Posted on 10/24/2022 by Pacific Maxillofacial Center
For most people, changing the toothbrush comes to them after the bristles have been completely used and destroyed, but it is too late at this stage. Toothbrushes are a major commodity and essential in our dental care lifestyle. Without a toothbrush, we may achieve very little in caring for our teeth.
Factors to Consider in Changing the Toothbrush
While using the toothbrush, the bristles weaken by losing their resistance, allowing them to eliminate any stuck food particles or plaque between the teeth. However, they are not needed at their weak level since they cannot perform adequately.
Also, it is important to know the bacteria and fungi that may form and stick on the tooth bristles, especially weak toothbrush bristles. Most toothbrushes are usually wet; this moist environment creates a space for bacteria and fungus to thrive. Also, most of the toothbrushes are in the bathroom, an always wet place, hence the accumulation of fungi and bacteria.
So How Often Should the Toothbrush be changed?
A dental expert advice a maximum of 60 days is the required period to use a toothbrush. After that, the person using it should dispose of it. Considering that the possibility of bacterial and fungal attacks on the toothbrush bristles is eminent, replacing the toothbrush is important.
Additionally, in case the individual experience dental problems such as mouth sores, severe pain in the teeth, the occurrence of bad smells, and blisters on the gums, they should replace the toothbrush. These issues may indicate that the toothbrush's resistance to removing plaques while brushing is weak, hence the arising of these issues.
Generally, the hygiene nature of the toothbrush can prevent many dental problems from arising, thus maintaining an individual's oral health. Replacing the toothbrush is key in preventing these issues from arising.
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