothpaste is easier than you’d think. You can even bring the full tube! 

Boka’s full size range of toothpastes are designed to complement your dental routine. 

From whitening regimes to charcoal their n-Ha formula, including a range of taste options to suit every palette, Boka has changed the dental industry to make it more contemporary, sleek, and customizable. 

Wishing you and your toothpaste a safe and restful travel journey!

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