How often should you change your toothbrush?

A study found that women change their toothbrush every 3 months. Which is twice as often as men who tend to leave their’s 6 months!

A new toothbrush removes more plaque than an old one. This is due to the bristles becoming worn, therefore losing their effectiveness.  It is recommended that you change your toothbrush every three to four months, but when the bristles become worn make sure you replace sooner.

It is important to change your toothbrush if you have had a mouth or throat infection, been sick with a cold or flu, or have had a sore throat or a mouth sore, even if it’s brand new. By doing this it will prevent re-exposing germs that could cause illness to yourself or others. It is recommended to choose a toothbrush with a small head and medium nylon bristles as hard bristles can damage the tooth enamel.

Making sure you have regular check-ups is equally important as brushing your teeth. At Roy Morris Dental Excellence we provide expert advice and care for your oral hygiene. We also stock a large range of toothbrushes (electric and manual), toothpaste, floss and interdental brushes in our reception area.

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