Doctor insights on: When to change toothbrush after strep
Changed daughter's toothbrush 48 hrs after began meds for strep. Other daughter accidentally used that toothbrush a few days later. Should she be ok?
When do I need to change my toothbrush after strep and or cold? Do I do before, during or after taking antibiotics?
TOOTH BRUSH AND COLD: Recent studies had proved that it is unnecessary to toss tooth brushes if a person is suffering from strep throat or cold. You only get rid of them if the bristles are worn off. Keep using your tooth brush while you are taking antibiotics for the strep. Just follow the regular cleaning and serialization after you use it. You could just dip it in 3%hydrogen peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I finished zpack Monday for strep. My throat started hurting again today and I realized I didn't change my toothbrush. Can I have strep again?
One kid had strep Wed. Had 2 doses of antib. Wed and one thurs morn. She brushed her teeth 3x w a new toothbrush and tonight youngest used that brush?
Not smart: Sharing a toothbrush is never a good idea, especially if one of the people involved has a virulent bacterial infection. Make sure both children have their own toothbrushes. Make sue antibiotics are taken exactly as directed until all the medication is gone. Replace toothbrushes 4x/year, at the start of each season. Replace toothbrush after recovering from illness. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I recently got diagnosed with strep throat and I used a toothbrush to get rid of some of the white patches. It started bleeding. Will I be ok?
Every 3 months: I recommend every 3 months.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not that necessary: Cold sores/herpes are quite common and can be contagious. Changing your tooth brush every 3 months or so is recommended for dental care, but not that necessary for cold sore prevention (assuming u r not sharing toothbrush). The virus that is causing your recurrent sores comes from your own body/nerve, not toothbrush. There are medicines to suppress them if you have frequent recurrences. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should you change your toothbrush? Every 3 months? Its been 4 months and I just changed my toothbrush, is it ok?
I wear invisalign retainers at night after my invisalign treatment. Should I change my toothbrush every month/more frequently since I wear these?
I just began treating my h.pylori with a 14 day regimen of 2 antibiotics and prilosec. At what point would be best to change my toothbrush head?
Yes: Until I started useing the electric myself I thought the manuel was as good. But it is not. The electric is much more effective. ...Read more
No: If the bristles were that color when you got the brush and it is an ada accepted brush, it's safe. If they were once white and are now pink, you could have periodontal disease since its probably blood. ...Read more
Depends: With any toothbrush, the key is consistency and proper technique. Don't be fooled into thinking that an electric toothbrush will do the job for you, you still have to make sure to get to all your teeth and all the surfaces. A manual toothbrush used properly can be just as good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer