How many times a year do you replace your toothbrush?

Have you ever wondered why you should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months?

Did you even know you should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months?

Do you even replace your toothbrush?


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You may have heard this recommendation in the past but wondered if it was just a marketing ploy or a legitimate recommendation. Well its true, you should! And it is for the rather obvious reason that toothbrushes decay (pun intended). 

Over time, the bristles of the toothbrush can become frayed, worn, and less effective at removing plaque and food particles from your teeth and gums. More than that! Bacteria can accumulate on the bristles of your toothbrush over time, which can increase the risk of infections and other oral health problems. Naturally this doesn't make your mouth very happy, and its the one thing above anything else that you use to tell the world your happy!

Coming into winter its also worth noting that it's also a good idea to replace your toothbrush after you've been sick, to prevent re-infection from any lingering bacteria on the bristles. 

Now why is an eco-brand writing about dental hygiene? Clearly its a shameless plug for their fantastic toothbrushes. Well obviously!

But it is also a huge concern for the environment and the amount of plastic that we are leaving in landfill or worse, the ocean. If you stuck to this recommendation (of 4 toothbrushes a year), you would leave behind 300 toothbrushes in your life coming in at close to 1kg of plastic. 

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Happy Quokka Bamboo Toothbrushes are a good eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic toothbrushes. They are biodegradable, compostable, and have a lower environmental impact than plastic toothbrushes, which can take hundreds of years to decompose.

While it's important to note that Happy Quokka Bamboo Toothbrushes still require proper disposal and may not be suitable for people with certain allergies or sensitivities, bamboo is a renewable resource that breaks down organically in a compost bin

In terms of their effectiveness as a toothbrush, Happy Quokka Bamboo Toothbrushes can be just as effective as plastic toothbrushes when used properly. So you don't need to feel that you are sacrificing your oral hygiene. 

So if you are looking for an eco-friendly option for your dental care routine, Happy Quokka has you covered. Bamboo Toothbrushes can be worth trying out. Just make sure to properly dispose of them and follow good oral hygiene practices.

You may not solve the global warming issue by changing your toothbrush, but you will reduce your footprint on the world. You will stop contributing to a landfill problem in a small way and you will keep the ocean just a little cleaner.