Eeek. I know I’m guilty of this. I’ve had the same toothbrush for at least a year now…and according to the experts it should have been replaced several times by now.
The reason is, that while your toothbrush is great for removing bacteria when you rinse it off, those germs don’t all get washed away.
Some bacteria can still be left on the brush and it’s for this reason your toothbrush needs to be replaced several times a year.
It is suggested that your replace your toothbrush every three months.
Maybe you don’t keep track of time well. An indicator that it’s time to replace your toothbrush is when the bristles become fanned out. At that point it is not cleaning your teeth properly.
Guess I need to make a stop at the drug store on my way home from work today!!!