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How Often Should I Replace my Toothbrush?

March 20, 2018

Smiling woman holding toothbrushWhen is the last time you got a new toothbrush? If you can’t remember, it’s time to get a new one. The American Dental Association recommends you replace your toothbrush at least every four months. When you use the same toothbrush for a long time, it ceases to be effective at removing plaque buildup from teeth, and they may have a buildup of bacteria that can increase your risk for oral health concerns. In this post, we’ll discuss when you need to change out your toothbrush, what types of toothbrushes are best for you, and how to keep your brush functioning properly. Preventive dentistry is key to maintaining healthy smiles, and using the right toothbrush is an essential part of every oral hygiene routine.
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