Travel Gear Review: Toothettes
How do you brush your teeth on long flights?
Anyone who’s ever been on a flight more than 12 hours long will know that it’s an experience like no other. You pack differently, and you pack different things. If you’re avoiding checked luggage, your carry-on bags will be a work of art, with every nook and cranny cleverly designed. And yet when you’re in transit for 12, 24, 36 hours, you need to access certain supplies to add your comfort and well-being.
One nifty little product I like to tuck in the side of my purse is Toothettes.
They are a disposable kind of toothbrush with a dry, spongy head instead of bristles that has a mint cleanser activated by your saliva. It’s great to have a few on a flight so you keep your toothbrush clean and you won’t need to access your toothpaste which will likely be burried deep within your 3-1-1 kit. If you are really dedicated to oral care and/or avoiding liquids, you can buy or make some toothpowder as well!
If you are travelling to a developing country, they can come in handy in case you don’t have access to clean water for brushing your teeth. (And once you are home, the extras are equally handy inside a gym bag, work desk drawer, and car dash.)
Sometimes, it’s the simple, little things that make a trip go more smoothly. I want to enjoy every minute of the trip I paid so much for- even the flight – and I’m always on the lookout for products that make that experience more pleasurable.
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