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Tung Dr. 's Snap On Toothbrush Sanitizer 2 Pack s
Toothbrushes harbor a host of harmful bacteria that can re-infect your mouth when you brush. Our Snap-On Sanitizer is a revolutionary... Read More
Toothbrushes harbor a host of harmful bacteria that can re-infect your mouth when you brush. Our Snap-On Sanitizer is a revolutionary product that releases all-natural anti-bacterial vapors to kill germs and safely sanitize your toothbrush between brushings. Fits most manual and power brushes No electricity or batteries required Ideal and convenient for home and travel 100 natural disinfecting vapors Assorted colors/aromas Well select for you. Easy to use After brushing your teeth rinse toothbrush... Minimize
1 Review from Epinions.com
Feb 8, 2010
Dr Tung's Snap On Toothbrush Sanitizer - Bug Spray In My Mouth
Pros: Keeps toothbrush lint free. Says it sanitizes, but who really knows.
Cons: Mosquito repellant smell gets into toothbrush and anything this thing touches
The Bottom Line:
smelly and leaves an unpleasant taste in the brush. Makes me less likely to want to brush.Author's Review
I travel with a toothbrush. To avoid pocketbook lint, I keep it in a travel case. A friend gave me a pair of Dr. Tung's Snap-On Toothbrush Sanitizers. They’re sold as a pair. The packaging proclaims "Antibacterial vapors safely sanitize your toothbrush between brushings." It also indicated this pair had a "lemon fresh aroma"
These look like a travel toothbrush cover with a little Dr. Tung's plaque stuck on it. That plaque hides a compartment which opens into the area the toothbrush goes. It contains granules treated with essential oils. These release disinfecting vapors. Among the oils (per the Dr Tung Website) are one or more of the following: lemon oil, cinnamon oil, clove oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil and thyme oil.
While mine is supposed to be lemon scented, I don't get the scent of citrus. I don't even get a furniture polish lemon scent. I get the kind of smell one gets when bug spray makers add lemon to mosquito repellent. The tea tree oil in here overwhelms all the other scents. At the health food store, I've noticed these in a variety of colors and scents. My friend has a red one that has a less unpleasant cinnamon-y scent. It has too much of tea tree oil scent to make it appealing.
In checking out purchasing these on-line, I find that all sites indicate they will select the color/scent combination to send. Since the lemon is vile, and the cinnamon only barely not unpleasant, I am limited to purchasing in a store.
These work like any other toothbrush cover. After brushing your teeth, rinse your toothbrush and shake off the excess water. Then open the sanitizer, pop the toothbrush in, and clip it shut. This stays shut as well in my purse as other travel toothbrush holders. It is ventilated enough to allow the toothbrush to dry. It does a good job keeping purse lint off the brush. Before brushing, I need to rinse my toothbrush more vigorously than usual. If I don't, the taste of the "vapors" that have been sanitizing my toothbrush invade my toothpaste.
Each "pod" lasts 60 days. Packed as a pair, these should give you four months of toothbrush sanitization. There are other companies that make antibacterial toothbrush covers. I have not used those, but I know they cost considerably less. The Oral-B version I've found for under a dollar a piece at CVS. Dr Tung's cost $4.39 a pair.
In the end, I'll use up the pack that was given to me. Now that I'm aware someone else carries an antibacterial toothbrush cover, I'll probably opt for the cheaper version. While these work fine as toothbrush covers, I can't believe the smell of mosquito repellant is the only way to sterilize a toothbrush.
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