By STEPHEN MATTHEWS, www.dailymail.co.uk
Woman change their toothbrush twice as often as men, a shocking new survey reveals.
They replace their brush or electric head every 92 days while men stick with theirs for almost twice as long – an average of 185 days.
It means that men are using the same brush on average for six months, potentially risking the health of their teeth and gums.
Dentists recommend brushes be changed every three months to maintain optimal dental care.
The results come from a survey of 1,000 patients by Carisbrook Dental in Manchester – one of Britain’s leading private dental practices.
They found that 57 per cent of women are now using electric toothbrushes to clean their teeth – but just a third of men have followed the trend.
Women also spend an average of £42 on toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwashes each year.
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