Replace the Toothbrush Every 2-3 Months
Unpleasant taste in your mouth or bad breath may be caused by mere jamming of food fragments between and under your teeth. This, in turn, might happen due to an obsolete toothbrush that should be replaced for a new one every two or three months. If it’s more than that, your old brush becomes not only useless but pretty harmful as it only pushes bacteria deeper into your teeth and gums.
Correct brushing is not a blind sprint; it is a process that requires thoroughness and patience. Dentists recommend to brush teeth, gums, and even your tongue gently and with orbital movements. Position your toothbrush at an angle of 45 degrees and hold it firmly but not too strong either. This advice also refers to electric brushes. The intensity of your brushing has a direct impact on how often you will be changing the head of your electric tool. So it’s a good idea to stock up a pair of spare heads beforehand; it is much better than the last-minute awareness that the head needs urgent replacement.