How often do you change your toothbrush?

China
July 1, 2007 8:53am CST
I began to change my toothbrush every three months since I was a little girl cause I heard its good for your teeth.And I told my parents about it,but they thought its a waste of money and unnecessary.I have sticked to it for more than ten years until now,but only my younger sister accepted my suggestion in my family.So my dear friends,do you think it is necessary?And how often do you change your toothbrush?
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9 responses
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I change my toothbrush when I have my regular checkup with my dentist, which is every 9 months. After each checkup, my dentist gives me a new toothbrush, so I just start using it that night when I brush my teeth.
• China
1 Jul 07
Thank you for response.It sounds good to me.We need professional help in these things.
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
1 Jul 07
I agree we need professional help (in more ways than one. lol). Until my dentist started giving me a new one, I just kept using mine until it looked quite worn. That can take quite a while. So the regular reminder really helps.
• India
17 Jul 07
hahahha.i think i din't ...ahhaha.just kiding..i change it in 2 months.
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
17 Jul 07
i change my toothbrush every two or three months. thats roughly how long it takes for the bristles on my toothbrush to start getting bent and worn out. i feel that when that starts to happen, the toothbrush cannot effectively be used in cleaning my teeth any longer
• India
17 Jul 07
I change my toothbrush every two month or three month.I think using it for a long time is not good for our health.
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
Toothbrush - We use our toothbrushes to clean our teeth.
We use our toothbrushes to clean our teeth. I brush my teeth three times a day. I usually change my toothbrush as soon as the bristles become stiff or bent and that's about 3 months. I learned that more bacteria and other airborne organisms are thriving in the toothbrush if it is not thoroughly rinsed every after use. Just be sure that tooth brush are always covered or placed in a case. It is even advisable to change your toothbrush after getting sick so to prevent bacteria in attacking you again. Also, be aware of where you place the toothbrush in your bathroom to keep it free of bacteria. Experts say that a toothbrush should be kept at least six feet away from your toilet to keep it free of airborne particles when you flush.
• Jamaica
2 Jul 07
I do believe in changing one's toothbrush every 3 months. I think We should do as the dentist suggests and change the at the appropriate time as this may be the best for your oral health.
@lovedude (4454)
• India
1 Jul 07
toothbrush - tooth brush routine life
i do change my tooth brush at every six month.. its really need to change every regular period of time
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
1 Jul 07
I change it about every six months. I don't know how much difference it make though. When I was a kid in a major city I never ever changed my brush only brushed once in a blue moon and lived in a very dirty place. I never had one cavity. But since moving to a small country town I change it every 6 months and brush twice a day I have had a couple cavities. My youngest has horrible teeth and all my kids have had cavities. They brush twice a day and get new brushes every two months. I think water, genetics could play a bigger role than the brush itself?? Don't know though, just what I observed.
@kampo90 (289)
• Antarctica
1 Jul 07
I change my tooth brush every two month it gathers up to much bacteria so its a good idea to change it every 3 month minimum if you want healthy tips unfortonatly not everybody is aware of this fact