Post # 1
I thought you were supposed to replace it every 3-6 months, or when it gets worn. My husband scoffed at that, says he needs to replace his every month, which makes me think he brushes too hard. I’m just curious what other people do.
Post # 3
I usually do it every six months. I go to the dentist every six months and get a toothbrush there.
Post # 4
I think a good rule of thumb is to buy a new toothbrush every time you get a new tube of toothpaste.
Post # 6
I go to the dentist every year and get a new one then. I’ve never found mine to be worn enough to warrant concern before then. Maybe soft bristle vs. hard bristle plays a role?
Post # 7
I’ve heard every 3 months but the thought of all the bacteria on it makes me cringe, so I do all of ours every month!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I usually replace it every 2-3 months
Post # 9
I definitely brush too hard, but I’ve had a hard time changing the habit. If I brush lighter, I feel like I’m not getting my teeth clean enough, even though I know that’s not necessarily true. I have to replace every month to two months.
Post # 10
Every month. Anything longer seems gross to me.
Post # 11
Whenever the bristles start bending. Not really sure how often that is. I occasionally soak it in Listerine to kill bacteria.
Post # 12
Every month is actually fine, but dentists recommend every 3 months. And yes brushing too hard can damage the tooth enamel. Just be sure to always buy soft bristle toothbrushes.
Dental assist here. =]
Post # 13
I have one of those electric ones where the battery dies when you’re supposed to replace it… so I just do it then. lol
Post # 14
@strawbabies: That’s what we’ve always done.
There is a radio personality in town who has said he uses a new toothbrush every time he brushes his teeth so he’s using 2-3 a day. That’s a bit much, IMO, but I’m sure it’s better than not changing it frequently enough.
Post # 16
I read on a toothbrush wrapping to change it every three months, so I try to stick by that, or when my toothbrush gets worn.
I bought a Violight UV toothbrush sanitizer about a year ago after seeing an ad for their egg shaped ones, so I stick my toothbrush in there about once a week to sanitize it. I assume it works, makes me feel better about my toothbrush anyways!