7 Best Electric Toothbrushes to Travel With – Reviews and Buying Guide

35 Models Considered
55 Hours of Research
4 Experts Interviewed
218 Reviews Analyzed

Time and time again, study after study has shown that the very easiest and most effective way to clean your teeth is by using an electric toothbrush. They allow you to clean your teeth much more effectively than a standard toothbrush. Perhaps, if you are on the go all of the time, you might think that it is nearly impossible to get an electric teeth cleaner that is easy to travel with, especially if you travel internationally. But that doesn’t have to be true, and we intend to show you how to find the best travel electric toothbrush out there!

We have taken the time to pour over thousands of customers reviews for the best of the best toothbrushes available. With this information, we have compiled detailed reviews of what we consider to be the top seven electric toothbrushes on the market today. We particularly looked at such things important for travelers as an included travel case, charging possibilities, and time of working on a single charge, as well as such features significant for any toothbrush as brush heads and timer available.

Top 7 Travel Electric Toothbrushes Review 2018

To go along with these in-depth reviews, you will also find a detailed buying guide at the bottom of this article. This is the perfect place to start if you are starting your search and are looking to learn everything you need to know to find the best portable electric toothbrush for travelers. Once you have read up on the details, then feel free to peruse our reviews with pros and cons of each toothbrush. They will help guide you towards the toothbrush that will best meet your traveling needs. And the table below summarizes our choices.

Name and Features Image Rating Price
1. Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 (Best Oscillating Travel Electric Toothbrush)
The only holder of the ADA Seal of Acceptance, Oral-B made this toothbrush not only portable, but also perfect at cleaning with its 3D cleaning action, pressure sensor, and even tongue cleaning option; it’s also Bluetooth compatible and dual-voltage
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2. Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum (Best Sonic Travel Electric Toothbrush)
Due to a Deluxe travel case, multi-voltage travel charger, and travel cap, this toothbrush is so good for travelers, and a long battery life, timer, and intuitive pressure sensor make this one of the best offers on the market
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3. ENKE NOMAD Original Sonic Toothbrush (Best Option for Sensitive Gums)
The travel case includes a USB charging capability and an UV sanitizer, which makes the toothbrush excellent to travel with, and the Massage mode goes easy on sensitive gums and teeth
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4. Xiaomi Oclean Sonic Electric Toothbrush (Best Value for Money)
This toothbrush offers the longest battery life we have seen – up to 60 days on one charge! It features a timer with 6 different intervals, which is also unusual and convenient
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5. Preferred Sonic Electric Toothbrush (Budget Pick)
This affordable toothbrush comes with a wall charger and a travel case with an UV sanitizer that will keep brush heads clean; it is also dual-voltage
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6. Allegro Self-Sterilizing Sonic Electric Toothbrush (Easiest to Maintain)
The case of this toothbrush is perhaps the most advanced right now – it allows disinfecting, drying, and charging the toothbrush all at the same time; also, the toothbrush can hold up to 30 days on one charge
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7. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean (Best for Design)
Fancy-looking purple toothbrush with a convenient USB charging travel case and a charging glass cleans your teeth as good as it looks
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Features
  • 3D Cleaning Action: oscillates, rotates, and pulsates
  • Smart travel case with extra USB port included
  • Dual-voltage Smart Charger
  • Up to 12 days on a single charge
  • 2-minute timer and 30-second intervals
  • Brushing modes: Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, Pro Clean, and Tongue Cleaning
  • Multifunctional 360º SmartRing
  • Pressure sensor
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Limited 2-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 10 out of 10

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Not only is this the best oscillating toothbrush out there, it just might be the best travel electric toothbrush on the market today. First of all, the case is absolutely exquisite. It is simple, elegant, and big enough to hold all of the necessary components securely.

The actual brush is equally well designed. It comes with a variety of different brush heads, which will allow you to get the exact kind of clean you desire. The brush also offers multiple different cleaning modes.

The best part of the brush, however, has to be its three-dimensional cleaning action. Not only does the brush head oscillate just like a dentist’s brush, but it also rotates and pulsates. This allows it to get to all of those hard to reach areas in your mouth that other brushes miss. This different action also makes it more likely that when the brush reaches those problem areas, it won’t leave anything behind, no matter if it is a piece of food or built up plaque.

PROS:
  • Triple action cleaning
  • Dual voltage USB charger
  • Multiple brushing modes
  • Timer
  • Tongue cleaning option
  • Travel case with extra USB

CONS:
  • Short battery life

Features
  • Sonic technology
  • Deluxe travel case, hygienic travel cap, and multi-voltage travel charger included
  • Up to three weeks (or 42 uses) on a single charge
  • 1 AdaptiveClean brush head included
  • 2-minute Smartimer and Quadpacer beeping in 30-second intervals
  • Brushing modes: Clean, White, Deep Clean
  • Intensity settings: Low, Medium, High
  • Strokes per minute: 31,000
  • Intuitive pressure sensor
  • 2-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 10 out of 10

This is, without a doubt, the best sonic electric toothbrush out there. While it does not have a high level of strokes per minute, it more than makes up for it in other ways. First off, it has ridiculously long battery life. On just one charge, this brush will last you about three weeks, making it perfect for an extended vacation.

Secondly, the Sonicare allows you to select from several different cleaning modes depending on the clean you are going for. You can customize your brushing experience even further by selecting one of three different intensity levels as well. They also added a simple, easy to use a timer, which makes brushing for the right amount of time simple.

Finally, the travel case is top notch. It can easily hold all of the necessary components securely, making it one less thing you have to worry about on your travels. The charger is also set up perfectly for travel, as it can be used with a wide variety of voltages.

PROS:
  • Long battery life
  • Multi-voltage charger
  • Timer
  • Different intensity settings
  • Multiple brushing modes
  • Pressure sensor

CONS:
  • Only one brush head included
  • Low strokes per minute

Features
  • Sonic technology
  • USB-enabled portable charging case
  • Built-in UV disinfection
  • Up to 15 days on one charge
  • Interval timer
  • Brushing modes: Clean, Whitening, and Massage
  • Strokes per minute: 40,000
  • 1-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9.7 out of 10

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One of the best features of the NOMAD is the fact that it has a built-in UV disinfection system. This allows you to make sure that there is no bacterial growth on the brush whatsoever. This is a great feature to have, especially if you are traveling a lot. If left unchecked, a toothbrush in a case can quickly become infested with disgusting bacteria. This UV system solves that problem for you quickly and efficiently.

But, that is not the best part of this brush. It can be used on many different speed and intensity settings. One of the settings, which the company has labeled as Massage, is just that for your teeth, a massage. This makes this the go-to choice for anyone that suffers from sensitive gums or tooth pain. This setting will still clean your teeth very well, but it will do it in the gentlest way possible.

PROS:
  • UV disinfection
  • USB charging case
  • Multiple brushing modes
  • High strokes per minute

CONS:
  • Short warranty
  • Short battery life

Features
  • Sonic technology
  • Travel case and magnet charging base included
  • Up to 60 days on one charge
  • Timer with six time settings
  • Brushing modes: Clean, White, and Massage
  • Four intensity settings
  • Strokes per minute: 42,000
  • Bluetooth compatible

OVERALL RATING: 9.5 out of 10

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Now, if you are new to the world of electric toothbrushes and you are just looking for a simple, straightforward, and easy to use brush, this might be the right choice for you. It offers a gigantically long (60 days!) battery life, which makes it ideal for the forgetful traveler. It also will allow you to set a timer for six different lengths of time.

This brush also offers plenty of different cleaning modes and intensity settings, making it ideal for pretty much every type of mouth and will allow you to get pretty much any type of clean you desire. At its highest intensity setting, it offers about 42,000 strokes per minute.

The biggest downside to this otherwise wonderful brush is the travel case. While it is slim and easy to carry, it is relatively flimsy. If you select this brush, you will want to make sure that the case is nowhere near the exterior of your bags. If it is, the odds are that you will find a broken case once you reach your destination.

PROS:
  • Long battery life
  • Multiple brushing modes
  • Timer with six different intervals
  • Waterproof

CONS:
  • Flimsy travel case

Features
  • Sonic technology
  • Travel case and wall charger included
  • Up to 2 weeks on a single charge
  • Dual voltage with adaptor
  • UV Sanitizer
  • Two brush heads included
  • 2-minute timer
  • Strokes per minute: 40,000
  • Brushing modes: Normal, Whitening, Massage
  • 1-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9.5 out of 10

This is by far one of the cheapest models out there, so if you are operating on a tight budget, then this might be the brush for you. But don’t let its cheap price tag fool you into thinking that this is a poorly made brush. The first thing that jumps out at you with this brush is its well-made and expertly designed carrying case. It holds everything that you need, which includes the brush, multiple heads, UV sanitizer, and the dual voltage charger and adapter.

This brush will allow you to work in several different cleaning modes, with the most intense having an upper range of about 40,000 strokes per minute. This will allow you to get a nice deep clean on your teeth. The timer is also a nice feature, as this will help to guide you towards the correct amount of time that you need to brush to get your teeth as clean as possible.

