when is it appropriate to change the head of an electric toothbrush

When is it Appropriate to Change the Head of an Electric Toothbrush?

Your dentist will recommend that the head of your electric toothbrush regularly. This will help to prevent a buildup of germs and bacteria on your toothbrush and on your teeth. What are some general guidelines that should be followed at all times?

– Most toothbrush heads should be replaced every three to four months.

– They should be purchased if the existing one has become worn.

– Those suffering from oral health issues should change the head more frequently.

“Just like a regular toothbrush, approximately every three months is still the standard for it to be swapped out.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.