As important as brushing your teeth is, changing your toothbrush regularly is just as important when it comes to healthy teeth and gums.
Most dentist recommend changing your toothbrush every three months. The reason for this is because toothbrushes can become dirtier quicker.
Another reason why it’s important to change your toothbrush is because of an invisible culprit. Hidden from our eyes are germs that quickly build up in between toothbrush bristles with time. One solution to this problem is using a toothbrush head cover that protects the bristles for longer. Though, it is important to remember that anytime you have a cold or any other illness, to change the toothbrush once you’re no longer sick. Many people forget about this important step and often fall victim to their own negligence.
If you can’t remember exactly how long it’s been, pay particular attention to the condition your toothbrush head is in – whether the bristles are worn out, fan out, or frayed, or especially if you see dark color changes, which is a sign of mold.
If you have any questions or need to schedule your next appointment, call our office at (215) 372-8332.