How often should I change my toothbrush or brush head?

How often should I change my toothbrush or brush head?

Most dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush or brush head every 90 days or sooner if you brush more than twice daily or longer than 2 minutes.

Several Oral-B brush heads feature indicator bristles which change color from green to yellow to signal when it’s time for a replacement.

Why do I need to replace my toothbrush or brush head?

When used regularly, the bristles on your brush head or toothbrush can become frayed and worn causing them to lose their effectiveness when it comes to keeping your teeth clean. In fact, clinical research shows that a new brush head can better remove more plaque than one that’s worn out.

Can I use the Oral-B App to help me track when it’s time for a brush head replacement?

You can easily set a reminder in the Oral-B app to help inform you of when it’s time for a new brush head:

  • Log in to your Oral-B app
  • Navigate to “More” screen
  • Select “Refill brush head”
  • Add the date you began using your brush head

From there, you can check in the app to keep track of how long you’ve been using that particular brush head, the total number of minutes you have brushed with your brush head, and the estimated date for when you’ll need to replace your brush head.

Can I set automated brush head replacement reminders?

You can set up an Oral-B profile by registering directly on our website. Once you’ve registered, we will send you email reminders every 90 days to inform you of when it’s time for a fresh brush head.

You can also sign up for an Oral-B Refill Subscription to have fresh, genuine Oral-B brush heads delivered right to your door based on your preferred delivery frequency.