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When to Know it's Time to Replace Your Toothbrush!

There are telltale signs it's time to replace your toothbrush. Can you recognize them?

  1. There is a pink or black hue to the bristles. This indicates mold.

  2. The bristles are falling out.

  3. You were recently sick.

  4. The toothbrush has a strange or foul smell.

  5. Your teeth don't feel clean when you're done brushing, you feel like they're still wearing "fuzzy slippers."

  6. You notice plaque around the gum-line.

  7. You forgot the last time you replaced it.

When in doubt, throw it out! The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush, or toothbrush head every 3-4 months. Not only does this keep your oral hygiene in top-notch condition, but it also helps keep you healthy.

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