The Snap-On Sanitizer for Toothbrushes ( Dr. Tung’s Product Review)

This sanitizer disinfects your toothbrush, protects it in dirty hotels and on camping trips, and makes your toothbrush smell delicious, all for just a few bucks.

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Recently I wrote about the dangers of reinfecting yourself by brushing and made some recommendations on when to replace your toothbrush. It’s also wise to keep your toothbrush as clean as possible. Your toothbrush is in contact with your mouth for six minutes or more a day – that’s 3 hours every month! So it’s worth keeping it clean. Ultraviolet toothbrush “garages” do a great job of this, but they are complex, expensive, and use energy.

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Luckily, there is an alternative that disinfects for just a few bucks: Dr. Tung’s Snap-on Toothbrush Sanitizer.

I have to give my wife credit for finding this one as she was tired of seeing toothbrushes in the car in plastic bags. I try to brush after every meal, so I store an Oral-B 30 in my car.

The Snap-On Sanitizer (SOS) has solved this issue of keeping my stashed toothbrushes disinfected and smelling fresh. And it works so well on the road or at work, that I use them at home for my electric toothbrush heads. I use this product every day and recommend it to my patients.

Snap-On Sanitizer – Here’s how it works

After brushing your teeth, rinse toothbrush, shake off excess water and place inside the sanitizer device. Snap the two hinged halves together and the germ defense system goes to work immediately.

Inside one of the halves is a vented chamber that releases aromatic vapors of cinnamon oil, clove oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, and thyme oil. This is the frankincense and myrrh of toothbrush design. It’s low tech and simple in design, and it works.

The vapors last for months and disinfect by releasing anti-bacterial vapors to kill germs.

And the toothbrush smells better than new after each use.

Whether backpacking or driving down the road, in my kid’s school bag, or just at home on the bathroom counter, this little gem is a no-brainer. It just makes sense to have one snapped onto your toothbrush head, wherever that toothbrush may be.

If this snap-on sanitizer encourages you to keep your toothbrush in more places (like your car or your purse), then you can brush after coffee or tea and prevent staining.

Just a reminder: I buy all my products I test and recommend off the shelves like you would and I do not in any way whatsoever have any connection with the manufacturers involved in my recommendations.

Key Features

  • No electricity or batteries required
  • Perfect for travel and mobile brushing (awesome for backpacking trips or hotels!)
  • 60 days of protection per sanitizer
  • Uses a 100% natural germ killer
  • No-brainer use: put your toothbrush inside, snap it shut, and the germ defense system goes to work immediately
  • Biodegradable
  • Fits most manual and power toothbrushes
  • Not messy
  • Cheap

Buy one for a toothbrush and keep it in your purse/car/briefcase/backpack (you don’t need toothpaste, don’t let that stop you!).

Mark Burhenne DDS

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  1. Ruth Zabor says:

    Dr. Burhenne,

    This device is a godsend!

    Thank you so much for posting.

    Ruth Zabor

  2. Bob Lieberman says:

    Dr. Burhenne,

    I was hoping to find something in your review that substantiated the products claim for sanitization. Instead, you’ve just repeated the claims, the list of ingredients, etc. My blunt question: how do you know it works?


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