Your toothbrush can’t go on forever, it needs to be replaced eventually. You should make your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head last to reduce waste, but you also don’t want to sacrifice its effectiveness either. Read more about how frequently you should be getting a new toothbrush, or replacing your toothbrush head below.
Toothbrushes only last about three or four months
If you change your toothbrush out at the beginning of every third month, four toothbrushes or toothbrush heads will last you a full year. For example, if you align your toothbrush renewal schedule with the four quarters of the year, you will start a new one on the first of the following months; January, April, July and October. You may be changing out your furnace air filter, and replacing CO and smoke detector batteries at the same time too, which will help you remember to do everything regularly.
If you do as dentists recommend and brush your teeth twice a day, your toothbrush will be due for replacement every three months anyway. You can tell just by seeing how frayed the bristles get. If you brush less often, you’ll notice the bristles aren’t nearly as worn. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t change your toothbrush head. Bacteria will still eventually build up in a toothbrush, and need to be replaced.
How to remember when it’s time to change your toothbrush
Here’s an idea, stick a label to your toothbrush handle with a date on it for when three months is up, so you know as soon as you look at it if it’s time to throw that toothbrush out. If you put up and take down seasonal decorations in your home, use that as a reminder to change your toothbrush too. If you set up Halloween decorations at the beginning of October and change your toothbrush on the same day, you’ll be changing your toothbrush by the time New Year’s rolls around.
Keep your Septic Pumping Appointments on a regular schedule
Unlike toothbrushes most septic tanks only need attention every three years, instead of three months. Either use this LINK to schedule an appointment, or give us a call so you can schedule your next septic pumping appointment today.