PROS:
  • High strokes per minute
  • Different modes
  • Includes brush heads
  • UV sanitizer
  • Timer
  • Dual voltage

CONS:
  • Short warranty

Features
  • Sonic technology
  • Travel case with four functions: UV sterilization, drying, inductive charging, portability
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Up to 30 days on one charge
  • 2-minute timer
  • Three brushing modes
  • Strokes per minute: 30,000
  • 1-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 9.0 out of 10

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This toothbrush is one of the easiest to maintain electric toothbrushes on the market. This is due to its advanced casing system. While all travel brushes come with some case, this is one of the only ones that is used for cleaning, disinfecting, and drying your brush. Basically, this case helps you to make sure that your brush is clean and ready to go every time that you use it automatically, which is a huge time saver.

Now, not everything about this case is all good either. While it does clean the brush for you, it isn’t very durably built. If you select this brush, you need to make sure that you stow it deep within your luggage. Otherwise, you will go to brush your teeth at your destination and find a broken case.

This brush is also a little underpowered, clocking in at a maximum of 30,000 strokes per minute. This should still be enough to get your teeth clean and will help with battery life as well. The brush will last up to 30 days on a single charge, which is great for traveling.

PROS:
  • Long battery life
  • High-tech travel case for disinfection and drying
  • Timer

CONS:
  • Travel case is somewhat flimsy
  • Low strokes per minute
  • Short warranty

Features
  • Sonic technology
  • Charging glass and USB charging travel case
  • Up to three weeks (or 42 uses) on a single charge
  • Two brush heads included
  • 2-minute Smartimer and Quadpacer beeping in 30-second intervals
  • Brushing modes: Clean, White, Polish, GumCare, Sensitive
  • Strokes per minute: 31,000
  • Illuminated display
  • 2-year warranty

OVERALL RATING: 8.7 out of 10

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Philips has long been among the number one brands when it comes to electronic toothbrushes, and for a good reason. Their brushes are easy to use, easy to clean, and provide you with a supremely clean mouth. Such is the case for the DiamondClean. This electric toothbrush was built with travel in mind. It comes with an easy to carry case, which carries everything that you need to keep your brush up and running.

The brush itself is easy to use and will allow you to use the brush in multiple modes, depending on the clean that you need. What really stands out about this brush, though, is its long battery life. On a single charge, this brush will last you a good three weeks! That is over 42 uses.

The only real downside to this brush is that it only has a strokes per minute, even on its highest setting, of around 30,000. While this might sound like a ton, in the electric toothbrush world, it is on the low side.

PROS:
  • Long battery life
  • Brush heads included
  • Timer
  • Multiple brush modes
  • Charging glass looks fancy

CONS:
  • Low strokes per minute

Buying Guide

As you would expect, there are several key features that you need to take into account when you are searching for the best travel electric toothbrush. In this section, we will cover everything that you need to know to assure yourself that you are getting the right brush for your traveling needs.

Travel case

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It only makes sense that the very first thing that you need to take into account for a portable electric toothbrush would be the case, right? When you are looking at all of your different options, this is one of the most crucial. If you get a low-quality case, before you know it, it’s going to break down and fail you. This will increase the likelihood you losing some important piece to your toothbrush, which is just not acceptable.

So, when you are looking at your options, look for a case that is built with high-quality materials and a large zipper. This will ensure that the case won’t break down and fall apart on you when you are on the road. You could also get another more substantial case in addition to the one that comes with your brush.

Charging options

Electric toothbrushes do not need to be plugged in all of the time, which is what makes them so ideal for traveling. They will, however, need to be charged from time to time. To do this, you have several different options.

Cord

There are two different types of charging cords you can use for a toothbrush, which are listed below.

USB – A toothbrush that uses a USB cord to charge is quite convenient. Odds are, you already have the type of USB plug and wall charger handy from one of your other devices, making this an ideal way to charge your brush. Or you could just connect it to your laptop or inverter, depending on your needs.

Plug – A brush that uses a standard plug cord to charge is convenient too, though it does have one glaring problem that a USB charger doesn’t. Since USB chargers are readily available, they are easy to replace. A plug charger for your model of electric toothbrush might not be so easy to change, and if you travel abroad, you might need to have an adapter with you.

Dealing with different voltages

If you are going to be traveling to different countries, you will find that they do not use the same voltages or plugs that we do in the USA. You have two options to help prepare you for this eventuality.

