If you’re not sure when to replace your toothbrush, our dentist, Dr. Haleh Karimian, is more than happy to help you. Replacing your toothbrush is very important because a worn-down and infected toothbrush isn’t as helpful as you think it is. So, please remember to replace your toothbrush at the following times:
-When you have used it for 3-4 months
-When the bristles have been worn down or frayed
-After you have been sick or after you are not feeling well
If you use an electric toothbrush, you don’t need to replace the entire brush. You can just replace the toothbrush head and you should be fine. If you’re worried about sanitizing your toothbrush, you’re more than welcome to kill the germs on your brush by soaking it in antibacterial mouthwash. You can also use a handy toothbrush sanitizer. However, sanitizing your toothbrush isn’t necessary. According to the American Dental Association, the germs on your toothbrush aren’t harmful to your oral or overall health.
For more information and details about when to replace your toothbrush in Morgan Hill, California, please contact Cosmo Dental Office at 408-779-9393 when you have the chance. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment if you’re due for your six-month checkups. If you have visited our office before, you know we are happy to provide you with the new toothbrush you need. We look forward to helping you!