How Often Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

A problem-free smile doesnt last long if you don’t take care of your toothbrush by upgrading to a new one often enough. How often should you replace your toothbrush?

Take Action!

The American Dental Association recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every 3–4 months if not sooner if the bristles become frayed with use.  Whether your toothbrush is electric or manual, the bristles will become worn with use, resulting in less effective cleaning of your teeth. Toothbrushes wear differently with each individual due to brushing habits and other factors, so check your toothbrush regularly and make the change if needed and be sure all your family’s toothbrushes are ADA approved!

Forgetting to Make the Change.

If it's difficult remembering when to exchange, consider using a toothbrush that features bristles that fade or change color to indicate that it’s time for a replacement. Or set a reminder on your phone or computer to tell you when it’s time to say goodbye to that old toothbrush.

Replacing your toothbrush is much easier and less expensive than having to replace teeth lost to decay or infection. Show your teeth the love they deserve and they’ll thank you with a lifetime of happy, healthy-looking smiles!