Travel with me - travel with an electric toothbrush

Laptop, mobile phone, powerbank: numerous electronic devices accompany us in everyday life. For many of us, the electric toothbrush is also part of our daily routine. But are we allowed to have it in our hand luggage on the plane? Here is the answer and many other useful tips for better dental health on the road!



Is an electric toothbrush allowed in carry-on luggage on a plane?


This question has certainly been asked by some people who also attach importance to a thorough cleaning of their teeth when travelling. "Does my electric toothbrush have to go in my suitcase or can I take it on board with me in my carry-on luggage?" If you were to remove the attachment head, the toothbrush could possibly be seen as a weapon due to its metal pin and there could 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 either. So you never have to make do without noticeably clean teeth when travelling. But beware: even if toothpaste has a paste-like consistency, the tube must not contain more than the usual 100ml for liquids in hand luggage!



Store electric toothbrushes correctly:


Damit Deine elektrische Zahnbürste auch auf Reisen bestens geschützt ist, empfiehlt sich ein TravelCase. Auch aus hygienischen Gründen macht ein Etui oder eine Box Sinn. Solltest Du so etwas nicht zur Hand haben achte zumindest darauf, dass Dein Bürstenkopf hygienisch geschützt ist. Für elektrische Zahnbürsten mit geringer Akkulaufzeit ist darüber hinaus ein Case mit Lademöglichkeit sehr praktisch.
To ensure that your electric toothbrush is well protected while travelling, we recommend a travel case. A case or box also makes sense for hygienic reasons. If you don't have one of these at hand, at least make sure that your brush head is hygienically protected. For electric toothbrushes with a short battery life, a case with a charging option is also very practical.
So that you don't have to worry about it suddenly starting to vibrate in your bag, our happybrush toothbrushes are equipped with a practical travel lock. Hold the power button down for five seconds and the toothbrush is locked. This way you can also be sure that your toothbrush won't accidentally activate in your suitcase and run out of battery when you want to brush your teeth after your trip.



The battery - it's what's on the inside that counts!


Here are a few words on the question of battery life, because especially when we travel a lot or for a long time, battery life is particularly relevant. With normal use, i.e. brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes per person, most models need to be recharged after one to two weeks. So if you want to be on the go longer or more independently, opt for an electric toothbrush with a longer battery life, such as our Eco VIBE 3 with lithium-ion battery for up to six weeks of adventure!



No toothbrush at hand? Here's how to care for your teeth while travelling:


  • Avoid sweet and sticky foods for in-between meals. Fresh fruit or unsweetened muesli bars are ideal.
  • Drink water or unsweetened tea!
  • Chew gum! When food and water are scarce on a trip, (sugar-free) chewing gum is just the thing. The mouth doesn't dry out and the stimulated saliva production washes away excess bacteria.
  • Choose the right snacks: nuts instead of chocolate or pretzels. Nuts protect the enamel from plaque by neutralising acids and supply the oral cavity with healthy minerals such as phosphorus. Pretzels seem healthy, but they stick to your teeth longer and contain fermentable carbohydrates that promote bacterial growth in your mouth. Keyword: bad breath.
  • Use dental floss. These are always easy to take everywhere in your handbag or backpack.



One last important tip:


If you are going away for a long time, make sure you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave! The last thing you want to have in a faraway country or even in the wilderness is 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!“