Adapter – A plug adapter and voltage converter can help you adapt to multiple different voltages, which makes it the perfect travel companion for someone who is a globetrotter.

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Dual-voltage – A dual voltage product is exactly what it sounds like. You can operate it on both 110V and 220V. In that case, you only need a plug adapter to switch between different plug types to ensure that you are using the correct one for wherever you might find yourself in your travels.

Brush type

In the world of electric toothbrushes, there are two different brush styles to choose from. You can either select an oscillating brush, which rotates, or a sonic brush that vibrates back and forth. Both of these brush types will give your mouth a good cleaning, so it is really up to personal preference as to which brush type you choose to use.

Long-lasting battery

Even though you want to make sure that you have a charger at the ready for when you need it, you also want to look for a toothbrush that has long battery life. That way, if you don’t have time to charge your brush because you are running late for your flight, you won’t need to worry about whether or not your brush will be ready to go once you reach your destination.

Extra brush heads

Let’s face it, electric toothbrushes are more expensive than a regular toothbrush. They are also much more effective than a standard brush, but only if they have a high-quality brush head attached.

That is why you need to be sure that whatever model of brush you select comes with some extra brush heads. That way, you will always be able to get a high-quality brush, even when you are traveling.

These extra brush heads will be also very helpful if you’re traveling not alone and are sharing your brush with someone else. With some extra brush heads, you don’t have to buy these by yourself.

Built-in timer

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A built-in timer is by no means a must-have feature of an electric toothbrush. Instead, you should think of it as a wonderful perk that you really should consider investing in. One of the biggest causes of tooth decay and gum disease, aside from not brushing at all, is not brushing for long enough.

By getting a brush that offers you a timer, you will be able to make sure that you are brushing for the optimal amount of time. That way, you won’t need to spend a ton of money and lots of time at your dentist when you get back from your trip.

UV sanitizer

This high-tech cleaning option is a great way to guarantee that your brush head is as clean as possible. Basically, the way that it works is that after you rinse out your brush as you normally would, you insert the head into the UV sanitizer. From there, ultraviolet light beams are used to kill and eliminate germs and bacteria from growing on your brush.

This will help the brush head to last a lot longer, which in turn will save you money. Plus, it will help to keep your mouth a lot cleaner and keep you from getting sick on your trip. Talk about a win-win situation!

Waterproof capability

Obviously, it wouldn’t make any sense to get an electric toothbrush that isn’t also waterproof. That way, it will be safe to utilize your toothbrush in the shower, which is a big timesaver. This will also make it much easier to clean, since you can just run it right under the faucet to rinse it off after each use.

Even more important, however, is that this waterproofing will help to keep you, and your toothbrush, that much safer. Without any waterproofing, the odds are that the brush will either short out on you or shock you. Neither of these outcomes is ideal, so make sure the brush you choose is waterproof.

Easy to Maintain

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Now, this should be an absolute no-brainer. The easier a brush is to clean, the more likely you are to clean it. The more often you clean the brush, the longer it will last, which will then save you money, since you won’t need to buy a new brush anytime soon.

Also, since this is a toothbrush for travel after all, who wants to spend their whole vacation cleaning up their toothbrush? The less time you spend cleaning up the brush, the more time you will have to enjoy yourself on your trip.

Conclusion

Hopefully, after reading through this article, you now know everything that you need to to make sure that you can get your hands on the best travel electric toothbrush available. Be sure to pay close attention to the quality of the case, the brush action, and how to charge the brush. Believe us, once you have tried out an electric toothbrush, you will never want to use a standard one again, especially when you are traveling! Good luck!

10 Total Score
Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 – Editor's Choice

After all of our research and a careful review of all the different models available today, we have concluded that the very best travel electric toothbrush is the Oral-B Genius Pro 8000 . It is, without a doubt, one of the easiest brushes to use and by far the most effective. This is mostly due to its efficient, yet powerful three-dimensional cleaning system, which oscillates, rotates, and pulsates. By using these different actions in conjunction with one another, the Pro 8000 puts its cleaning power in a class all by itself. The case for this brush is also really well designed. It is durably, yet fashionably crafted, and fits all of the necessary components in quickly and easily. There is no doubt that if you take the time to pack this brush correctly, that it will still be in one piece by the time you reach your destination. We highly recommend that you give this brush a try.

Portability
10
Brushing quality
10
Extra features
10
PROS
  • Triple action cleaning
  • Dual voltage USB charger
  • Multiple brushing modes
  • Timer
  • Tongue cleaning option
  • Travel case with extra USB
CONS
  • Short battery life
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