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OBOW Light Travel Forum > Archtek Toothpaste¬†tablets

On May 20 Frank wrote an all inclusive review of this product so I went to the company's web site and bought a twelve bottle order. Single botles of 60 tablets are for sale, but who wants just one. The twelve bottle order comes with a display tray you can set on your counter thus allowing you ot overcharge your friends when they stop by to have coffee and buy toothpaste tablets.

I like these and have been using them for a week. My collegue says they are okay. The contenets of two bottles may be put in one bottle if you use a little vibratory manipulation. That'll give you a hundred and twenty brushes, a good thing on a long trip. These don't have the chewing-chalk experience I get with tooth powder.

The tablets also make great kissing sweet mints, and if you use them as such they don't foam, they clear your sinuses.

Another good thing about these tablets is that you don't have to clutter up your paranoia bag with a dental hygiene product. That makes more room for 100ml bottles of another refresher.

I will be taking a doubled up bottle of these toothpaste tablets with me on an upcoming long journey as my only teeth cleaning product.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonte L. Steiger
I just used Lush's Toothy Tabs on a 17-day trip -- similar premise to the Archtek tablets, I think. It was definitely much better than using the powder. They produce actual foam and my teeth always felt clean after using them, and being able to count how many you want to take is great. I ordered mine from the UK but it looks like they've launched in the US now, so they should be in Lush stores.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
The Magellan's catalog just arrrived. It has two bottles of the tablets for $12.85. The company sells them for $3.25 per bottle. I paid a little under fifty buck for the twelve bottles I bought including shipping. I'll leave it at that.
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonte L. Steiger
Might need to try those. Though I have wittled down my liquids to a tiny tube of toothpaste that sits in my jacket or coat pocket. This way I don't need a 3-1-1 bag at all. Much easier.

Also, I have on numerous occasions when I needed to take liquids "forgotten" to take the 311 out of my bag. Not once was I asked to please remove the baggie and put it separately. They don't bother anymore in my experience.

"Vibratory action" is very good. I got a good laugh. Thanks, Monte!
May 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTill
Sharon said I could give away a few bottles of the Archtek Toothpaste Tablets to the first four people who show up at our house for rhubarb. Her address is montesharonatgenesee-iddotcom.
June 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonte L. Steiger
Monte, you'd better be careful now that you've indoctrinated some Troy folks into OBOW! We brush our teeth AND we all like rhubarb!
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam
I just tried the Lush tablets. They come in a small cardboard box, 40 tablets for $4 US. When I chewed on the tabliet it didn't foam much. However, when I started to brush with my toothbrush I got quite a bit of foam. They cleaned my teeth and left a rather bland baking soda taste in my mouth. I was surprised, as Lush usually overpowers on the senses.

So they weren't bad. Definately better than tooth powder, but I still prefer toothpaste.
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy H
Pam, Call or email. My collegue says any day next week except Friday, and after five. Next Sat. is Genesee community day and she's involved with the quilt show. Or the next week.
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonte L. Steiger
Do the Archtek tablets foam once they're munched on?
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula S
Paula, No, when you chew them you get the same results you would get as if you had sucked on a breath mint. The foam only is produced when you get the brush in there and go to work, you.
June 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonte L. Steiger
Thanks Monte.
I don't have time now to order any and what with roving postal strikes, I daren't order anything, but as I'm in England for a week and passing numerous Boots the Chemist shops, I will check them out for toothpaste tablets. Actually I'll be raiding Boots anyway......I love their travel stuff.
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula S
Paula, It would be interesting to see if Boots has toothpaste tablets. This may just be one of those products that we are only becoming aware of. Ask for rhubarb while you are there.
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonte L. Steiger
Ask? No way.......England is the land of rhubarb, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco......my aunt who grows it and makes scrumptious deserts.
June 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula S
I was poking around some backpacking sites, and came across this post... essentially they're DIY toothpaste tablets :-)

http://jjmatheshikes.blogspot.com/2011/04/toothpaste-dots.html
October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott
That's a very interesting blog post Scott. He says he sprinkles the finished product with baking *powder* but I wonder if he actually means baking SODA. That would go better with toothpaste it would seem. Having not tried this, it would seem that parchment paper would be better at helping to wick away moisture from the toothpaste over foil or waxed paper.

Pam
October 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam