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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

Those are some of the problems I have encountered and solutions which have worked for me. P: Water is scarce. S: Brush, spit (profusely), rinse, spit, rinse, spit. This amounts to only 2 small gulps ...
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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

My go-to solution for backpacking teeth brushing is to use baking soda. It is: odor-free, so you don’t have to worry about treating it as a smellable extremely light, as it is a powder does actually ...
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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

I'd take a toothbrush (cut the handle down for easier packing if space is tight) and a small tube of toothpaste, to be used sparingly, about half as much as at home. You can also brush your teeth ...
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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

In desert areas spitting toothpaste is frowned upon and water may be scarce. I've used this method. brush using minimal toothpaste or other substance floss swallow Pack out the used floss.
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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

I always take a toothbrush backpacking and brush twice a day. If space and weight are absolutely critical you can cut a length off the handle and have a half-length but useable toothbrush. I once ...
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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

Baking soda is definitely a good option, and you don't need a large quantity. When I go backpacking I tend to remove the toothbrush head from the electric toothbrush that I use at home - an easy and ...
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How can I clean teeth in the backcountry?

Floss. If it makes you feel better, also use a small toothbrush or one of those tiny brushes (praxi brushes?) that easily get into the spaces between teeth. You can forget about toothpaste. Your ...
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