If you’re like me and have ever attended a festival, you’ll likely be hooked from the get go and addicted to the culture at these things. The people and vibes and atmosphere are so laid back, accepting, and kind that you can’t help but set aside money for next year’s ticket right after the festival ends. It’s just that perfect of a time.
Some people go for the festivities. Some go for the weather and atmosphere. Some go for the drinking and drugs. And some go because of their friends. Me, though, I go for the entirety of it all. I go for the experience itself and just being among some of the most open-minded people I’ve ever met.
But when it comes to packing some of the important things, a lot of festival goers drop the ball on some of the most basic amenities. Some of those things are dental hygiene related. So, to make it easier on you (the potential festival attendee), I’ve compiled the most important things to bring for keeping your breath fresh and your teeth sparkling.
An entire tube is way too much for a weekend camping at a festival, and honestly, it’s too big. Not that you wouldn’t have the room for it, but what’s the point? Just get a small one to go and you’ll have plenty.
These are a godsend because of how travel friendly they are. You likely won’t have a mirror handy to look in for using traditional floss, so having these available are wonderful while camping. You never know when you’ll have a piece of food stuck in your teeth, too, so you can even pack them in your fanny pack or camelback on the move.
When you don’t have the time to brush right before going into the festival for the day (especially if you slept in to recover from your hangover from the night before . . .), mouthwash is a quick and easy way to “freshen up” when you’re crunched for time. Just like the toothpaste, opt for a travel sized mouthwash to save room and make it easier for you to carry around. (And who knows, maybe people will want to use some in the festival grounds, too!)
Water, water, water.
This is an extremely important thing to have in general when going to large festivals just to stay hydrated in the blazing sun. But having it for brushing your teeth is much more needed than you would imagine. Have you ever brushed your teeth with just a toothbrush and toothpaste? I haven’t either. Water is always a key component to getting a nice mouthful of suds. And it’s also useful for swishing around your mouth afterwards in order to clear your mouth of any leftover paste.