If you have been looking at the same old toothbrush for months now and noticed the brush head is looking somewhat frayed and frazzled, it’s probably time to change it. Professional guidelines recommend you change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months to four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed. That’s because a worn toothbrush loses its effectiveness and a new toothbrush can remove more plaque than a frayed one, ensuring your teeth are kept clean and healthy.
If that’s not a good enough reason to change brushes, then consider this. Manchester University found toothbrushes can contain up to 10 million germs- including staphylococci, streptococcus, E.Coli and Candia, all of which can enter the blood stream through tiny nicks in your gums. That’s because the most common place to leave your brush is at the bathroom sink, just a few feet away from the loo. Each time the toilet is flushed organisms are ejected into the air in a 3-6ft splashzone! Targeting your toothbrush!
So beat the bugs and get a happy, healthy & hygienic smile
- Replace your head or toothbrush every three months
- Don’t share your toothbrush
- Keep you toothbrush in the bathroom cupboard and not at the sink!