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Did you know that you need to replace your child’s toothbrush on a regular basis to give them the best and most successful oral health possible? Well, it’s true! It’s important to replace their toothbrush at the necessary times, including:

-After 3-4 months: After 3-4 months, your child’s toothbrush will have normal wear and tear, which keeps the brush from effectively removing the plaque from your child’s teeth and gums. This is why you should replace the toothbrush after a certain amount of time. Also, the toothbrush tends to harbor germs and bacteria, so it’s best to replace your child’s brush so they are not vulnerable to the harmful particles that live on the smile-cleaning tool.

-When the bristles are frayed: If the bristles are frayed or worn out, they no longer provide a proper cleaning job. In fact, not only do they stop cleaning your child’s smile, but they might also harm and 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. This is vital because the bacteria from the sickness tend to cling to the brush and live there, which will increase the chances of your child getting sick again.

If you do these things, your child will have the smile-cleaning tool they need to keep their teeth and gums in tip-top shape. For more details and information, our Price Pediatric Dentistry team encourages you to call our office at 435.637.9590 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Trace M. Lund. Our pediatric team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to your phone call!