A toothbrush is an essential item that every single person owns in their household. Whether it is an electric one or a regular drug store brand toothbrush they all hold the same purpose, which is to clean those pearly white things we know as our teeth.
While we brush our teeth at least 2-3 times a day, it is important to stay alert of this one specific thing. Toothbrushes actually grow old. With that being said, it is essential to constantly buy new ones.
If one holds onto their toothbrush for too long there are many things that could happen. The bristles on the brush can flare out, which can cause damage to the gum line and teeth over time. When the brush is no longer in great condition, it does not work as well either.
According to Bryan J. Frantz, D.M.D., president of the American Academy of Periodontology, “The bristles are designed to help clean in between the teeth. When you have wear and tear, you lose the effect of the brush from a mechanical point of view.”
In order to avoid this issue, it is best to change your brush around every two to three months to ensure your teeth stay in pristine condition.