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  1. #1

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    Default How often do you change your toothbrush?

    I finally got a new toothbrush, to be honest I can't remember the last time I did, so it's gotta be a couple of years at least :P

    I did notice on the back of the new toothbrush it's recommended you change it every three months... seems I failed at that.

    Still most of the reason I never bothered was because I thought it looked ok, maybe a little shaggy, but still alright.



    Seems the new one feels very very different and my teeth *feel* cleaner, although it could just be the placebo effect Also the new one has fancy different shaped bristles compared to the very basic old one:



    So how often do you change your brush?
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    You should change them every 2-3 months. Touch wood, I still haven't had a filling in my 30 years of life!

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    Mines a bit longer about 3-4 months...

    Oh yeah... if you go on holiday to places like Vietnam, or Singapore or Japan... buy a lot of toothpaste on your way home...
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    I change every 2nd month. Never had a filling either, but perhaps thats because I hate sweet things. I have savoury taste buds
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    mines changed on the 16th of every month, the day after payday

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    I change mine once a year :o but I have no filling's either and I don't brush every single day more like every second day well depends what I eat as well so that would call for a extra cleaning.

    I just put it down to what you eat and drink that will rot your teeth I hardly eat lollies & cakes and when I do I brush sometime after. I also don't drink flavored waters & fizzy drinks like coke & Pepsi once in awhile and then it's a clean sometime after it is consumed.

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    I change mine once every 3 months.

    I do use one of those Reach Flossing stick things and change the head on that weekly (it retains its minty flavour and is fine if you wash it.)

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    Interesting... maybe it's just me that lives under this rock and doesn't change his toothbrush.

    I have one filling, but that was caused by a wisdom tooth cracking the tooth next to it, otherwise I'm all good. I do brush regularly, just not with a new toothbrush.

    So is it a conspiracy of Colgate to make you buy new brushes, or is there something more to it?
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    Generally every one or two months. No fillings or teeth problems. I have trouble finding 'hard' brushes so if I end up getting 'medium' it's definitely monthly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Hawk View Post

    So is it a conspiracy of Colgate to make you buy new brushes, or is there something more to it?
    Probably...

    I replace mine when the little indicators have faded to the "replace me" stage (which seems to be about 3-4 months), so in my case, it's a conspiracy from Oral-b.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supafly View Post
    Generally every one or two months. No fillings or teeth problems. I have trouble finding 'hard' brushes so if I end up getting 'medium' it's definitely monthly.
    I've always been told, by dentists (and car detailers, but not women) the softer the better....

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    I have never changed my toothbrush into anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melbmac View Post
    I've always been told, by dentists (and car detailers, but not women) the softer the better....
    Correct. I use to buy the hard/medium one. But because I tend to brush hard already, I'm just disintegrating the enamel (protective coating of teeth). So my dentist recommended a softer brush.
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