Signs it’s time to buy a new toothbrush

Perhaps you’re on top of your toothbrushing routine. Most of us, however, are probably unaware that good oral hygiene does not stop when you clean your teeth at night. You should also take care of your toothbrush. It may be a breeding ground for bacteria and can become dysfunctional if the bristles wear or fray, which indicates you may find yourself brushing your teeth and missing important fundamentals. On your toothbrush, bacteria and fungi can thrive. Consider the impact it may have on your health if you put it in your mouth twice a day! Other forms of bacteria and dirt may also wind up on your toothbrush if you keep it near the toilet. I’m sure you’d agree that these are some strong reasons to replace your toothbrush on a regular basis.
There’s common knowledge about how long you should wait before buying a new toothbrush, but you should also examine your personal habits. While there are general guidelines, you may use your toothbrush more frequently than others, brush with varying intensity, or use various types of toothpaste, all of which can have varying effects. To help you, we’ve included several signs that indicate it’s time for a new toothbrush, you can find them below:
1. You can’t remember the last time you replaced it.

2. The bristles are frayed, worn, or bent.

3. Debris builds up at the bottom of the bristles.

4. Someone else has used it or it touched somebody else’s toothbrush.

5. You’ve dropped it.

6. You’ve recovered from an illness or infection.

7. If you have dental concerns, you might need a softer one.

Products to support your oral health

Oral-B Vitality Cross Action

The Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush provides a clinically proven clean. The professionally inspired design of the Cross Action toothbrush head surrounds each tooth with bristles angled at 16 degrees and 2D cleaning action oscillates and rotates for better plaque removal than a regular manual toothbrush.

Eludril Care

An anti-plaque mouthwash that contains two antiseptic substances, chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride. Used twice a day after brushing, helps to reduce the build-up of dental plaque and helps keep gums healthy, day after day.

Splat Blackwood Toothpaste

A cutting-edge combination of active ingredients removes plaque formations and prevents them from reccurring. Activated charcoal, the element that gives Blackwood its black colour, naturally whitens, adsorbs odours, and removes stains, leaving your teeth spotless and perfectly clean. Active ingredient- juniper berries extract leaves you with fresh breath for longer after brushing. Recommended for use from 14 years of age.

Dr. Brown's Infant to Toddler Toothbrush Blue

Establish good oral hygiene with baby and have fun doing it! The Infant-to-Toddler Toothbrush is made of a durable yet soft material that’s gentle on sensitive mouths.

GUM Dental Butlerweave Floss Waxed

GUM ButlerWeave is a uniquely woven dental floss designed to remove dental plaque from areas between the teeth most commonly missed by toothbrushing alone. If dental plaque is not removed frequently it can cause inflammation of the gums and lead to gum disease.

Resources

HealthLine. “How Long Does a Toothbrush Last and When Should I Replace It?”. Accessed on October 1, 2021

Rifkin dental. “5 Signs It’s Time to Buy a New Toothbrush”. Accessed on October 1, 2021.

Boyett Family Dentistry. “Five Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Toothbrush”. Accessed on October 1, 2021.

Queen City Dentistry. “How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?”. Accessed on October 1, 2021.

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