Toothbrush Hack to Avoid Bacteria: IntelliDent

You are about to witness an invention that is probably one of the most simple, yet most genius ideas I have laid my eyes on in a while. I’ve actually wondered how no one has thought of this sooner!

You know when you go on vacation and you’re packing the essentials, then you get to your toothbrush and you ask yourself what the least disgusting way is to pack it amidst all of your other essentials? You might have one of those plastic toothbrush carriers, so you stuff your toothbrush in that or you might just toss your toothbrush in your bag and leave it at that. Whatever you do, you probably didn’t know how many actual, disgusting, GROSS germs your toothbrush is exposed to just by sitting there.

Let’s explore shall we..

Toilet bacteria

I honestly wasn’t even aware of this until now, but every time you flush the toilet, bacteria becomes airborne and can travel up to five feet away (this means you should ALWAYS be cleaning your bathroom). To keep these bacteria and other nasty toilet germs away from your toothbrush, store your toothbrush as far from the toilet as possible.

Influenza virus

To prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses in your home, it is super important to make sure you keep your toothbrush isolated from family members’ brushes! The influenza virus is spread by bacteria and can easily be caught from toothbrushes coming into contact or being close to each other. A toothbrush holder with individual slots to keep brush heads separated is worth the investment to keep your family healthy, but isn’t enough as the bacteria is still airborne and can still travel.

The Solution?

I had NO idea that a toothbrush was exposed to so much bacteria just by sitting there. My family has always put our toothbrushes together, not having a clue what the risk of contamination and grossness is that can come from that act alone. The solution is actually extremely simple and creative.

IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield


> Breathable, quick drying shield that acts like a surgical mask for your toothbrush.
> Laboratory tested to be a 99.9% effective barrier against surface and airborne bacteria.
> Replaces plastic caps and holders that trap and breed bacteria.
> Ideal for travel, home, work and everywhere in between.
> Disposable and effective up to 7 days.


OKAY. Are you seeing this?? This nifty little shield simply opens up and keeps your toothbrush safe from bacterial harm for up to 7 days. For those of us who use plastic caps, this is soooo much more effective because plastic caps retain moisture and constrict air flow making them a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, therefore we are actually welcoming bacteria by using plastic (and being worse to the environment).

How does it work?


It takes less than 30 seconds to prevent tons of bacteria from getting to your toothbrush! All you do is take the shield out of the packet, and slide your toothbrush in, then store. This makes it easy to store with family members or in the bathroom because it is 99% effective from keeping away airborne and all other bacteria.


The Toothbrush Shield is specifically designed to block bacterial and viral contact through superior barrier technology, providing efficient air flow, and rapid absorption to prevent bacterial growth.  The Toothbrush Shield does not kill germs.


How convenient and smart is this?! Seriously, especially for travelling! If you still want to keep your family’s toothbrushes together, just slip this toothbrush shield on your brushes and your set!

Incase you also use a mouth guard, not to fear because IntelliDent has you covered! There is also a mouth guard shield:

> Using the same technology as Toothbrush Shield, the MouthGuard Shield protects your athletic mouth guard, orthodontic retainers and most dental appliances.
> Replace those plastic covers and containers which are breeding grounds for harmful bacteria.
> MouthGuard Shield wicks away moisture and provides a barrier from the harmful germs and bacteria that lie in locker rooms, community living spaces, dormitory rooms, or while traveling

This is such a cool and smart way to avoid tons of bacteria getting on your toothbrush!

Click here to check out these amazing IntelliDent Shields!

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