How often should you change your toothbrush?

Tips for a squeaky clean toothbrush

To take care of your toothbrush and teeth, it’s important to use your toothbrush the way it is meant to by rinsing it with tap water and letting it air dry.

Store your toothbrush in an upright position, if you’re really fastidious about dental care, soak your toothbrush in mouthwash as it is an antiseptic so works well as a mouthwash soak,

It is recommended that you change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head every 3 months. This is just a guide and mostly depends on what type of brusher you are. If you notice that the bristles are flailing about in different directions, it’s time for a new one!

Some toothbrushes have coloured indicator bristles, which wear out when it’s time for a replacement. Another good reminder is to change every time you have a dental check up (providing you go every 6 months) and then again midway before the next appointment. Or time the change with the start of every season, a change in the weather means time for a toothbrush change!