When To Replace your Toothbrush

June 05, 2018 | Posted in Education

It doesn’t matter if you use a normal toothbrush, or an electric one. Eventually, the bristles on your brush will become worn out and your brush will need replacing (or in the case of an electric brush, the brush head will need replacing). It’s important that you use a toothbrush that is in good condition, to help make sure that your teeth are getting properly brushed.
Another thing to consider when trying to keep your toothbrush in good condition are germs. Toothbrushes are great breeding grounds for germs, so it is important that you rinse your toothbrush under tap water after brushing. After you’ve rinsed your toothbrush, you should store it in an upright position so that it is able to air out and dry off, killing the germs.
So how often should you replace your toothbrush? Typically, you should replace your toothbrush every three months. After three months, the bristles on the brush start to break down and are much less effective at removing plaque from teeth.
If you have more questions about toothbrush upkeep or choosing the right toothbrush, feel free to give us a call at 613-230-7475.