A 21-year-old female asked:
how often should i replace my manual toothbrush?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Cosgrove answered
25 years experience Dentistry
3 months: It is recommended that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months.
Answered on Jan 3, 2014
Dr. James Wright answered
32 years experience Dentistry
It varies: With some of the new uv light sterilizers you may get extra life out of your toothbrush. My rule of thumb is, if you see the bristles bending outwards, replace it. You may be biting your toothbrush when you brush and may have to replace it more often. Have you considered an electric toothbrush? They are far more effective than a manual.
Answered on May 10, 2013
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