Toothbrushes Are Not Forever!

Toothbrushes Among Items That Cannot Be Used Indefinitely.

Money Talks News (12/8) includes toothbrushes in a list of eight items that cannot be stored or used indefinitely. “Just because your dentist gives you a new toothbrush every six months doesn’t mean you can use that brush the entire time between visits,” the article states, recommending people “change brushes every three months.”

        The ADA recommends replacing toothbrushes every three to four months. MouthHealthy.org and the Oral Health Topics on ADA.org provide additional information on toothbrush care for patients and for dental professionals. In addition, the ADA provides a list of toothbrushes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.