The Travelers Guide: Go-to Toothbrushes

Some people think that electric toothbrushes are for lazy people, but for those of us who have converted, we know there’s no way to get that same clean feeling from a manual toothbrush. So what are you supposed to do when you travel?


Electric toothbrushes are beneficial for your oral health for many reasons, including that they get your teeth cleaner, prevent users from brushing too hard, are easier to use for people with dexterity issues and have built in timers that motivate users to brush for the necessary two minutes. Electric toothbrushes are getting lighter and better battery life, but that still doesn’t mean you want to lug your charging stand on your trip. We’ve come up with a list of electric toothbrushes that will suit the needs of any traveler.


Things you might want to consider when picking out an electric toothbrush for your trip, how much space do you have, how much weight are you willing to carry, what’s the battery life and will the toothbrush need a converter if you’re traveling abroad.

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If you’re looking for something cheap:

Oral-B 3d White Power Toothbrush

This toothbrush will only set you back $5 and is worth the risk if you want to try out a new toothbrush for travel. Reviewers loved that this battery powered toothbrushes battery lasted between 6 and 7 months of periodic use and travel. This brush is also lightweight, just 2 ounces, keeping your bag easy to transport.


If you’re looking for something to keep in your purse:

Violife Slim Sonic Toothbrush

This cutely decorated and feminine toothbrush is the perfect brush for a weekend trip or a surprise layover at the airport. This electric toothbrush delivers twenty-two thousand movements per minute and is slim enough to always keep in your purse. By using only a AAA battery, this brush will get your teeth clean enough for short trips.


If you’re looking for something for extended travel:

Philips Sonicare HX3631/06 Powerup Battery Toothbrush

This slim, 4 ounce electric toothbrush is inexpensive and has the brand recognition of Philips Sonicare. One of the benefits with this brush is that you don’t need to travel with a charger. When the batteries die, just go out and buy two more AA batteries and put them in. This is a great brush for a long, light-weight trip.


If you’re looking for the best:

Philips sonicare DiamondClean

Considered to be the best of the best of electric toothbrushes, this electric toothbrush is certain to get your teeth clean, whether its for everyday use at home, for a weekend getaway or a two month backpacking trip. Users say the USB charging system and five-option brush settings are worth the $189 price point.


If you’re looking for a nice rechargeable:

Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush

This toothbrush is not only great for travel, but for those who brush too hard. The toothbrush has a pressure sensor and stops pulsating if you’re pressing on your teeth too hard. With a price point of just $31.99, this is a great brush for someone wanting to invest a little bit. A charge on this toothbrush lasts for 7 days, brushing twice a day which should be long enough for most vacations and business trips.


If you’re looking for a rechargeable with great battery life:

Phillips Sonicare 2 Series

This electric toothbrush is known for being a little quieter than the Oral-B Deep Sweep and claims to have a longer battery life. This rechargeable brush can last up to 14 days, giving you plenty of time to travel without hauling around a charger. Though this brush is more expensive, it does not come with a quadrant timer, just a 2 minute timer to remind you how long you need to brush your teeth.


We hope you enjoyed this post and keep using your electric toothbrushes to keep your teeth and gums as clean as they can be. Comment and let us know if you have a favorite travel toothbrush that isn’t listed here!

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