Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How often Should I Change My Toothbrush

The simple practice of changing your toothbrush regularly improves oral health and significantly reduces dental care costs.

Adults and children should change their toothbrush every 3 months because of the wear of bristles.  Electric toothbrushes usually have good brush heads and may only need to be changed every 6 months.

In patients with gum or periodontal disease, toothbrush must be changed every 4 to 6 weeks because bacteria can harbor in the bristles.. Always rinse the toothbrush in hot water after each use and change it after you have been sick.

Coinciding the change of the toothbrush with your scheduled dental recare visits establishes a pattern that is relatively easy to follow through. "A New Year is a great time to assess the 'old' and make room for the 'new'., including your tooth brush" adds Dr. Cherukuri from her Chino, California dental practice.

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