We all know the importance of dental hygiene and the need to brush our teeth twice a day at least and to be honest a reasonable percentage of people do actually do this. However, there is one thing that people do less often and that is changing their tooth brush on a regular basis. This in itself is a major problem and to stress why it is important we can look at reasons why you should change your tooth brush every 3 months.
Your tooth brush becomes worn down.
After some 3 months your tooth brush is going to be worn down and that does mean that it is not going to be as effective as it could be when it comes to getting rid of that food in our mouth. It will also not remove plaque from near the gums, so you are at risk of developing gum disease as a direct result. The reason for this is because the bristles are not just going to be worn down, but they are also going to be out of place and that is why it is no longer as effective as it perhaps could be. It might be able to get some surface material off, but the harmful stuff is still going to be on there and that is where the problems can come in.