TRAVEL WITH ME –TRAVELING WITH A ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH
Laptop, mobile phone, power bank: numerous electronic devices accompany us in our everyday lives. For many of us, the electric toothbrush is also part of our daily routine. But are we allowed to have them in our hand luggage on the plane? Here is the answer and many more useful tips for better dental health when travelling!
Can an electric toothbrush be carried on the plane?
This question has probably been asked by some people who also attach importance to thorough tooth cleaning when travelling. "Does my electric toothbrush have to go in my suitcase or can I take it with me on board in my hand luggage?" If you removed the clip-on head, the toothbrush might be seen as a weapon due to its metal pin and there might also be problems with the battery - but here's the all-clear: Your electric toothbrush can fly in your hand luggage without any problems! The battery power of most electric toothbrushes is not too strong and the metal rod under the brush head is not considered dangerous. So you never have to miss out on noticeably clean teeth when you're out and about. But be careful: Even if toothpaste has a pasty consistency - thetube for hand luggage must not usually have more than the usual 100ml for liquids!
Storing electric toothbrushes correctly:
To ensure that your electric toothbrush is well protected when travelling, we recommend a TravelCase. A case or box also makes sense for hygienic reasons. If you don't have such a thing at hand, at least make sure that your brushhead is hygienically protected. For electric toothbrushes with a short battery life, a case with a charging facility is also very practical. So that you don't have to be afraid that it suddenly starts vibrating in your pocket, our happybrush toothbrushes are equipped with a practical Travel-Lock. Press and hold the power button for five seconds and the toothbrush is locked. So you can also be sure that your toothbrush in your case won't accidentally activate and run out of battery when you want to brush your teeth after your trip.
Topic battery - It all depends on the inner values!
Here are a few words on the question of battery life, because battery life is particularly relevant when we travel a lot or for a long time. With normal use, i.e. two times two minutes of brushing per day by one person, most models need to be recharged after one to two weeks. So if you want to be able to travel longer or more independently, choose an electric toothbrush with a longer battery life, such as our VIBE 3 with lithium-ion battery for up to six weeks of adventure!
No toothbrush at hand? This is how you care for your teeth while travelling:
- Avoid sweet and sticky foods for in between. Fresh fruit or unsweetened muesli bars are ideal.
- It is best to drink water or unsweetened tea!
- Chewing gum! If food and water are scarce on a journey, (sugar-free) chewing gum is just the thing. The mouth does not dry out and the stimulated saliva production rinses out excess bacteria.
- Choose the right snacks: nuts instead of chocolate or pretzels. Nuts protect tooth enamel by neutralising acids from plaque and supply the oral cavity with healthy minerals such as phosphorus. Pretz'n seem healthy, but they stay stuck between your teeth longer and contain fermentable carbohydrates that help bacteria grow in your mouth. Keyword: bad breath…
- Usedental floss orinterdental brushes. These can be easily carried everywhere in your handbag or bagpack.
One last important tip:
If you are travelling for a longer period of time, you should definitely make an appointment with your dentist before you start! The last thing you want to have in a faraway country or even in the wilderness are dental problems without access to dental treatment. Of course, you can never rule out a problem, but you can reduce the risk if you prepare well, especially before long trips. "Better safe than sorry!“