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22 October 2012

Changing your brush

We all know the importance of teeth brushing to remove plaque and to keep your breathe fresh but did you know that you should change your brush every 3 months too? Toothbrushes can become up to 95% less effective at cleaning after 3 months!

PLUS If you have suffered from a cough, cold, flu or a bad throat you really need a new toothbrush. Germs can lurk within the bristles of your brush and if you have been poorly with one of many bugs that like to visit at this time of year, you can be re -infected!

What Colgate have to say....

It’s not without good reason dentists recommend we change our toothbrush four times a year... Studies have shown that after three months of wear and tear, toothbrushes are up to 95% less effective at removing plaque from teeth and gums compared to new ones**. That’s because the bristles break down and lose their effectiveness in getting to all the places where food and bacteria can hide around your teeth and in your mouth. 

The Colgate 360° Whole Mouth Clean toothbrush provides a complete mouth clean experience with its ability to clean the teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks.  
With its round oscillating head and fixed set of bristles, 360° Whole Mouth Clean is designed with a tongue and cheek cleaner on the back of the toothbrush head. This simultaneously and effectively cleans the cheeks ensuring that the 80% of bacteria in your mouth that are surprisingly not on your teeth but in hard to reach places, are removed.***

The inter-dental bristles on the powered toothbrush clean between teeth and along the gum line effectively removing the accumulation of plaque bacteria on teeth that leads to oral conditions such as tooth decay and gum problems. Whilst the cleaning tip gets to hard-to-reach areas and the polishing cups help gently remove stains on the teeth.

With regular use, the Colgate 360° Whole Mouth Clean battery brush is proven to help to improve the condition of the mouth leading to a healthier mouth and smile.  

For further information on Colgate 360° visit

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*1Glass, J Okla Dent Assoc 82: 27-32, 1992. Neal, J Dent 31: 153-157, 2003
** Warren et al, J Dent Res 13: 119-124, 2002
*** Source: Data on file Colgate-Palmolive (UK) Ltd


  1. That makes perfect sense...maybe that's why I still have this lingering sore tooth brush shopping in morn xxx

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  3. My mom reminded me to always tell her if my brush lasts at at least a month long so that she can change it immediately. She doesn't want us to suffer from any oral illness that's why choosing the best toothbrush plus proper oral routine and a regular dental check up with our sydney dentist are our main health priority.

  4. I've been seeing this brush becoming part of most of the dental plans in new york as a required part of the oral regimen for patients. I don't see its difference with a regular brush though.


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