We are so conscious when it comes to our health and beauty. Checking expiry dates, replacing old products, and what not! However, we hardly pay any attention to the daily routine of brushing our teeth. Take a moment and think – when was the last time you replaced your toothbrush? Can’t remember, can you?
Everyone strives to achieve that perfectly clean white smile but few pay attention to the condition of their toothbrush. According to experts, for optimal dental hygiene, it is very essential to replace your toothbrush on time. If you don’t, it could lead to some seriously unpleasant problems with your mouth.
But when is the right time to throw away the old toothbrush and get a new one? Let’s find out!
The simplest way to know if it’s time to dispose of your toothbrush is to assess the state of its bristles. If the bristles are bent, matted, or frayed, toss it out.
As per the American Dental Association, you should replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months. But many people tend to ignore this suggestion which is not at all good for their dental health.