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Why Should You Change Your Toothbrush Every 3 Months?

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Office
Why Should You Change Your Toothbrush Every 3 Months?Your toothbrush protects you against bacteria that may cause cavities and other oral health issues. The toothbrush must be easy to handle. Therefore, the straight bristles of your toothbrush need to be always clean. A soft bristle removes old food and bacteria effectively from your teeth bases.

Brushing twice a day and after each sugary snack protects you against tooth decay and gum disease. Once your toothbrush bristles start to wear ensure you throw them away because it will start to become less efficient in removing food particles and plaque.

Your toothbrushes are not to last forever. It is easy for you to see the toothbrush bristle wear after some time. You should use your toothbrush for about twelve to sixteen weeks that is roughly three months.

If you are using an electric toothbrush head, you should change the head also after twelve weeks or earlier. An electric toothbrush can wear faster because of its quick rotating and vibrating element. However, there are some cases you will have to replace your toothbrush sooner to avoid oral health issues or the spread of infection.

More Reasons For Changing Your Toothbrush

You should change your toothbrush immediately one of your family members becomes ill. Ensure every person in your household also acquires a new toothbrush. Some bacterial and viral infections transfer from one point to another through the close placement of family toothbrushes. These infections may include sore throats and are reasons for changing your toothbrushes.

You should the toothbrush of your children frequently because they are likely to gnaw the handle of a toothbrush or mash it. Also, when someone in your household uses the wrong toothbrush by mistake ensure you get rid of it.

It is better to prevent any transmission of bacterial or viral infections to another person rather than assuming the family member is healthy. Prevention is better than cure. For further information about when and why you should change your toothbrush after three months or earlier, please do not hesitate to visit our offices today!

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