This article is a review of a travel product that is sold by Magellan’s, that being the Toothette flavored and disposable oral swabs. These travel products, like the flavored and disposable oral swabs, are reasonably priced and are definitely appropriate for oral hygiene use. Here’s more about these flavored and disposable oral swabs travel products which can be ordered via Magellan’s. They can really come in handy, especially when in a pinch.
Review of the Toothette Flavored and Disposable Oral Swabs Travel Products
What’s neat about these flavored and disposable oral swabs is that I don’t need any water in order to get my teeth safely cleaned, as saliva suffices in the process, though the instructions on the package say it’s all right to moisten them with water. And if you’re worried about the quality of tooth care products coming from China, you can put your mind at ease as these travel products are made in America, according to the Magellan’s item description here.
These flavored and disposable oral swabs are easy to use, and don’t feel abrasive at all on my teeth. This travel use product feels like a little sponge cleaning my teeth. The taste is like that of a minty-like sugarless gum. My teeth felt much cleaner and my breath felt fresher after I used it, which I applied after eating a big meal.
These disposable oral swabs are handy to store in a carry-on travel bag. I’ve put them in my backpack which I use as I run around town. Pictured are some of these flavored and disposable oral swabs, which are just under 4.5 inches in length.
These disposable oral swabs come in packets of 20, and are currently are priced at $8.85, which means that cleaning one’s teeth is currently less than 45 cents each time!
More About The Toothette Flavored and Disposable Oral Swabs Travel Products
As a travel writer, I think of the following scenarios: being on a backpacking trip in some exotic location where you don’t have access to running water on a consistent basis, or don’t want to use a lot of the existing water you have for washing out your mouth. Or what about being stuck in an airplane without a bathroom, and you want to keep your teeth as clean as possible? These travel products can certainly come in handy, and even so when not traveling when you need a really quick clean for your mouth like around town. Let’s say you’ve just finished lunch and have to rush to a business meeting. For all the above scenarios, I think it’s really handy to have these flavored and disposable oral swabs available.
I asked Dr. David Leader, a professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston about the Toothettes. He commented on the travel products, telling me that the ingredients in these flavored and disposable oral swabs (including Mannitol, dicalcium phosphate, and mineral oil) are there to remove the plaque they come into contact with and also to help freshen one’s breath. While these Toothettes have some benefit in a short term pinch up to a couple of days, he still believes it’s best to make it a habit to brush one’s teeth with a traditional toothbrush and toothpaste, and not to become generally reliant on the oral swabs as your primary oral care regimen. Still, it can definitely come in handy to have some of these flavored and disposable oral swabs around for the reasons already discussed.
Contact Magellan’s: 110 W. Sola St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 800-962-4943. Website is in the “Resources” box. This travel product company has an online form as well as an online live chat feature to also contact them.
David M. Leader, DMD: Email correspondence of January 21, 2009 to Roy Barnes