Did you know toothpaste tablets are a thing? Liquid spills begone.
Forget about traveling with regular toothpaste. Toothpaste tablets are essentially what they sound like — toothpaste in a single-use tablet, solid form — instead of the gel and paste so many of us are used to.
They also kinda look like breath mints.
Instead of squeezing a regular tube, toothpaste tablets simply work by biting into the tablet and then swishing a little water in your mouth.
It's surprisingly effective; and much to our delight, left our mouth feeling clean each time.
Though we keep a normal tube of toothpaste at home (it's still cheaper!), a bottle of toothpaste tablets always goes in our office and travel bags.
There have been zero spills going on since we've made the switch six months ago (we can't say the same about the shampoo 😅).
It's just something you don't appreciate until you're scrubbing the insides of a $300 bag.
Plus: There is the added bonus of seeing exactly how long a bottle will last, besides being an eco-friendly solution for the environment.
Mark this as our new travel essential; here are some brands to consider if you're looking into this for the first time.1
Bite may be the Away of toothpaste tablets, though we haven't personally tried these. It is the most millennial brand of the bunch with its clean, minimalistic packaging design.
By far, the best value is the four-month supply subscription which includes 248 tablets for $30. Our suggestion is to go all-in, at least initially, and that should last a while depending on how much you travel.
Don't wait too long to bite (ha-ha) on this deal, as the brand has sent out a notice that it is raising its prices due to inflation and supply chain issues.
Price: $30 for 248 tablets
Price per tablet: 12 cents
These were our initial introduction point to the world of toothpaste tablets, and we couldn't be happier.
They have served us well, whether that has always been a quick brush in the office bathroom (way too much coffee!). It is also great for a quick weekend trip away.
Like always, the value pack for two bottles is the best deal.
Price: $17.99 for 120 tablets
Price per tablet: 15 cents
Don't underestimate the power of Amazon.
If packaging and design isn't the primary concern, these are probably the best best for as the no-fuss, get-it-done option. As long as they work, right? (Seriously!)
Besides, it's not a big deal to put these in snack bags or the packaging of your choice for easy portability and if your design sensibilities are offended.
Price: $9.99 for 120 tablets
Price per tablet: 8 cents
Colgate (CO. to Go)
Hi. Yes, Colgate does make its own brand of toothpaste tablets.
Considering the other options out there, there are more economical alternatives, but if you're in the mood for a trusted brand, this might be the way to go.
Not surprising since the legacy brands rarely want to be outdone.
These are slightly different because they contain fluoride, but all the aforementioned brands do have fluoride options
Price: $16.10 for 60 tablets
Price per tablet: 27 cents