I recently found myself asking this very question as I was packing for my vacation. I had all of the essentials in my suitcase--toothpaste, toothbrush, floss--but which type of toothbrush should I bring?
My electric toothbrush or my manual one? After doing some research, I discovered that there are a few things you should consider before packing your toothbrush on your next trip.
Electric vs. Manual
The first thing you need to think about is whether or not you'll have access to electricity while you're traveling. If you're staying in a hotel, this shouldn't be an issue. However, if you're camping or backpacking, you might not have access to an outlet. In this case, it's best to stick with a manual toothbrush.
Another thing to consider is the weight and size of your toothbrush. An electric toothbrush is going to be larger and heavier than a manual one. This might not seem like a big deal if you're just packing a small carry-on bag, but if you're trying to save space in your suitcase, a manual toothbrush might be the way to go.
Finally, think about the price of replacement heads for your electric toothbrush. If you're going to be gone for more than a couple of weeks, it might be cheaper and easier to just buy a new manual toothbrush when you return home rather than bringing along replacement heads for your electric toothbrush.
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So, can you travel with an electric toothbrush? The answer is yes--but there are a few things you need to take into consideration first.
Think about whether or not you'll have access to electricity while you're traveling, the size and weight of your toothbrush, and the price of replacement heads before making your decision.
And remember, even if you do opt for an electric toothbrush, don't forget to pack batteries or have access to an outlet to charge.
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