We all know the importance of dental hygiene and the need to brush our teeth twice a day at least and to be honest a reasonable percentage of people do actually do this. However, there is one thing that people do less often and that is changing their tooth brush on a regular basis. This in itself is a major problem and to stress why it is important we can look at reasons why you should change your tooth brush every 3 months.
Toothbrush play an important everyday role for personal oral hygiene. It play a vital role in plaque control. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important consideration for health oral hygiene. The American Dental association recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately 3-4 month or sooner if the bristles become fray with use some reasons why you should change your toothbrush.
Around three months of usage the tooth brush comes to the end of it’s life and gets to a point where it is no longer effective for cleaning around the tooth surface
Bristles become worn out and frayed.
As the Bristes become worn they become more prone to bacterial or fungal growth.
Worn out Bristles can cause gum bleeding.
Using a toothbrush more than three month might give you dental problem, halitosis or bad breath
A new toothbrush can remove more plaque than one that is worn-out.
It is also important to change tooth brushes after you’ve had a cold, the flu, a mouth infection or a sore throat.
That because germs can hide in toothbrush Bristles and lead to reinfection. Even if you haven’t been been sick fungus and bacteria can develop in the bristles of your tooth brushes -another reason to change your tooth brush regularly.
How can you take care of your tooth brush…?
To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry-out between uses.After using your toothbrush shake it vigorously under tap water and store it in on upright position so that it can air out.
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