Brushing can reduce the growth of bacteria, care for the health of the gums, reduce the phenomenon of breath, bleeding gums, etc., to achieve healthy teeth and teeth;
However, many people do not know that if the brush of the electric toothbrush is not replaced for a long time, the bristles will produce a large number of bacteria, which hurts their health.
Whether we use a traditional toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, when the bristles fade, harden, split, etc., it is a reminder that we need to change the toothbrush or toothbrush head in time.
The bristles are usually made of synthetic fibers and will gradually harden during use;
After the new toothbrush is used for 3-4 weeks, a variety of bacteria will multiply; in the case of improper use and excessive force, the use of the toothbrush will decrease linearly;
If you do not change the toothbrush or bristles for a long time, the toothbrush head is too hard, which can easily lead to periodontitis, making the gums very sensitive and fragile, and easy to bleed.
How often should an electric toothbrush be replaced?
Many studies have confirmed that in general use, three months of toothbrush combat power is still possible, and the effect of removing plaque is not inferior to the new toothbrush.
The toothbrush head of the electric toothbrush must not be replaced after three months.
However, the longer the toothbrush is used, the more bacteria are accumulated in the bristles. From a hygienic point of view, the dentist recommends that the brush head be replaced regularly for 1-3 months.
However, in the following exceptional cases, you need to replace the new electric toothbrush or toothbrush head as required:
1. For people with inflammation of the mouth, low body immunity, and organ transplant surgery, it is recommended to change a new toothbrush every month;
2, patients with colds and colds, should also replace the new toothbrush after the recovery, to avoid bacterial re-infection.
3. Healthy people change at least once a quarter, and those who have the conditions change every other month. At the same time, the toothbrush is often cleaned and disinfected.