How often should I change my electric toothbrush head?

How often should I change my Philips Sonicare toothbrush head?

It is recommended to replace your Philips Sonicare Brush Head every three months of normal use (brushing twice a day) or when the blue indicator bristles wear out. One reason is because brush heads can get weary and will be less effective in removing plague.

How often should I clean my electric toothbrush?

In addition to the tips above, you should rinse your electric toothbrush every day with tap water after use to remove toothpaste and debris. Don’t over-brush. Putting too much pressure on your toothbrush can cause the bristles to wear out more quickly and be less effective when cleaning.

What is the lifespan of an electric toothbrush?

It is recommended that you replace the head of an electric toothbrush about every 12 weeks. When compared to their manual counterpart, electric brush heads tend to have shorter bristles. This makes it more likely that they will become worn even faster.

Why does my electric toothbrush smell bad?

The accumulated water and protein-laden water drips down and there are enough nutrients in that water to allow bacteria and mold to grow [sic]. Which all sounds about right: Gunk and mold thrive wherever water sits stagnant—say, the base of the toothbrush, or where the head is attached.

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When should I replace my electric toothbrush?

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people should change their toothbrush (or the head on an electric toothbrush) about every three months.

How do I reset my Philips Sonicare toothbrush?

Instructions on how to reset your Sonicare toothbrush

  1. Place your handle on the charger. …
  2. Press and hold the power button together with the intensity button (intensity up) and the mode button for at least 2 seconds.
  3. You will hear 3 beeps and see the battery light flashing green.

Why should I change my toothbrush every 3 months?

Research shows that a new toothbrush can remove more plaque than one that is worn out. As the bristles become worn they become more prone to bacterial or fungal growth. Using a toothbrush more than three months might give you dental problems, halitosis or bad breath. Worn out bristles can cause gum bleeding.