Last Updated on August 22, 2023 by Jade
So, you are off on a vacation or a business trip and are looking at your options for packing. Then you remember that you need some travel size denture adhesive. There are a few good choices out there in the marketplace, but do you know what you can and cannot pack for your flight?
In this article, we will review the rules in place for carry-on and checked-in baggage, and take a closer look at four of the best travel-size denture adhesive options available.
What You Can And Cannot Pack
According to the TSA website concerning the rule for liquids in airline baggage, you are allowed one quart-sized bag of aerosols, creams, gels, liquids, and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the airport checkpoint. The items in your quart-sized bag must be no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) each. All these items must be in a single bag and separate from your carry-on baggage to speed the screening process before boarding.
Items that are in containers that are larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) can be packed into your checked baggage. If you have an aerosol, cream, gel, liquid, or paste container that sets off an alarm during the screening process it will require additional screening. There are exceptions to these guidelines, which includes medications and infant/child nourishments.
As for inbound international flights, you can have duty-free liquids that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) in your carry-on bag provided they are kept in secure, tamper-proof bags. This is only if the liquids meet the following requirements:
- That the duty-free liquids were purchased abroad, and your destination is the US with a connecting flight,
- The liquids are secured in tamper-proof transparent bags that the retailer provided and have not been tampered with,
- That you purchased the items within the last 48 hours and have an original sales receipt.
All items in the secure, tamper-proof bag require screening and clearing before you can board. Items that set off an alarm or cannot be screened will not be allowed in your carry-on baggage. Your best bet is to pack all of these items in your checked baggage to avoid delays.
As rules sometimes change, it is best to check the TSA website or your airline for the most up-to-date information.
The Four Best Travel Size Denture Adhesive Products
Here is a short review of the four best travel size denture adhesive products currently available in the marketplace.
Fixodent Complete Original Denture Adhesive
This travel-size Fixodent product is 70.97 milliliters of cream that is available in a multicolor. It offers a strong, all-day hold with a seal so powerful that it prevents food particles from getting under your dentures and irritating your gums.
This product works well with both full and partial dentures and is also the #1 Dentist recommended denture adhesive brand. It is a great travel-size denture adhesive option.
Super Poligrip Strength Adhesive
The powder in this 1.6 fluid ounce bottle would fit well in your denture travel case. Because it is in powder form, it is a good alternative for individuals who prefer something other than a cream or gel.
The zinc-free formula provides an all-day hold and comes with Poligrip’s original fresh flavor. This product is easy to use as you just have to sprinkle your dentures lightly and press your dentures firmly in place.
Fixodent Ultra Denture Adhesive
Here is a cream product that comes in a 2.2 fluid ounce size which makes traveling with dentures much easier. Featuring a strong, all-day seal, this Fixodent travel size denture cream will keep dentures in place and the seal will block food particles from getting underneath them and causing gum soreness or tenderness.
The hold is strong enough that you will only need to use this cream once per day.
Super Poligrip Original Formula
This 2.4 fluid ounce denture cream contains a zinc-free formula that provides a solid 12-hour hold. This product is stated to seal out up to 74-percent more food particles, compared to wearing dentures without adhesive.
Super Poligrip has no artificial colors or flavors and will be gentle on your gums as it blocks food particles from getting between them and your gums. This travel-size Poligrip product is also HSA and FSA eligible.
Traveling with dentures may sound a bit complicated, but when you have access to travel-size denture adhesive, things get a lot easier. So be sure to pay attention to the liquid rule of your airline to ensure you are packing these products correctly.
With travel size denture adhesives, it means there is one less thing to worry about, so you should be able to enjoy any kind of trip whether it is for work or play.