It is important to not forget your denture adhesive when you travel, but can you take denture adhesive on a plane? and are there restrictions?
The answer is yes. Liquid denture adhesives are permitted on aircraft without quantity limits as they are considered medically necessary items, you will need to remove your denture adhesive at the security checkpoint for additional screening.
Powdered denture adhesive is also allowed on planes, but removes any quantity more than 12 oz / 340 grams at the security checkpoint for additional screening.
Keep reading to know more about traveling with all types of denture adhesives and how to pack them for your next flight.
Let’s dive right in.
- Denture adhesive comes in many different types .
- Liquid denture adhesive is considered a medical necessary item by the TSA so it doesn’t fall under the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule, but you have to take out the adhesive dentures when clearing the security for additional screening.
- Powder denture adhesive is allowed on planes in carry-on and checked baggage, you will need to remove larger container more than 12 oz / 340 grams from your bag.
- All types of denture adhesive can be packed in checked baggage
Denture Adhesive TSA Rules
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has strict rules regarding what you can and cannot bring on a plane, this includes liquids, gels, and aerosols.
They didn’t specifically mention denture adhesives on their website.
But I found this answer on X.
James wanted to bring denture cleaning tablets and adhesives in his carry-on bag.
Denture adhesive and tablets are allowed in carry-on bags with no quantity limits, as they are classified as medically necessary items.
But he will need to remove any medically necessary items from his bag and place them in a separate bin for additional X-ray screening.
Remember that even the TSA does not set limits to the amount of medical necessary items you should only bring a reasonable quantity for personal use.
You can always pack extra amounts in checked baggage.
The good thing is that most liquid denture adhesive tubes come in travel size ( 2.4 oz and less ) like Fixodent tubes or this Super Poli-Grip Adhesive Cream, so even if the TSA applies the 3-1-1 liquid rule to these items you don’t have to worry about the size limit.
If you want to whiten your teeth and bring your denture cleaner along, it must follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule in carry-on bags.
Only containers that are 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less are allowed inside a quart sized bag.
Larger-sized containers must be packed in checked bags.
Here is an answer from the AskTSA customer service to Andrew.
Bringing Powdered Denture Adhesive On a Plane
Powdered denture adhesive is allowed also on planes without quantity limits.
But if the container is larger than 12 oz / 340 grams, you will need to remove it from your carry-on bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening.
The TSA advises to pack any powders larger than 12 oz in checked bags.
Bringing Denture Adhesive On International Flights
Regardless if you’re flying domestically or internationally, the same rules apply.
If you pack liquid denture adhesive in your carry-on, you can bring as many as you need, but they will be subject to additional screening.
Denture adhesive does not also need to be placed in a clear, resealable bag if you pack it in your carry-on.
How to travel with denture adhesive?
● Use Travel-Sized Containers
Even though the TSA does not apply the 3-1-1 rule on denture adhesive, it is better if your denture adhesive is in a travel-sized container.
You can find these containers at most drugstores or online retailers like Amazon. Make sure that the container is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) to avoid any surprises at the airport.
● Pack Your Denture Adhesive in Your Carry-On Bag
If you are traveling with a small quantity, it is a good practice to pack your denture adhesive in your carry-on bag instead of your checked luggage.
This way, you can easily have access to it during your flight.
● Keep Your Denture Adhesive in a Clear Plastic Bag
To make it easier for TSA agents to inspect your denture adhesive, keep it in a clear plastic bag. This will also help prevent any spills or leaks from getting on your other belongings.
● Bring Extra Denture Adhesive
Bring extra denture adhesive with you when you travel. This way, if your dentures become loose during your flight, you’ll have some extra adhesive on hand.
Bringing Other Denture Care Products
- You can pack a toothbrush in both your carry-on and checked baggage, but electric toothbrushes with lithium-ion batteries are preferable if you pack them in carry-on baggage.
- You can bring dental floss, toothpicks, and any small dental instruments that are under 7 inches in length on a plane in both your carry-on and checked baggage.
Traveling with denture adhesive is possible and it doesn’t not need to follow the TSA 3-1-1 liquid rule, however; powder and liquid denture adhesive will be subject to additional screening at the security checkpoint.
Make sure that your denture adhesive is easy to access. And don’t forget to bring extra denture adhesive just in case.
Hope this helps