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When should I Replace My Toothbrush?
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When should I Replace My Toothbrush?

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Wondering how often should replace toothbrushes? Well, we throw away expired food, replace food stock, buy new beauty products but when it comes to our dental they are often neglected. There are vital rules and guidelines you should follow for preserving optimal dental health.

Time to Change Your Toothbrush

if you ask your dentist about recommending changing your toothbrush, then he would surely say it's every 3 months. if toothbrushes are not changed often than ultimately, toothbrushes go through wear and tear and develop to be less effective with eliminating plaque from teeth and gums.

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The study on tooth brushes found that on an average, around 3 months is when the bristles start to break down and lose effectiveness. It is a fact, and maybe we don't know or choose to ignore, but germs can hide and multiply in toothbrush bristles. This makes it vital to switch your toothbrush after you've had a cold, or risk potential reinfection.

Fungus and bacteria can also grow in the bristles if not taken care of well. It's important to make sure you rinse off and dry your toothbrush meticulously, now storing uncovered in an upright position and keeping it away from other used toothbrushes is a good practice. When traveling, be sure to conceal your toothbrush crown to protect it and decrease the spread of germs.

Now at times, it's not possible to remember how long it's been since we started to use our brushes, so the option is to pay particular attention to the condition of your toothbrush head.

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If the bristles are worn out, fan-out, or frayed, or especially if you see dark color changes, this is a sign of mold, and it should be changed.

What Happens If I Don't Change My Toothbrush?

There are also numerous other risks and unpleasant issues tangled with not replacing your toothbrush. The risk involves damaging your gums, as old toothbrushes become unproductive with removing plaque from your teeth, this leads to gingivitis, and when left untreated, gingivitis leads to infection, which leads to tooth fall the more serious issue is you can fall sick from an overused toothbrush reason being bacteria and fungus build-up, unwanted particles can settle in it if left unchecked. This is a good idea to change your toothbrush, no!

What To Consider When buying for Dental Products

Some common propositions among dental professionals are to look for toothbrushes with soft bristles, as hard bristles damage your teeth and gums, select a toothbrush head size that touches one or two teeth at a time, use a toothpaste consisting of fluoride, also consider using mouthwash to further combat plaque and gingivitis. So remember, Teeth are always in fashion. So don't neglect it!

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