For Our Teeth's Sake...:-)

using toothbrush - toothbrush
@add_im (2712)
Philippines
June 1, 2007 4:56am CST
Hello friends, i'm gonna talk here about our personal stuff that we regularly use daily, like for example 'tootbrush' itself. Speaking of toothbrush, do you ever change it with a new ones every after 3 months of using them? or just keep it without changing until it's no longer good using them? Recently, I have searched an article through net about it that in order to maintain a strong teeth and to avoid cavities, we must change our toothbrush to new ones every after 3 months of using them for our teeth's sake.:-) Have you done this already mylotters? If so, please feel free to share it here. Oh by the way, for me personally yeah i've done this already since the past years 'till now during those times I knew about it:-) Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
it is just the manufacturer's way of increasing their sales to maintain regular inventory of their production.it is not he only thing that makes your teeth healthy because each one of us have different tolerance on cavities for some even how much they brush their teeth they would still have cavities.there regions in the world where you would see this or even parts of the u.s and europe where people have more cavities than the other part of the country because of several factors such as water without flourides and the food they eat and even their hygiene habits.the best way to know if you have to change your toothbrush is when the bristles starts to give way and that is the time you chage your brush.
• India
2 Jun 07
well i change my tooth brush every once in a 2 months, that keeps my teeth good in shape...
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Good to know dhoni, keep doing such. Great job! :-)
@derek_a (10894)
1 Jun 07
I am aware that we need to change our toothbrush every three months, and although I keep a new one in the bathroom, I am guilty of forgetting sometimes. My dentist says the the bristles can buckle over time and dig into the gums as well as not clean the teeth so efficiently. You have reminded me that I need to change mine now.. so thanks for posting this discussion. :-)
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
You are welcome derek. Yes exactly what i've found out through by searching the said article about it, and i'm glad i've known it for years now coz if not, i'm sure i'm going to have a bad teeth by now :-) Thanks for sharing.
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@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
i always remind myself that it IS good to change toothbrush every three months. but sometimes i forget. even if i have already bought a replacement for my old toothbrush, i just forget to replace it,LOL! i even have to remind myself again and again to the worn out toothbrush, but well.........
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
Thanks for sharing mari_skye. That is so funny how you easily forget things like such :-) Oh well, just make sure that you won't lose your new toothbrush so you could still have it reserved if in case. :-)
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@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
1 Jun 07
I change them reguarly. I tend to have spare brushes in case of need be or if somebody stays and would like one there's one there(new in a packet of course)... For me personally I have one up stairs and down stairs bathroom and in the shower so as not to forget to brush my teeth, so I'm not particulary sure exactly how long I keep one particular one, I do know the one I use most often gets changed the most....
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
1 Jun 07
i do have one in the bathroom and one in our sink, too. so, i can brush even while having a bath. hehe. and then, brush three times a day in our sink, too. good for the gums and the teeth to clean them regularly with good toothbrushes.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Hello to both of you. That's great to know you have your toothbrushes in every areas of your home which reminds you to do your regular routine in brushing your teeth. :-)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Hi hun! I go to the dentist every six months. Every time I go, he gives me a free toothbrush. They is when I change my manual toothbrush. I also have an electric toothbrush. The toothbrush head for that are almost 30 dollars for two!!! I cannot afford to change that toothbrush head as often. I use the manual tooth brush most of the time anyway. Now that I know I am supposed to be changing toothbrush every three months, I am going to start to do that. We can get them pretty cheap here at places like Big Lots. Thanks for the tip. I appreciate it! Kimberly
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
No problem hun. Thanks also for sharing your views here, that is a good thing you have done this things as well, much better because of your use of electric toothbrush itself. :-)
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• United States
7 Sep 07
Thanks for best response!
@archer1811 (1098)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
I've done that many many years ago, when my dentist told me about this and i regularly visit my dentist too.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
That is good archer, giving a visit to our dentist regularly to have a dental check is a great way maintaining having a good teeth. Thanks for sharing.
@rangics (1334)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
I change my toothbrush every 6 mos. That's my dentist advice. I am also using dental floss to really get all that stuck inside. ;)
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Thanks for sharing rangics, that's okay for as long as we do changed our toothbrush within in a year plus using floss is much better though than using a toothpick itself. :-)
2 Jun 07
Well i change my tooth brsuh evrry 2 months as i luv to bite the bristle while brushing teeth.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Wow, you're some kind of weirdy when it comes to brushing your teeth, LOL :-)...biting it's bristle, so how it taste like? :-)
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
2 Jun 07
In fact, even before the 3 months is up, I would change my toothbrush once the bristles start to fray. I've learnt a very expensive lesson of not keeping your teeth and gums in good shape. I'd to undergo an expensive gum surgery because of my laziness. On top of brushing, now, I would floss and even gargle with a mouthwash. So, it is very wise to change our toothbrush once there is a sign of bristle 'fatigue'......
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
You got it right syain, it's really a must for us to change our toothbrush every once after 3 mos or even before that if possible. Depends on how long your toothbrush bristles stay good. Thanks for sharing.
@marababe (2510)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Hi add im! Yes, I do change my toothbrush but every 2 months. Cos my dentist said if we don't change our toothbrush every 2 or 3 months the bacteria will stay in it and it will just remain in our teeth/mouth. That's why I regularly change mine but recently I forgot that I've been using my toothbrush for more than 3 months now and I just realized it when I got mouth sores. 3 mouth sores. So bad. I can't eat well. I always keep a stock of new toothbrush just in case. :)
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Hello marababe, thanks for sharing. Yes, we should always be reminded to change our toothbrush in the right period of time before we do realize that we have some problems our dental health. :-)
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
2 Jun 07
i change it before the 3 months, im not sure what it is but its more like every month or maybe 2 months. it is important i think hygiene and stuf like that.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Yes, I agree personal hygiene is much more important we could think of. That's great of you, you managed to change your toothbrush even before after 3 mos of using it. Thanks for sharing :-)
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
1 Jun 07
i do change my toothbrush every after two months. my mother always stocks toothbrushes at home in case we need to change it already. it's not that expensive anyway, so, we do it every after two months although dentists say that it can be used within three months.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Wow! so no problem about buying your toothbrush outside coz your mom has reserving new ones for you to use. :-)
1 Jun 07
Hi there, Yes i change my toothbrush every 3 months if not before
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
Hello yamahagirl, that is a good news then. Thanks for sharing :-)
@gberlin (3836)
1 Jun 07
I change my toothbrush about every 3 months because it wears out. Probably brushing too hard. I visit the dentist every 6 months and he gives me a new toothbrush. So I only buy 2 new toothbrushes a year.
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
That's good, we should always remind ourselves in doing so. Thanks for sharing.
@GardenGerty (125764)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I do change my toothbrush regularly. I also change it each time I see the dentist for cleaning, as he gives out a new one. Another very good time to change out your toothbrush is when you have been sick. You want to get rid of the germs that made you sick, so you start with a new toothbrush. Something else you can do for that purpose is to rinse your toothbrush in peroxide on a regular basis. It does help you and your mouth stay healthy.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
Thanks GardenGerty, yes and that's indeed a great idea you have given...to rinse toothbrush in peroxide on a regular basis, thanks for that :-). I believe, this will be a great help and also speaking for maintaining a healthy and a strong teeth, we must take an action upon it immediately. :-)