How Often Do You Change Your Toothbrush?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012, 9:32 pm

How often do you change your toothbrush? This simple, inexpensive replacement can help keep your smile healthy.toothbrush

A recent study in Germany showed that the majority of people there change their toothbrush every six months. People who use their toothbrush for 5 or 6 months before opening a fresh one may experience more gingivitis which is the earliest form of gum disease.

In this study, the majority of people switched to a new toothbrush only when the old one had worn out bristles. About 66% change when they believe that their toothbrush looks for feels “unhygienic”. The “ick” factor on that is way to high!

This new year make a resolution to change your toothbrush every 3 months. If you come down with a nasty virus or bacterial infection you might want to change to a new brush even if your 3 months isn’t up. Keep bacteria at bay by storing your brush away from the toilet area of the bathroom and make sure it can dry thoroughly.

Better oral health can help maintain better overall health. Please contact Wilbanks Smile Center in Toccoa, GA today at 706-886-9439 to schedule your next visit.

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