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Do you ever get confused about when to replace your child’s cute little toothbrush? If so, then our Orem Pediatric Dentistry team is more than happy to clear that confusion! It’s best to replace your child’s toothbrush:

-After 3-4 months: After 3-4 months of wear and tear, the toothbrush is no longer effective at removing plaque from the teeth and gums compared to new toothbrushes, according to recent studies. Also, your child’s toothbrush tends to harbor germs and bacteria, so it’s best to replace the brush so your child is not vulnerable to those harmful substances.

-When the bristles are frayed: It’s best to replace your child’s toothbrush when the bristles are frayed because once the bristles are worn out, they won’t properly clean the smile. In addition, it’s best to replace the brush when the bristles are frayed because then they won’t harm or damage your child’s gums.

-After they’ve been sick: It’s very important to replace your child’s toothbrush after they have been sick. If you don’t, the bacteria will live in the brush and will increase your child’s chances of becoming infected with the sickness once again.

If you replace your child’s toothbrush at these times, then your child will have the best tool possible to properly clean their smile each day. For more information and details about when to replace your child’s toothbrush in Orem, Utah, please call our office at 801-802-7200. Your dentist, Dr. R. Bruce Howell, and our dental team are more than happy to help you in any way we can!