While we understand your worry as a parent, replacing a child’s brush head after they get sick isn’t a must. According to the CDC, the flu virus can only live on moist surfaces for 72 hours. As long as your child’s immune system is not severely affected (and they aren’t sharing their toothbrush—ever), the risk of getting sick again is very low. If you still have concerns, you can get a fresh brush head anytime you want as a one-time purchase.
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- Can my child use quip if they have adult and baby teeth?
- Do kids need to change their brush head after they’re sick?
- Does breastfeeding or formula feeding make a difference?
- Should I supervise my kid when they brush?
- How do other health issues affect children's’ oral health?
- When should my kid start flossing or using mouthwash?
- How can I keep my kid from getting cavities?
- At what age do children need to get an adult brush?
- What should kids be eating for better oral health (diet)?