A toothbrush is one of those basic items we cannot live without, we get so attached to our toothbrush that saying goodbye to them can be difficult sometimes, to the point where we forget how important it is to replace them.
Changing your toothbrush after a certain time is essential for maintaining good oral hygiene. In this article you will learn to identify when it’s time to change your toothbrush, as well as why you need to replace it, and what is your best toothbrush option.
Why is it important to regularly change your toothbrush?
Toothbrushes are not meant to last forever, according to a 2013 clinical study, after 40 days of constant use the bristles bend and twist into a different shape, known as “bristle flaring”, this makes the toothbrush less effective at removing plaque.
Participants who didn’t replace their toothbrushes on the 40th day of use were more prone to experience plaque buildup.
The main reason to regularly change your toothbrush is to avoid buildup plaque and bacteria in your toothbrush, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
How often should you replace your toothbrush?
The general rule manufacturers and dentists follow, is to replace your toothbrush every 12 to 16 weeks. The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) also recommend replacing your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
Waiting anytime beyond 4 months to replace your toothbrush can negatively affect your oral health, and promote bacteria and infection.
It’s important to consider that in some cases you might need to change your toothbrush sooner than the recommended time, especially when you brush with too much pressure and you notice the bristles worn out, or in any of the following cases.
Signs that you need to replace your toothbrush
- Once you notice that your toothbrush bristles are pointing in the wrong direction, and the color and shape is worn out.
- Right after having been ill. Viruses and bacteria can remain in your toothbrush bristles after a cold or flu, making you reinfect.
- If your toothbrush has touched someone else’s, you should think about getting a new one. Bacteria can easily transfer from one brush to the other affecting your oral hygiene.
Benefits of replacing your toothbrush with Regular Fresh Toothbrush
Wisdom’s Regular Fresh Toothbrush is designed to reach further between teeth, providing better cleansing removing bacteria and plaque, which helps keep a fresh breath and healthy teeth.
It is gentle on gums, avoiding bleeding and preventing gum disease.
Regular Fresh Toothbrush comes with a tongue cleaner into the back of the head to assure bacteria removal, and fresh tongue.
With Regular Fresh Toothbrush, you can forget about dealing with toothache or bad breath because your teeth will have professional care with every brushing.
Remember that replacing your toothbrush within 3 to 4 months is not an option; it is a requirement for maintaining a beautiful smile and good oral hygiene.