By: Red Hot Mamas
Published: December 13, 2017
Dear Red Hot Mamas,
I know you deal with teeth at menopause so I hope my question doesn’t seem odd. I want to know how often I need to change my toothbrush. Should I wait until it’s worn down to the bristles? Thanks for your help.
According the American Dental Association, they suggest you throw your toothbrush away every three to four months. As the bristles fray, harmful microbes may collect and these can cause an upsurge in your getting sick. The bacteria that live in your mouth and collects on your toothbrush can also cause cavities and gum disease. So, to answer your question, toss out that toothbrush before it gets worn down.
Hope this is of help to you.