The 10 Best Travel Size Toothpastes
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in March of 2018. We've all been there: you take great pains to cram your belongings into a carry-on bag, only to be stopped at airport security because you violated the three-ounce rule for liquids. One of these travel size toothpastes will let you pass through the TSA and still have a bright smile when you arrive at the next day's business meeting. We've included whitening and natural options. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
May 28, 2020:
According to the TSA's 3-1-1 rule, travelers can carry liquids or gels in tubes of up to 3.4 ounces, so we've looked for travel toothpastes that are at or under this threshold. This size ensures they fit into your toiletry organizer, too. We selected both standard choices that contain fluoride and natural options that do not; keep in mind that fluoride-free options may not work as well to prevent tooth decay over the long term. Many natural choices, however, do not contain ingredients that users may be allergic to, such as flavorings, making them a go-to for some.
As for top choices, Sensodyne Repair & Protect, for those who have very sensitive teeth, as well as Colgate Total and Crest Pro-Health are ones to consider. These are tried-and-true choices in small quantities that are fine for your carry-on. If you are worried about keeping your teeth white, Arm & Hammer Advance White is a good choice, too, especially since the baking soda helps your mouth feel fresh. Pair these with a travel toothbrush, and you should have a clean mouth for the duration of your trip.
If you're looking for a natural choice, the popular Tom's of Maine Natural Antiplaque and Weleda Salt should both be on your radar. They may not be as sweet as you're used to, and, in fact, the latter tastes downright salty. For a flavorless alternative, there's Cleure Original. It contains xylitol, which can inhibit bacteria growth, but is dangerous to animals — so keep it safely out of reach of your pets.
Hammond Herbs Tiger Tooth Tooth Powder Trying to reduce your environmental footprint and plastic use? Then Hammond Herbs Tiger Tooth Tooth Powder is the way to go. This "cinna-mint" flavored powder comes in a cute jar, and when you're ready for more, you can grab a refill, which is packaged in a biodegradable pouch. etsy.com
Georganics Toothpaste Tablets Georganics Toothpaste Tablets take a little getting used to, since you have to chew one of these naturally-foaming tablets before you brush. Packaged in refillable glass jars, this option is completely vegan-friendly and lightly flavored with organic spearmint oil. georganics.com
Aesop Dentifrice Aesop Dentifrice will give you a fresh, clean mouth, but the cost may not put a smile on your face, as this so-called luxury toothpaste has the high price tag to match its status. Nevertheless, it boasts a distinct flavor with notes of mint and anise, and comes in a handsome tube that you won't mind leaving out on your counter. aesop.com