How to Change Oral-B Toothbrush Head: Step-by-Step Guide


A fresh brush head is often required after 3 months of using your Oral-B electric toothbrush. No matter the type of Oral-B replacement brush head or electric toothbrush handle you have, swapping out your old brush head for a new replacement is easy and quick—here’s how.   

Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing Your Brush Head 

Dental professionals recommend changing your brush head every 90 days or sooner if you notice any fraying or worn-out bristles. That’s because a fresh brush head can better remove plaque to ensure you’re getting the best clean possible. Here’s how to change your Oral-B replacement brush head:

  • Slide off your used brush head from the Oral-B electric toothbrush handle 
  • Slide a new Oral-B replacement brush head onto the shaft  
  • Push the fresh brush head into place, you’ll hear a slight click once it’s securely on the handle

There’s no need to twist or use any excessive force when taking off or placing a brush head onto the handle.   

How to Remove an Oral-B Brush Head That’s Stuck 

In some instances, toothpaste can build up under the brush head creating a bond between the brush head and the handle. When this occurs, simply try running your brush’s top section under warm water for about 10 seconds then try to pull off the brush head. You may have to give the brush head a slight tug when sliding it off the handle, but it should come right off.  

To prevent your brush head from getting stuck to your Oral-B electric toothbrush handle, letting bacteria build-up and potentially mold formation, follow these daily maintenances and brush cleaning steps from the manual: 

  • Remove the brush head from the handle after each brushing
  • Thoroughly rinse both the replacement brush head and the handle under running water after every brushing session
  • Wipe the handle and brush head dry with a clean towel or cloth 
  • Allow the brush to air dry in an upright position
  • Slide the brush head back onto the handle or replace it in its hygienic storage case

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