Posted on May 22, 2023 · Posted in Blog, General, Memo Plus Gold, Personal


Most children learn by the time they are in elementary school that they should brush their teeth twice every day. But many adults still have no idea how often they should replace their toothbrushes.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush every three months or sooner if the bristles become frayed.

Bacteria Buildup. 

After you brush your teeth, bacteria and plaque inhabit your toothbrush. In a similar way, the dirt is transferred to a sponge when you do cleaning, bacteria also become transferred to toothbrushes. The longer you use a certain toothbrush, the more bacteria will accumulate in the brush.

Worn Out Bristles. 

Another reason you should change your toothbrush every three months is that over time, the bristles will wear out. Worn-out bristles tend to be more abrasive on your gums, which can lead to premature gum recession and inflammation in your gums.

After Sickness. 

If you are dealing with a cold, flu, or other viral infection, you should change your toothbrush to avoid reinfecting yourself. Viruses and bacteria can remain in your toothbrush bristles, leading to cross-contamination into your family’s toothbrushes or reinfection. Replace your toothbrush with a new one after a cold or illness.

Signs to Replace Your Toothbrush 

You might need to replace your toothbrush sooner than three months. If you brush with too much pressure, you will probably notice your bristles becoming worn out before three months. As soon as you realize that your toothbrush bristles are pointing in the wrong direction or becoming worn down, replace the toothbrush immediately.

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean is simple

Just give it a good rinse after use, then let it air dry. Do not store your toothbrush in a small and enclosed space, as this can stimulate the growth of bacteria. If you store your toothbrush in a cup or toothbrush holder, do not let your toothbrush touch other toothbrushes as they can transfer bacteria. Do not use cleaning agents to clean your toothbrush. This can cause more harm to your teeth and gums.

Some people try to sterilize their toothbrushes by boiling, microwaving, or washing them in a dishwasher. Exposing your toothbrush to excessive heat can warp your brush’s bristles, making them less effective at cleaning your teeth. 

As usual, we remind you to take your Memo Plus Gold daily. It will help to keep you alert and mentally sharp. 

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