We’re taught to brush our teeth from a young age. As an adult, the entire process is ingrained in us, but how much do you really know about your toothbrush?

Your toothbrush is the first step in creating a good dental health practice and maintaining your healthy smile. Making sure to treat your toothbrush well day to day and to then replace your toothbrush periodically is key to your dental health. That goes for all toothbrushes! Whether your toothbrush is mechanical and plastic, made from bamboo, or an electronic head – you still need to replace it regularly.

If your toothbrush head is starting to look worn out or the bristles are splayed out, it is time for a replacement. While when this happens can vary from person to person, the toothbrush itself, and how often and with how much pressure you use to brush your teeth, generally, it is a good practice to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months.

Even if your toothbrush looks okay at the three-month mark, dentists still recommend changing out the toothbrush. Continuing to use a toothbrush after three months can have negative results. For example, you may have unseen bacteria and other buildup on the toothbrush. Also, the integrity of the bristles will have declined and you may not be experiencing the same level of care and clean from an older toothbrush!

Treat your smile with care. Follow your dentist’s advice to replace your toothbrush every three months or less and your smile will thank you! If you need to schedule a dental appointment, New Beginnings Dental Center is the number one resource in Fayetteville! You will love your dentist! Call (910) 483-0409 to schedule your dentist appointment today.