March 11, 2014
Tooth brushing Mistake No.10: “Not Changing the Toothbrush Often Enough”
You might have a favorite toothbrush that you have used for years and just love the color and the feel of it, but this might not be the right thing to do. Old toothbrushes do not do your teeth any favors at all. The bristles become worn down and distorted and even fall out – leaving you with a matted mass of thriving bacteria that are just waiting to chew into your teeth.
If you have been cleaning your teeth for the statutory 4 minutes a day you will have certainly got the extra mile out of your toothbrush. Neither your dentist nor your teeth would like this at all. If the toothbrush is more than 3 months old, it is definitely time for retirement. At this point in time it may well be worth reflecting on the type of toothbrush you have been using and ask yourself if it has been doing the job of effectively cleaning your teeth.
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