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You may be remembering to brush your teeth twice a day, but are you keeping tabs on how often you change your toothbrush?
An article in US News and World Report draws attention to the importance of replacing a toothbrush regularly to maintain dental health.
The American Dental Association recommends that you buy a new brush every three or four months - or when the bristles begin to wear out.
It is also important to keep your toothbrush clean and rinse it after use. However, the ADA advises against more extreme measures such as putting it in the microwave or dishwater to kill germs.
"I wouldn't recommend anything like that," ADA consumer adviser Matthew Messina told the news provider. "You don't want to deform the toothbrush."
Instead, the article suggests that you may want to use a toothbrush sanitizing product if you are concerned. It is also important not to share a toothbrush to avoid passing on germs.
However, the ADA says that people should not worry about the normal bacteria found on toothbrushes being harmful to their health.
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