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Old Jan 7, 20, 2:33 pm
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Travel Toothbrush

I've been working on a product call the Switchbrush for the past year and a half. It is a travel toothbrush that self-disinfects in between each brush. I can't wait to use it for my backpacking & other travel trips.

What are your current travel toothbrush uses and frustrations?
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Old Jan 8, 20, 7:05 am
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I guess the usual toothbrush from the Amenity kit which is given during the flight.. what product exactly you are gonna use?
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Old Jan 8, 20, 1:55 pm
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While I normally use a Sonicare at home when traveling I just take a standard one. Takes up less room in my bag and I don't have to worry about how to charge it while overseas.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 2:33 pm
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I just use a regular toothbrush with a plastic cover for the head. I try to dry it as much as possible before putting it away. I'm less concerned with bacteria as I am with mold. Shoving a wet toothbrush into my toiletry kit is less than ideal.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 3:11 pm
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I use whatever I get from my dentist for free.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 8:44 am
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I honestly think a 'travel toothbrush' is a solution looking for a problem. I use an electric toothbrush at home but with Quip, that electric brush is no bigger than a regular toothbrush.

And how big/bulky/heavy is a regular toothbrush? Answer - it's not. A toothbrush is small, fits into the corners of your bag, weighs nothing, and is cheap enough to be disposable if you lose it. Why do we need a 'travel version?'
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Old Jan 15, 20, 9:52 am
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I use the Oral-B 3D White + plastic cover, for travel. This is almost the same price as a regular toothbrush, works on AA battery (no charger required), and has replaceable brush heads.
Though I am eyeing the Quip (if I can find a coupon code somewhere).
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Old Jan 19, 20, 1:58 am
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I just use the toothbrushes given to me on my travels. If I'm flying in a premium cabin, one comes in the amenity kit. Pretty much every airport lounge will have toothbrushes along with the shower equipment. Nearly every hotel/hostel/airbnb in Asia will include toothbrushes along with other toiletries, and most hotels in the West will have them on request.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:53 am
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Originally Posted by notSoFreqFlyr20 View Post
I use the Oral-B 3D White + plastic cover, for travel. This is almost the same price as a regular toothbrush, works on AA battery (no charger required), and has replaceable brush heads.
Though I am eyeing the Quip (if I can find a coupon code somewhere).
Same here. I use an Oral-B rechargeable at home and want the same level of tooth and gum care while traveling. It is carried in an aftermarket case that doesn't add appreciable bulk.
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Old Jan 31, 20, 11:08 am
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Originally Posted by Badenoch View Post
Same here. I use an Oral-B rechargeable at home and want the same level of tooth and gum care while traveling. It is carried in an aftermarket case that doesn't add appreciable bulk.
+1 on this. Recently got the Oral-B Smart Expert and I like it, so I will also take it with me while traveling. Before I got this brush, I would just use a manual brush while traveling and a cheap electrical at home. Which aftermarket case are you using? I might need one more case as mine came with 2 brushes but only 1 case...
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Old Jan 31, 20, 6:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Splendiz View Post
+1 on this. Recently got the Oral-B Smart Expert and I like it, so I will also take it with me while traveling. Before I got this brush, I would just use a manual brush while traveling and a cheap electrical at home. Which aftermarket case are you using? I might need one more case as mine came with 2 brushes but only 1 case...
The case I'm using can be found here:

https://madebyradius.com/products/st...ant=1542176260
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Old Feb 1, 20, 12:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Badenoch View Post
The case I'm using can be found here:

https://madebyradius.com/products/st...ant=1542176260
Thx. Will get it when I'm in the US the next time.
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