Bacteria free toothbrush covers





Bacteria free toothbrush coversDid you know that an exposed toothbrush can be contaminated if it is within a six foot radius of a flushed toilet? I didn’t until I received my IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield samples and started reading their literature. Immediately I began to think of how we store our tooth brushes at home and during our frequent travels. Many hotel bathrooms are small.. and… um… ewwww.  We also used to pack our toothbrushes in an enclosed plastic holder often storing them wet after brushing our teeth. I never thought about how much bacteria our toothbrushes might be growing from inappropriate storage.


The IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield is a “breathable, quick drying shield that acts like a surgical mask for your toothbrush.”  Upon opening, I noticed the shield is made of a similar  material used in disposable isolation gowns and masks worn by medical professionals.  The shield is designed to work by acting as a barrier to block bacteria and viral activity.  It does not kill germs, it prevents contact and growth on the toothbrush.

Toothbrush Covers for Travel

A few days after receiving our IntelliDent Toothbrush shields, our youngest son got sick. Our Doctor advised us to make sure our toothbrushes don’t touch.  Thankfully we had our IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields and covered all of our toothbrushes to help keep them from getting contaminated.

According to their website:

  • The toothbrush shields were laboratory tested and found to be 99.9% effective as a barrier against airborne and surface bacteria.
  • They are disposable and effective for up to 7 days.
  • The Toothbrush Shield is specifically designed to block bacterial and viral contact.
  • Ideal for travel, home, work and everywhere in between.

Click here to purchase The Toothbrush Shield by IntelliDent

I like the IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields. They are an inexpensive option for keeping your toothbrush safe from contamination when traveling or storing in a shared cup or toothbrush holder. I also love that the company is woman owned and their products are made here in the U.S.   I’m throwing out our plastic travel toothbrush “bacteria boxes” and sticking with the IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields on our next travel adventure.

IntelliDent Toothbrush Shield


*They also make a disposable MouthGuard Shield to protect your athletic mouth guard, orthodontic retainers and most dental appliances from harmful bacteria.

DISCLAIMER:  This post contains affiliate links.  I received a complimentary package of IntelliDent Toothbrush Shields for the purpose of review.  All opinions are that of my own.

Willemsted Curacao at Night

5 Things You Must Do in Curacao


5 Things You Must Do in Curacao


Top 5 Things You Must Do in Curacao

Curacao Sea Aquarium Dolphin Show

Dolphin Show at the Sea Aquarium

  1. Visit the Curacao Sea Aquarium Park. The Sea Aquarium Park has tons of activities including a Dolphin Show, Sea Lion Show, Nurse Shark petting/feeding, and a touch tank Animal Encounters Curacaofilled with various sea creatures for kids to touch and explore. We were lucky enough to experience the Animal Encounters program at the Sea Aquarium. They offer a unique opportunity to Snorkel or Scuba Dive inside of the aquarium while observing and interacting with marine life (including sharks) in their natural habitat.



  1. Visit Downtown Willemstad. Historic Willemstad is the most “touristy” area on Curacao.
    Willemsted Curacao at Night

    Willemstad at Night

    You can watch the cruise ships come in, see the floating market, shop till you drop, and watch the Queen Emma floating pedestrian bridge in action. The bridge is a large “pontoon boat” that moves when large ships come through the harbor.  Make sure you have a few Antilles Guilders in your pocket, as the parking meters here don’t take U.S. Dollars.



  1. Snorkel the Sunken Tug Boat. This was one of our favorite snorkeling sites during our vacation! Located on the East End of Caracas Bay, the tug boat wreck is easily accessible from Tug Boat Beach or via excursion through a company like Ocean Encounters. The sunken tugboat is about 100 yards from shore, located near 3 large pillars in the water.


  1. Eat at Equus. No Menu, no silverware, no plates, no problem! Just kebabs Equus Curacao Kebobs of Beef, Chicken, or Vegetables roasted over burning coals and served hot & juicy via hanging skewers over your table. Our food was seasoned perfectly and served with bread and a dill dipping sauce. Meat Skewers, Vegetable Skewers, and bread is all you’ll find here and you’ll have to visit on a Friday because that is the only day of the week they are open.




  1. Hike Christoffel Park – There are 8 hiking trails for various skill levels. The
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    most strenuous being the Christoffel Mountain Climb. Due to extreme heat, hikers aren’t allowed to begin the mountain climb after 11am – but we are told the prize view at the top is worth the effort. They also offer bird watching, deer spotting, guided hikes, & safari mountain tours. This was on our top “to do” list during our visit, but a stormy day cancelled our plans. Ah well, just another reason to return to Curacao!


Christoffel Hiking Trails

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