Old Toothbrush? You should change it.
Dentist recommend changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months therefore, when you come to your dental cleaning appointment every 3-6 months we provide you with a new toothbrush.
Did you know:
- If you have been sick you should change out your toothbrush
- If the bristles are frayed it is a good indicator to get a new one
- Your toothbrush can get bacteria over time from storing it in a closed container
- Not changing it can lead to gum disease, loose of teeth, and more
Maintaining your toothbrush
You need to clean your toothbrush bristles regularly after every use. The American Dental Association recommends rinsing the toothbrush under tap water after you brush to wash away lingering toothpaste and saliva. Then, store the toothbrush in a vertical position, with the bristles positioned so they can air dry.