When to change your toothbrush

Mar 10 • 1 minute read

When you change out your toothbrush?


Have you changed out your toothbrush lately? Unfortunately, most people do not think about the last time they swapped out their bristles. Just like expired foods and beauty products, toothbrushes do not last forever.


Tips on when it’s time to make the change!


The American Dental Association suggests changing out your toothbrush every 3 months. After this time period, the effectiveness of the bristles starts to deteriorate. This will be viably noticeable by the appearance of the bristles. It is also very important to change out your toothbrush after being sick.



What are the effects of using a worn-out toothbrush?


In addition to bacteria and fungous accumulating on your old toothbrush, which is reason enough, there are damaging effects of using an outdated toothbrush. When toothbrushes become ineffective, they are unable to remove plaque and which can lead to gingivitis, which can create further problems such as decay and gum disease.


Options to consider when making a new purchase.

It’s always suggested to do your own research when it comes to shopping for oral health products. Remember to speak to your Doctor to discuss your personal needs when it comes to a toothbrush.  It would be a good idea to invest in an electric toothbrush( after speaking with your healthcare provider) given the popular opinion that they are far superior than your average manual toothbrush.


Serenity Dental offers a large amount of hygiene services that will help you maintain a great quality of oral health. Lake Havasu City's premier dental office looks forward to seeing you. 


Remember, oral care can help maintain/improve your overall health! Go get that new toothbrush!

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