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How often should you change your toothbrush


Posted on 9/11/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
How often should you change your toothbrushOral hygiene involves regular brushing and flossing, eating calcium-rich foods, and regular dental checkups. During the dental check-ups, your dentist will perform examinations on your teeth and general body to assess your health. After this is done, they will offer advice on how to maintain your oral hygiene. The dentist will not fail to mention a word or two about the quality of the toothbrush you are supposed to use and the amount of time you should take to change it.

How often should you change your toothbrush


You are advised to change your toothbrush after every three to four months, this is according to the American Dental Association. However, you can do it sooner if certain conditions apply. Here are some of the reasons you should change your brush.

Why should you change your brush


Toothbrushes are also prone to wear and tear if used regularly. The bristles can become frayed and less effective at cleaning your teeth. Therefore, changing your toothbrush after this duration of time helps in ensuring effective oral hygiene.

Moreover, if you have been sick, you are advised to change your brush once you are feeling better. This is because, if the disease was infectious, say flu or a cold, it might creep back if you do not change, the harmful bacteria that might have clogged into the bristles might find their way back into your mouth and this will be dangerous for your health.

In addition to that, if you notice that the bristles on your toothbrush tend to be frayed, or worn out, it is time for a changeover. Damaged bristles are less effective at cleaning your teeth. In cases where you are using an electric brush, the manufacturers recommend that you replace the brush head typically after every three months. This ensures that you get the best out of brushing and flossing.

Regularly replacing your toothbrush ensures that it remains effective in cleaning your teeth. Also, remember to rinse your toothbrush after each use and store it in an upright position to allow it to dry up. Following these instructions ensures longevity and the best results from your toothbrush. For more information about this, contact us today.

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