how often do you change your toothbrush?

United States
July 19, 2008 12:26pm CST
some dentists recommend every two months for the sake of bacteria. the brush may not be that worn out but unless you boil it often it's good to start over with a clean new toothbrush. i have changed to a new toothbrush every two months. and sometimes once a month. but sometimes i let it slide and don't change for several months. how about you?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I don't change mine as often as I should. I actually have more than one though. I have one in the upstairs bathroom, one in the shower, and one that I take with me when I travel.
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• United States
19 Jul 08
one in the shower? quite interesting. but hey if that helps you take care of your teeth you go with what works. :D
@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Jul 08
Hi there greenglitterturtle I change mine and my childrens toothbrushes at the same time so that I don't forget and that is every three months as I believe this is recommended. I always buy the same pack of 4 as there are 4 of us and we keep to the same colour - mine is always green!!
• United States
25 Jul 08
hello humbug25 that is so very organized and a good way to do it. you are on top of it.
@Humbug25 (12551)
25 Jul 08
I have to be as I am a single mum to 3 young boys but loving it and wouldn't have things any other way!!
@hezoid (2149)
2 Aug 08
My toothbrush is an electric one so the head has a colour on it that fades when it's time to change it. I reckon itd about every 3 months. I think that's what dentists recommend isnt it?
• United States
2 Aug 08
3 months is fine. my dentist told me every month, my sister's dentist told her every 2 months. and other's have said what you're dentist said. it's all good as long as you do it around that time period. that's cool how your's changes color. happy brushing.
• United States
24 Jul 08
Well I do change its ervy 2 months but, So far I still havent changed it,and its been 3 1/2 months.But I'll change it now.
• United States
24 Jul 08
what a trouper. you're a credit to good dental hygiene. happy brushing.
@kuirqs (512)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
I change mine every three months. I forgot to change it the start of July though. Thanks for reminding me!
• United States
19 Jul 08
three months isn't bad. and your welcome for the reminder. i changed mine a few days ago so i'm good.