It is recommended to replace your toothbrush every 3 months- maximum. While this rule is parroted everywhere, there isn’t a whole lot that tells you if electric toothbrushes have a different set of rules when it comes to replacements. So, should electric toothbrushes be replaced every 2-3 months like traditional ones?
The Quick Answer Is Yes
All toothbrushes follow the same replacement rule. Electric toothbrushes are excellent for getting a thorough clean with less effort involved, and fortunately, they are not any less durable when it comes to the health of the bristles! The longevity of your toothbrush largely comes down to how you brush.
Many people feel that pressing down firmly when brushing provides a better clean- but this instead is counterproductive as it both wears down not only your enamel but your bristles as well. No matter if you are using electric or traditional, brushing gently is the way to go. This applies especially to electric toothbrushes in fact, since the entire point of them is that they do a lot of the cleaning work for you!
Electric Toothbrushes Are A Nice Investment Overall
Chances are, if you are buying a decent and reputable electric toothbrush, you can swap out the bristles as needed. This makes the value proposition of an electric toothbrush pretty great we say. Electric toothbrushes clean thoroughly without the scrubbing effort involved of a traditional one to achieve the same results and you are likely to end up with a better clean consistently overall.
If you were on the fence whether or not you should buy an electric toothbrush, there definitely is no harm in taking the plunge! While not totally necessary, you are probably going to enjoy your brushing sessions more.
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