Want to know when is the best time to change your toothbrush? Great question! Studies show that you should be changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Of course, this depends on every situation.
If you were recently sick, you should be changing your toothbrush as soon as you get better. When brushing your teeth during a flu or when you are carrying a virus, the germs stay on the toothbrush. This means that you should change it as soon as you are healthy in order to prevent getting sick again.
How often one changes their toothbrush also depends on how rigorously you brush your teeth. If the bristles on your toothbrush get worn out before 3-4 months, then you should change your toothbrush.
Toothbrushes should be stored away from other toothbrushes. This allows for your toothbrush to not contaminate other toothbrushes and vice versa. If you store your toothbrush near others you should change your toothbrush immediately and store it in a separate compartment.
If you are concerned about your oral health and hygiene please feel free to give us a call at (760) 471-9560 to schedule an appointment at our San Marcos office and speak with Dr. Babak Shahrokh.