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If you’re curious to know when it’s the best time to replace your child’s darling dinosaur toothbrush, our J. Steve Morton, DDS team is more than happy to help you! It’s very important to replace your child’s toothbrush at the right times; otherwise, their brush will harm their smile more than help it. Your dentist, Dr. J. Steve Morton, and our friendly pediatric dental team recommend replacing your child’s toothbrush:

-After 3-4 months: Studies show that after 3-4 months, the toothbrush is less effective at removing plaque and bacteria from the smile. It’s also important to replace the toothbrush at this time because it might harbor bacteria and germs that can affect your child and alter their health.

-When the bristles are frayed: If your child’s toothbrush bristles are frayed or worn out, it’s best to replace the brush. At this point, the bristles no longer effectively clean the smile, and there is a high chance that they can harm the gums.

-After they’ve been sick: It’s extremely necessary to replace the toothbrush after your child has been sick. This is a vital tip because the germs can hide in the toothbrush bristles and lead to reinfection.

To learn more tips on when to replace your child’s toothbrush, please feel free to call our office at 865.453.1001 and talk to your dentist in Sevierville, Tennessee. The sooner you call our office, the sooner we’ll be able to help you!