Best Travel Electric Toothbrush – Portable and Affordable
By Mary Charie / 29/07/2018

BEST TRAVEL ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH - portable and affordable

When you travel, it is inevitable that at some point you will neglect your health. At home, we can easily call our GP or favourite dentist and set up an appointment. But when you are on the road, the fact that you are in an unfamiliar place, no friends to ask for recommendation, and no idea how to speak the language, getting a hold of a GP or dentist is another challenge to face.

To lessen your worries, there are a few things we can do to make sure we still look after our health in our own different ways like investing on the best travel electric toothbrush. Now, how easy is it to transport an electric toothbrush, can you even bring it on a carry-on bag? How about the brush heads? Are they easy to find? If I break mine, would it be the end of my electric toothbrush? What if I disturb my roommates in the dorm for having such loud travel toothbrush? Also, what is the best electric toothbrush that is portable enough for my travels? - All these are questions you may be thinking.

Hang on, that's a lot of worries and questions, but don't worry, we will answer them accordingly while we will also tell you what's the most suitable electric toothbrush for you.

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Should You Travel With An Electric Toothbrush?

Personally, I say yes. Electric toothbrushes are so much better, they are efficient, cost effective in a long run, and simply amazing. Even without a visit for a while with your dentist, you know that you somehow preventing small dental problems while travelling. Because when you are on the road, believe me, you will be eating loads of different dishes, drinking sweet and acidic liquid, while the chance in cleaning your teeth afterwards will have to wait because you are having so much fun to say "I'm going home, I need to brush my teeth." to your newfound friends.

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Below is my comparison table so you can find an answer faster. Below, you will find how we compare each electric toothbrush.




1.98 oz
56 g

12 oz
320 g

13 oz
368 g

20 oz
570 g

20 oz
570 g


0.75 x 0.75 x 6.25 in

3.3 x 4.4 x 8.8 inches

 0.8 x 0.8 x 8 inches

7.7 x 3.9 x 10 inches

3.7 x 6.7 x 9.3 inches


comes with 2 extra heads, fit well in cosmetic bag, lightweight

affordable, powerful, 2D cleaning, with 2 extra heads, does not overcharge

plaque control, very powerful, battery life up to 1 hour

Bluetooth connectivity, stops when you brush too hard, comes with travel case

whitening, 6 brushing options, comes with travel case, plaque control


less powerful than Sonicare


on the pricey side, can be too powerful 


on the pricey side, heavier








Most Lightweight

Most Affordable

Efficient  For Plaque Removal

Bluetooth & Most Features

With 2 Brushing Modes, 3 Intensities



Learning About the Best Travel Electric Toothbrush on the List

Let's take a closer look on our electric toothbrushes below to have a better understanding which suits you best. I will discuss it's best feature, it's possible cons, why you should choose this specific toothbrush.

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Why is this one of the best travel electric toothbrushes?

VIOLife's Slim Sonic Toothbrush is well rated on Amazon, it is mostly loved because it is easy to pack and very lightweight (only 56 g or less than 2 oz). With 22,000 brush strokes per minute, Slim Sonic Toothbrush by Violife is doing it's job. It also comes with different designs which are very stylish.

You should buy this if:

  • you have limited space and weight to carry in your luggage
  • you prefer to buy AAA batteries than have  rechargeable one
  • you don't mind a less powerful electric toothbrush

Why is this one of the best travel electric toothbrushes?

Oral-B's Pro Vitality Cross Action do a better job than a manual toothbrush, it removes more plaque, programmed with 2D cleaning action. It is also rechargeable and has a 2-minute timer. You can let it sit on it's charging stand without overcharging its battery or charge it once a week, which is very helpful for when you are travelling. I personally use this one which I find suitable for my travels, it is lightweight as well.

You should buy this if:

  • You want a toothbrush that does better job than a manual toothbrush
  • Your teeth are prone into getting too much plaque easily
  • You hate carrying and buying batteries at all times and prefer a rechargeable one

Why is this one of the best travel electric toothbrushes?

If you have a serious plaque problem that needs a serious everyday maintenance especially during your travels, Philips' Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control is definitely the one for you. With 31,000 brush strokes per minute, it can surely removes plaque and can clean your teeth up to the gum line efficiently. Although it is on the pricey side, it can surely save you from any serious trouble in the future.

You should buy this if:

  • You have a serious plaque issues that needs good daily maintenance
  • You can spare a good amount of money for the toothbrush and its heads
  • You enjoy the feeling of "just been to the dentist"
  • You prefer powerful electric toothbrush

Why is it one of the best travel electric toothbrushes?

If you are looking for more features with your electric toothbrush, you might want to go for Oral-B Pro 5000 CrossAction. Apart from the daily cleaning, it offers gum care, whitening, great for sensitive teeth, and is programmed with 3D cleaning and Bluetooth SmartGuide as well. For all its features plus 3 different heads, the price is reasonable. It is comes with travel case as well to keep your toothbrush and its head in perfect shape.

You should buy this if:

  • You have sensitive teeth
  • You prefer multiple features
  • Bluetooth SmartGuide program
  • Comes with its own travel case

Why is this one of the best travel electric toothbrushes?

If you want to keep your teeth white or improve it while travelling, Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+. This electric toothbrush focuses on whitening your teeth, taking care of the daily cleaning, gum, and removes 7x more plaque. It also comes with 2 settings (basic and whitening), 3 intensities, and a travel case for protection while it's in your luggage.

You should buy this if:

  • You want to improve or keep your teeth white during your travels with less visit to the dentist
  • You want different intensities and brush options
  • You are willing to invest to a good toothbrush for a temporary replacement of dental visit

Extra Tips

  • Make sure to always order or buy extra heads as it is proven that once you leave your home country, there is a challenge in finding them.
  • Read the fine print/instructions carefully. In case of dysfunction, there is a chance to return it back unless you have caused the issue.
  • Always consult your dentist for a more professional help before buying especially if you have specific dental issue or have sensitive teeth. This also avoids buying the wrong one and wasting your money.
  •  Buy a travel case if yours doesn't come with it. This keeps your toothbrush from turning on while in your backpack or luggage, This also make sure that your toothbrush is not being crushed.
  • If you are worried about the noise it makes while you stay in hostels, make sure to use the shared bathroom instead of the attached one in your dorm room to avoid causing trouble.

VERDICT: What is the best electric toothbrush for travelling?

If your budget permits, I really recommend Sonicare HealthyWhite+ (HX89111). Although it's on the heavy side and pricey, it offers features that will surely look after your teeth.  However, if the weight bothers you, Oral B Pro Vitality Plus (Cross Action) is great too which is also what I have since I only travel with a carry-on. It's super affordable and very portable, battery last for 30-minutes, it doesn't over charge, and it has a 2-minute timer. You can also buy a case for it separately.

I hope you find this article about the best travel electric toothbrush useful. If you have any questions or have tried other electric toothbrush on your travels, we'd love to hear about your experience and verdict so we can help other travellers out there.


About the author

Mary Charie

She's the person behind this blog. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels on her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

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