How to Change Oral B Toothbrush Head
It is imperative to replace your toothbrush once every 3-4 months to ensure you get the best service from them. If the bristles are damaged or frayed, then you should change it even sooner.
Oral B has different head replacement options for you, depending on the unique oral and dental needs you require. Replacing the toothbrush head is not a complicated process, and you can do it in less than ten minutes.
Here is the procedure on how to go about it.
Steps in Removing An Oral B Toothbrush Head
The first thing is to visit your nearest store and buy a new toothbrush head that will serve as the replacement.
Step 1: Wash your hands – Your toothbrush is a sensitive tool, and you should handle it with clean hands so that you don’t transfer germs and bacteria onto it. Therefore, wash your hands, preferably with soap, and then dry them before removing the head.
Step 2: Press the quick release button on your Oral B toothbrush to dislodge your head from its base unit of connection to the toothbrush. All Oral B toothbrushes come with this button to give their users an easy time removing the head.
Step 3: Pull the head to remove it from the base of the toothbrush. Dispose of it properly.
Step 4: Take your new toothbrush head and insert it at the base of your toothbrush. Check to make sure the nodes and the sockets align together. A successful installation will be marked by an audible snap when the head clicks into position.
Step 5: Confirm that everything is working properly by powering on your toothbrush and testing it. Pay attention to the oscillation of the head and the vibrations from your toothbrush.
How To Remove A Stuck Toothbrush Head?
If you are having a difficult time dislodging your toothbrush head, then there is a possibility it could be stuck. Grime and solidified toothpaste can build up under your brush head and make for a tight bond.
Do not use extreme force to remove your head if it is stuck as you could damage parts of your toothbrush. Instead, run the top half of it under warm water for around tens second and then try to remove the head.
Once it comes off, check to see if there is any material stuck to the brush and use warm water to clean it off before replacing the head.
To prevent toothpaste and grime from building up, remove the head and rinse it thoroughly together with the brush every once in a while. Wipe them using a towel afterward. This will ensure your toothbrush stays clean and free of toothpaste buildup.
When Should You Change Your Oral B Toothbrush Head?
The recommended period for toothbrush use by dentists is 3-4 months. The reason for this is because by then, your toothbrush will have accumulated a lot of bacteria and grime that it will no longer be as effective.
There are also other situations that may require you to change your toothbrush head sooner to avoid the risk of infection and ensure your oral care remains at its best.
- When you’ve been ill quite often or for some time
Toothbrushes do not kill the bacteria that accumulates inside your mouth from illnesses. If you have had a prolonged illness that has lasted, say for a month, you may want to change your toothbrush head after you get better to avoid reinfection from it.
- When your toothbrush bristles bend
The shape and design of the bristles are created to ensure they reach all sections of your teeth and clean them efficiently. When they start to bend and warp, their effectiveness reduces, and they won’t give you the deep cleaning they did when you first began using the toothbrush.
- When you experience increased sensitivity
Oral B offers varieties of toothbrush heads for people with different oral needs, including sensitive brushing. If the toothbrush head you are using gives you a tingly feeling or increases your teeth sensitivity, then consider getting a replacement.
Changing your Oral B toothbrush head is easy and takes a minute or two when you follow the steps laid out above. There are many types of Oral B toothbrush heads available, and you should be careful when purchasing one to ensure you get the right one.
Always change your toothbrush head once every three months for hygiene purposes. Clean it often to avoid toothpaste buildup and store it in a clean and dry environment.