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When Should You Change the Head of Your Electric Toothbrush?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of an electric toothbrush. Whether manual or electric, the bristles of a toothbrush tend to wear and degrade. The brush head of an electric toothbrush is made of several bristles clustered together. Continued use of an electric toothbrush wears it out. You are supposed to replace the head of your electric toothbrush after three months because after that period, the bristles will be worn out, and you will not be able to clean your teeth effectively. Here are common signs to let you know you need to replace the head of your electric toothbrush and why.

Signs You Need to Change Your Electric Toothbrush

There comes a time when the bristles on your electric toothbrush split, fray, or are no longer in the right formation. If you notice this, it is time for you to replace the head. This is the most common indicator of a worn-out toothbrush. However, it is not always the case of waiting until the head of your toothbrush looks worn out, as sometimes you can fail to notice the damage on the bristles.

It is highly recommended that you replace your toothbrush immediately after you notice signs of wearing out on its head. This is even when you have not used it for over three months. The durability of a toothbrush depends on quality, and some tend to wear out even before the recommended three-month period. In most cases, however, the bristles of a toothbrush hold in shape firmly for three months. Continuing to use a damaged toothbrush will result in substandard cleaning that increases the risk of infections. It is better to replace it on time.

Change Your Electric Toothbrush Frequently

The extended use of the same toothbrush head will result in deformation of its bristles, hence ineffective cleaning. Similarly, brushing with too much pressure can often lead to wearing out of toothbrush heads faster than usual. It is important to note that damaged toothbrush bristles do more harm than good to your teeth and gums. This is why it is always important to replace the head of your electric toothbrush within three months or less. Seek professional expertise from our dentist for more information on how to manage your toothbrush.

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