How Often Should Your Toothbrush Be Replaced?
When you run out of shampoo or toothpaste, you know it's time to replace them, but how do you know when it's time to replace your toothbrush?
We'll tell you how often you should replace this essential bathroom item to avoid causing unnecessary harm to your mouth or overall health.
A toothbrush is a dental hygiene tool that should be used for around three months, yet many of us ignore this basic recommendation. There are two major reasons why a toothbrush should be replaced on a regular basis: first, mechanical wear causes the bristles to bend, resulting in insufficient plaque clearance over time. The second cause is the rapid growth of bacteria, which grows significantly more quickly in damp settings.
Rinse It Every Time and Let It Dry
It is important to rinse your toothbrush after every use under a stream of water and leave it to dry in the upright position.
It is not necessary to keep a cover on your toothbrush; these small plastic cases are only intended for protection during occasional transport. Keeping your brush covered all the time can lead to the growth of large amounts of surface bacteria on the cover itself. On top of that, a cover prevents the bristles inside from drying out properly, trapping moisture and creating the ideal environment for bacteria to thrive.