Do you change your toothbrush frequently?

China
October 29, 2009 2:29am CST
It is said when the toothbrush is used for a month, bacteria will stick to the brush, which tend to result in various illness in the mouth, even infect blood through bruises, resulting in other diseases. The mug must also be cleaned thoroughly every day. At home, we had better prepare some spare ones for guests to avoid interinfection. Do you change your toothbrush frequently?
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@marguicha (82945)
• Chile
29 Oct 09
I change often toothbrush. Probably it´s about once in a month although I can´t say because I have more than one. I use 2 normal toothbrushes plus an electric one. I also have new brushes just in case a guest needs a toothbrush. And I have special, extras for my grandkids. Take care!
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
29 Oct 09
Yeah, we can keep fit if we change our toothbrushs frequently. According to specialists, people should change toothbrushes every three months because the bacteria you brush off your teeth everyday doesn't get killed when you brush. In fact, brushing regularly will help us maintain a healthy smile. But that smile won't last long if people don't take proper care of their toothbrush and switch to a new one more frequently. It is a good way to prepare some spare ones for guests to avoid interinfection.
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@gongdong (24)
• China
29 Oct 09
Thank you for telling me about this.It is a pity i do not change my toothbruch each month.It is important to have a good habit during our life,for ourself,our family and the whole society.thank you,i will adopt your suggestion.
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@bluray (408)
• Singapore
29 Oct 09
yes I do change my toothbrush once in 2 months.Its a great piece of advice.toothbrush is really a place for the bacteria to thrive which may become the cause of many illness.
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• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Wow really? good info there good thing my parents always buy me 2~3 toothbrushes every 2 months... so i really have to change it or else my romm will be full of it haha ^^V thanks
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@simonelee (2721)
• China
30 Oct 09
Not as frequent as every two months but I do change it if i see discoloration. I brush hard so my tooth brush won't last long. Yes, your right. bacteria easily luge when the container was not properly clean and drained. As I observed the tip of the handle of the brush darkened due to molds.
@lindiebiz (1014)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
Doctors recommend that you change your toothbrush every three months and that is what i do.
@kykidd (6823)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I have a tendency to change my toothbrush whenever the old one gets worn out. It usually seems that my toothbrushes last about two months. That is a little bit longer than you have stated here in this discussion, but it is whenever the bristles get worn out that I will change my toothbrush. I don't see any reason to change it before that. As far as bacteria goes, I wonder if it doesn't always stick to our toothbrush, even when it is brand new. I read an article that stated that we need to keep our toothbrush seven feet away from the toilet stool. Most bathrooms aren't even big enough to keep them this far away. Even if you have a pretty good sized bathroom, the location of your toothbrush is usually still going to be in closer proximity. So, I guess we just have to decide for ourselves what works best. I know if I have a cold, I will try to either boil my toothbrush or at least rinse it in hot water from time to time. I wonder if other people do this as well?
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
My dentist told me to change my toothbrush every three months because the bristles will not be very effective due to wear and tear. In my family, we do not use each other's toothbrush and we use floss. Dental hygiene is very important and so you should be very careful with our toothbrush. If you ever had a toothache, you would know what I am talking about.
@sunning (24)
• China
30 Oct 09
Thank you !I nearly forgot it.It's time for shopping now!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I tend to change our toothbrushes a lot. I can be a toothbrush fanatic. My kids seem to wear out their toothbrushes pretty quickly so we are always changing them.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
29 Oct 09
zhuhuifen46, Studies advocate that we should change our toothbrushes every 3-4 months. But if we have oral hygiene problems then 2-3 weeks. However, the electric toothbrush advocates changing the brush head every 6 months. As for cleaning our toothbrushes, I would not recommend some ideas like microwaving or putting in a dishwasher as these will affect the plastics composites on the bristles which is even more hazardous at the end of the day. I feel that our current practice of oral hygiene and changing of toothbrush should be sufficient to overcome any health hazards. Take care.