When Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

It seems like everyone had a very merry covid Christmas. Up and down my social media timelines, I’ve been seeing people coming out of self-quarantine/isolation due to being sick. The debates and back and forth finger-pointing of who is or isn’t the reason for the surge is at full speed. It’s all madness. The U.S. center for disease control basically revealed that their guidelines are based on the influence of capitalism. Shocker! At this point, nothing is a surprise. Whether you’ve been sick or not, I’m just popping in to remind you to change your toothbrush.

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?


  • You should change your toothbrush or electric brush head every 3 to 4 months.
  • If you notice your bristles are frayed or torn, the brush should be changed before 3 months.
  • If you’ve had a recent illness or share a toothbrush holder with someone who was recently ill, you should get a new toothbrush.
  • If you learn of someone is using your toothbrush, change it immediately. Gross!

Your toothbrush is your main defense against preventing oral disease. If you’re using your toothbrush past its recommended lifespan, you’re inhibiting your ability to effectively remove plaque bacteria. I recommend purchasing a value pack of your favorite brush so that you may have a new toothbrush ready to go when it’s time to change it.

For the rest of the year and forward, my wish for you all is that you stay healthy and remember to take care of your teeth. Oral health matters and so do you!


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