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If you’re not sure when to replace your child’s toothbrush, then our St. George Kids Dental team is more than happy to help you! It’s very important to replace your child’s smile-cleaning tool on a regular basis so they can have the top-notch oral health they deserve. To help you, Dr. Trent Pryor and our team recommend replacing your child’s toothbrush:

-After 3-4 months: After your child has used their toothbrush for 3-4 months, it stops effectively removing the plaque and bacteria from your child’s teeth and gums. The toothbrush also harbors bacteria and germs in the bristles each day, so using a new, clean toothbrush will keep your child’s health in tip-top shape.

-When the bristles are frayed: If the bristles are worn out or frayed, it’s best to replace the brush. The bristles are the most important part of the toothbrush, and if they aren’t in tip-top condition, they won’t properly clean the smile and they might even 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.

Call 435-673-3490 today and talk to your dentist in St. George, Utah, if you have questions or if you would like to learn more about when to replace your child’s toothbrush! Our pediatric dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need to help your child have the best and most successful oral health possible.