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It’s important to change your toothbrush regularly. That’s right—your toothbrush doesn’t last forever. In fact, using a worn-down and infected toothbrush can cause more harm than good. So, it’s important to replace it when recommended. To help you, our dentist, Dr. Matthew Tuft, is happy to list the times when it’s best to replace your toothbrush in Meridian, Idaho.

-Replace your toothbrush after you have been using it for 3-4 months.

-Replace your toothbrush once the bristles have been worn down or frayed.

-Replace your toothbrush after you have been sick or after you are not feeling well.

If you use an electric toothbrush, you shouldn’t replace the entire tool. In fact, you only need to replace the head of the brush. Replacing the entire brush can be expensive. If you’re worried about sanitizing your toothbrush, it’s not necessary. However, you’re more than welcome to kill the germs on your brush by soaking it in antibacterial mouthwash. But remember: It’s always best to replace the brush after you have been sick.

Do you have any questions about when to change your toothbrush? If so, please reach out to Copperstone Dental at 208•376•5499 when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be afraid to call us. We look forward to your phone call!