Can you take an electric toothbrush in hand luggage?

Electric toothbrushes are an essential tool when it comes to keeping your teeth super clean.

However, some still wonder whether the electrical device can be carried in hand luggage when boarding an airplane.

There are rules about what you can take in your hand luggage when boarding a plane


There are rules about what you can take in your hand luggage when boarding a plane

Can you take an electric toothbrush in your hand luggage?

There are rules about what you can take in your hand luggage when boarding a plane.

These restrictions apply to various items, including e-cigarettes, cigarettes and food.

However, the rules for electric toothbrushes are not clear and restrictions may vary depending on the provider.

So if you’re wondering whether you can take your toothbrush in your hand luggage, it’s best to contact your airline directly and ask.

Can you take toothpaste in your hand luggage?

There are also limits on the amount of liquid you can take with you in hand luggage.

We therefore recommend that you pack liquids in your checked baggage if possible.

According to the UK Government website the rules for liquid coverage:

  • Drinks, including water
  • Liquid or semi-liquid foods such as soups and syrups
  • Sprays, including shaving cream, hairspray and spray deodorants
  • Gels, including hair and shower gel
  • Contact lens solution
  • All other solutions and elements with similar consistency
  • Toiletries and cosmetics, including creams, lotions, oils, perfumes, mascara and lip gloss

This also includes pastes, including toothpaste.

However, you can take liquids on board in the plastic bag provided under the following conditions:

  • You are allowed to take a maximum of one plastic bag per person
  • You must present the bag at airport security
  • Containers must not hold more than 100 ml
  • They must be in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag that holds no more than one liter and is approximately 20cm x 20cm in size
  • The contents must fit comfortably into the bag so that it can be closed
  • The bag must not be tied or knotted at the top

If in doubt, check what you can take with your airline beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Can you take mouthwash in your hand luggage?

The same rules for liquids apply to mouthwash as above.

As long as you don’t have more than 100ml of liquid with you and follow the other rules, you can take it with you in a clear plastic bag.

Please note that airport security personnel will not let anything through that they think is dangerous.

This applies to items that are normally allowed in carry-on luggage.

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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