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How Often Do I Need to Replace My Toothbrush?

Thursday, 10 March 2022
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Your regular toothbrush or electric toothbrush head should be replaced every 3 months, or sooner if the bristles become splayed or flattened. Once the brush appears splayed, the gentle edges of the bristles are gone, and the jagged edges of the bristles are exposed. Brushing with worn bristles isn’t effective for plaque removal and the jagged edges easily lacerate your fragile gum tissue. You should replace your toothbrush immediately after any cold or flu-like illnesses to prevent recontamination. The porosities...