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substitute for regular toothpase to avoid jel/cream/liquid ban

substitute for regular toothpase to avoid jel/cream/liquid ban

Old Aug 20, 06, 4:55 pm
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substitute for regular toothpase to avoid jel/cream/liquid ban

Toothpaste is the only jel/cream/liquid that I need to find a substitute for to avoid checking a bag under current restrictions.
(assuming that stick deodorant and chapstick are ok).

Baking soda seems a little draconian.
Have heard of tooth powder but never searched for it in the store...suggestions? experiences?
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Old Aug 20, 06, 5:06 pm
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Pre-pasted disposal toothbrushes

I am using pre-pasted disposal toothbrushes. They cost around $.09 each. You can buy them at www.plaksmacker.com
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Old Aug 20, 06, 5:14 pm
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Tooth powder is the answer- there are several threads on this; do a search and you'll get lots of information.
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Old Aug 20, 06, 6:07 pm
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Originally Posted by CVO 1K 2 Million
... assuming that stick deodorant and chapstick are ok ...
Err. Are "stick" deodorant and chapstick ok?? I was under the impression that they are considered "pastes."

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Old Aug 20, 06, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by abmj-jr
Err. Are "stick" deodorant and chapstick ok?? I was under the impression that they are considered "pastes."

JR

TSA.gov clearly states that only gel deodorant is banned from carryon bags at the moment.

Additionally, a tube of chapstick in you pocket is never going to be found unless you offered it up.
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Old Aug 20, 06, 6:14 pm
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Baking soda--it was used for years. It will clean your teeth well. Use floss too. They'll look like this Buy a cheap mouthwash with fluoride when you land--it the hotel doesn't provide it gratis.
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Old Aug 20, 06, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by MKEbound
TSA.gov clearly states that only gel deodorant is banned from carryon bags at the moment.

Additionally, a tube of chapstick in you pocket is never going to be found unless you offered it up.
In my own brain deodorant can be:
* gel (semi-opaque, clearish coloring, slimy)
* stick (white, somewhat harder than gel, opaque)
* aerosol (self-explanatory)

The TSA site says
"Deodorants made of gel or aerosol"
are banned from carry-on

I have not been stopped with stick yet but have not had a bag search either.
Has anyone else been prevented from carrying on (my version of) stick deodorant?
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Old Aug 20, 06, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Athena53
Tooth powder is the answer- there are several threads on this; do a search and you'll get lots of information.
I did search on "tooth powder" (in this forum) and only 3 threads appeared...this one, another one where the only tooth powder suggestion was your post (cinammon sounds like a strong flavor for brushing with), and one about getting toothpaste from the hotel which was only peripherally helpful
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Old Aug 20, 06, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan
Baking soda--it was used for years. It will clean your teeth well. Use floss too. They'll look like this Buy a cheap mouthwash with fluoride when you land--it the hotel doesn't provide it gratis.
Here's another vote for baking soda, it works great and it has almost no flavor whatsoever. The only problem is that you might have some questions to answer when you pass through security...

http://www.courttv.com/news/2005/1229/drugbust_ap.html

If you want to bring it in a carryon, be sure and leave it in the original box. A ziplock baggie would probably be a bad idea.
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Old Aug 20, 06, 9:40 pm
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Stay out of FRA

Originally Posted by MKEbound
Additionally, a tube of chapstick in you pocket is never going to be found unless you offered it up.
Wrong, if you ever go to FRA. The gate screener at the NW gate found mine during the hand wanding. Identified it, too. Only thing I had in any of my pockets.
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Old Aug 20, 06, 9:48 pm
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Chapstick is allowed again, as I understand it. But when it wasn't, I had 3 tubes hidden in the carry on and exactly zero were found. I wouldn't worry too much. YMMV, of course.
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Old Aug 21, 06, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by CVO 1K 2 Million
I did search on "tooth powder" (in this forum) and only 3 threads appeared...this one, another one where the only tooth powder suggestion was your post (cinammon sounds like a strong flavor for brushing with), and one about getting toothpaste from the hotel which was only peripherally helpful
Do a search in all Forums. Sorry I can't post links, but need to leave for MCI- with my tooth powder!
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Old Aug 22, 06, 1:43 pm
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There's a product over here that you can get in most supermarkets & Drug Stores called 'Brush Away'.
It's a mint flavoured cloth/paper that fits over your finger & you rub it over your teeth.
It rubs away a lot of the plaque & seems to make your mouth feel a lot fresher.
Not as good as using a toothbrush & paste but at least you can fit a couple in your wallet or carry on.
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Old Aug 22, 06, 3:50 pm
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EcoDent cinnamon tooth powder is ok

I purchased my EcoDent cinnamon tooth powder and tried it today. It worked just fine. I don't like it as well as toothpaste, but it is an acceptable workaround. Lots of places carry it online. I bought mine locally at Henry's Grocery Store, which carries lots of organic foods.
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Old Aug 22, 06, 4:00 pm
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My personal answer to the ban:

http://www.tomsofmaine.com/toms/prod...%5Fid=LTP%2DAC

It contains all three forbidden words: "liquid", "gel", and "toothpaste"
yet, it is so small you can always forget it in your pocket, carry-on, etc.
WTH, buy two and surrender one. "I'm sorry officer, I just remembered I left this in my beauty case. Here you have it".
The satisfaction of sabotaging this senseless ban: priceless
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