To ensure the incomparable dental health and a healthy irresistible smile, it is essential to brush your teeth with a good toothbrush with soft, gentle bristles and fluoride toothpaste twice a day; in the morning and before bed. However, the purpose of brushing twice daily, which is to ensure strong, sparkling white teeth and fresh breath will be defeated if your toothbrush is not properly suited for the task of cleaning your teeth.
Dentists around the world have come to the agreement that toothbrushes should be changed at three-month intervals. To help you stick to this time frame, some pretty smart toothbrushes have been manufactured to help you keep your teeth clean, while still helping you keep in mind when your next toothbrush is due. Some toothbrushes come with special blue or green colorations on their bristles which fade away with use. When the color fades to a certain extent or fades away totally in some brushes, then it’s time for you to get a new toothbrush.
Also, if the bristles of your toothbrush become splayed, worn or discomforting over time, then you might have to purchase a new toothbrush to avoid hurting your gums. Remember to always by soft or medium-bristled toothbrushes to help prevent bleeding gums and mouths which may be cursed by harsh toothbrushes.
The actual reason why dentists think toothbrushes shouldn’t be used for more than three months at a stretch is that: as we brush our teeth every day, some dirt, food particles and microorganisms are shed onto our toothbrushes. Though we may rinse out toothbrushes after use, we may not be able to actually completely eradicate these microorganisms from our toothbrushes, and continuous usage of toothbrushes beyond three months may cause an unbearable accumulation of microorganisms on our toothbrushes. What is supposed to be our best friend in maintaining our personal oral hygiene may then turn out to be the worst enemy of our beautiful smiles.
Therefore, never forget to change your toothbrush every three months and if you can get an electric toothbrush, you may be able to use that for a while longer. Keep your teeth clean, and keep your smile bright!