How often do you change your toothbrush?

It’s something we should all do, yet it seems to just float away from our thought process. How do you decide when it is the right time to chuck the old toothbrush away? Do you run it down to the very end of its last legs, or do you change when the colour of the toothbrush starts to go brown? (I hope not!).

Colgate have released a new video to encourage you to throw away your old toothbrush before it is too late. All those nasty bacteria making a little house in the head of your toothbrush is a horrifying thought. Obviously the marketing gurus at Colgate have toned it down by creating their own animated bacteria minions. You can watch the video in the player above.

Remember, for healthy teeth, avoid fizzy drinks, brush twice a day and always floss! Make sure you change your toothbrush every 3 months to stop the Invisible Nasties in their tracks. Studies show that after three months of normal wear and tear toothbrushes are much less effective at removing plaque from teeth and gums. It’s also important to change your toothbrush after you’ve had a cold, the flu, mouth infection or a sore throat. That’s because germs can hide in toothbrush bristles and lead to re-infection.

Colgate offers a complete line of toothbrushes, each designed to meet your specific oral care needs. As unique as each brush is, you can count on all of them to help remove dangerous plaque from teeth and gums.