Throwing Out Your Old Electric Toothbrush

Throwing Out Your Old Electric Toothbrush

You made the decision to switch to an electric toothbrush…years ago. A total electric toothbrush convert, you don’t need convincing that electric toothbrushes get the job done. However, if you’re starting to wonder if your electric toothbrush might be at the end of its lifespan, these clues might give you the prompting you need to move on.

Your Electric Toothbrush Isn’t Getting The Job Done.

Did you have cavities on your last trip to the dentist? Plaque where your toothbrush used to get the job done? Today’s electric toothbrushes claim to remove plaque and prevent gingivitis at greater percentages than manual toothbrushes. If your electric toothbrush is no longer getting the job done, it’s time to toss it and start with a newer model.

Your Electric Toothbrush Won’t Hold Its Charge.

Your Electric Toothbrush Won't Hold Its Charge

Whether you’re using a rechargeable or a battery-powered electric toothbrush, you know you’re in trouble when your electric toothbrush will no longer hold its charge. If you keep your rechargeable toothbrush on its charger, and have new batteries in your battery-powered toothbrush, but your toothbrush is dying quickly and without warning, it might be time to invest in a new model.

Your Electric Toothbrush Isn’t Manufactured Anymore.

Of course, if you already own your electric toothbrush, it might not seem logical that you should throw it out when it’s been discontinued. However, you should assess why the model is no longer being produced, and if you’ll still be able to purchase accessories for the electric toothbrush that you do still own. If not, it’s probably time to get rid of and purchase a new electric toothbrush.

Your Toothbrush No Longer Functions Properly.

Does your electric toothbrush still hold its charge, but the brush strokes are erratic? What about the timer, varied speeds, or multiple brushing modes and cycles? If your electric toothbrush no longer works as it did when you made your initial investment, it’s time to wave good-bye and purchase a newer model with a brand new warranty.

Your Warranty Is Expired.

Your Warranty Is Expired

Speaking of warranties, there’s no reason to toss your toothbrush just because your warranty is gone. However, if your warranty is expired and you’re experiencing any of the previously mentioned problems, it’s a sure bet that you should consider a new electric toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes are all the rage these days, but you already know that. If your toothbrush isn’t pulling its weight anymore, though, it may be time to examine your options and start thinking about a new model. Thankfully, there are dozens on the market today!