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How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?

Even though you know that your toothbrush needs to be changed regularly, you might not know when to replace it. Your toothbrush needs to be replaced every twelve weeks or less depending on the type and brand. Keeping your dental health afloat is necessary. At Sundance Dental Clinic, we use modern technology and machinery to treat our patients. Our dentists emphasize preventative dentistry and suggest that protection is better than impending toothaches. Regular check-ups and cleaning are crucial to retaining your beautiful smile and healthy gums. We offer teeth cleaning, root canal therapy, children’s dentistry, white fillings, wisdom teeth removal and dental implants.


Why Should I Change My Toothbrush? 


Brushing your teeth with a toothbrush helps fight gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay. Using brushes with straight bristles and an easy-to-hold handle will help you reach the gaps in your teeth and clean them thoroughly. Using an old brush with softer bristles might help remove food stuck between your teeth but will not help clear the bacteria. To avoid brushing with softer and inefficient bristles, the best thing to do is to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. If your toothbrush isn’t stiff, you need to dispose of it and get a new one. Brushing with the same toothbrush will cause plaque to accumulate inside your mouth and cause faster tooth decay and foul breath.


If anyone in your family has been ill, change their toothbrush and also the toothbrushes of other family members. Viral and bacterial infections rapidly spread and these can be avoided by changing old toothbrushes. Make sure that you change your child’s toothbrush more often as children tend to gnaw on the bristles while brushing, which might mash the bristles and make them incompetent for further use. Ensure not to use someone else's brush as everyone's mouth has different bacteria and it's better to be safe than sorry. Also, you must brush twice daily to avoid any dental problems, but if you don't do it with a proper brush, it is of no use. Get more suggestions from your dentist about when you should ideally replace your present toothbrush with a new one.


Get in touch with our team at Sundance Dental Clinic and schedule a dental appointment today with our highly experienced Dentists in Calgary SE and SW!