Your toothbrush is specially designed with you in mind. The bristles are attached in such a way as to remove items from the surface of your teeth. Without the bristles, food would be able to build up. The longer carbohydrates and other foods stay on the surface of your teeth the more opportunity for decay to happen.
The toothbrush has been around since 3000 BC with just a little bit different design, and while your toothbrush is designed to help you out, it needs to sometimes be changed out. You might be guilty of holding on to your toothbrush for years, but that is not ideal.
The important job of your toothbrush is important and having a top-notch tool to get the job done is even more important. You might be asking yourself, how often should you change out your toothbrush? Or how do you know if your toothbrush is no longer doing the job that it should be doing?
It is recommended by The American Dental Association that you change out your toothbrush every 3 – 4 months. This ensures that the bristles are not worn down and that bacteria, has not built up. And during cold and flu season, if you find yourself ill, change that toothbrush, too.
For more information on your smile, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team!