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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Dec 27, 2022

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

Good oral hygiene is the key to leading a healthier life. In order to attain absolute protection from germs and bacteria, it is essential to brush and floss, twice a day. 

When it comes to brushing the teeth, an electric toothbrush is far more efficient in ensuring a quicker, easier, and more effective cleanse. It helps in whisking away stuck food residues and plaque deep within the tiny gaps between the teeth. 

However, it is known that a toothbrush, be it a manual or an electric one, is not meant to last forever. It is necessary to replace the brush heads after a given time. This helps in maintaining the hygiene levels of the toothbrush and further prevents the spread of any infection. 

When To Change The Toothbrush? 

As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a toothbrush should be replaced after every 3-4 months. One should replace it earlier if the bristles of the same have frayed out. 

In the case of an electric toothbrush, one can just replace the brush heads instead of changing the entire brush. ORACURA® brush heads and other accessories are easily available on the website. The decision of when to change the toothbrush depends on the condition of your toothbrush. If required, one should replace it earlier to ensure effective and thorough cleaning of the teeth. 

Along with this, always make sure to purchase a smart brush with soft bristles. Hard bristles can damage the outer protective layer i.e. enamel of the tooth, causing more harm than good. It is recommended to brush gently twice a day for the dentist's recommended duration of 2 minutes. An electric smart toothbrush comes with automatic timer assistance to help you avoid over or under-brushing the teeth. 

Pro Tip: Mark the date on the calendar when you begin to use your toothbrush. This will work as a reminder of when it'll be time to replace the toothbrush/brush head again. 

How To Properly Maintain Your Toothbrush? 

For a better lifespan of your dental care tools, it is recommended to store and maintain your smart toothbrush in a proper way. Make sure to thoroughly clean the brush heads after every brushing session to avoid the build-up of germs and bacteria. 

Our SB300 automatic toothbrush comes with a protective case, making it ideal for travel use. Make sure to clean the product's external surfaces. Store it upright in a cool and dry place. Along with this, it is important to not store two oral care solutions very close to each other to avoid the spread of bacteria. 

Most of the electric brushes in the market come with a warranty period. This provides the consumers a great value for money, making it an ideal investment for your oral health. 

It is always advisable to use an electric brush over a manual toothbrush and just replace the brush heads, to ensure effective oral care while keeping plastic waste under control. An Electric toothbrush is a good investment in all!

For better oral and overall health, maintain a healthy & nutritional diet followed by a regular visit to the dentist for oral health checkups.