Sonicare replacement heads should be installed at least every 6 months, and in many cases you may need to replace the head more frequently. Braces, excessive use, illness, and many other factors could cause the head to wear out or need to be replaced sooner. Replacing the old head on the brush is not a complicated process, but it is important that this process is done correctly to prevent any damage or even injury to your mouth.
The first step is to examine the current head on the toothbrush. Check the bristles for any fraying or damage, and inspect the entire head for any damage or cracks. If the head needs to be replaced then you will need to ensure that the right replacement head is purchased for the model that you have. If it is time to replace the equipment then you will need to remove the current head and replace it with a new one.
To install Sonicare replacement heads you will need to remove both the old brush and the nut that is located at the top of the head holder. You will need to push down on the nut, and then lift this component from the bottom up. Once the brush and nut are removed these can be thrown away, because the replacement head comes with a new nut.
Now it is time to put on the replacement part. Insert the replacement head into the holder, paying special attention to ensure that the bars located on the inside of the nut top are matched up with the inside of the handle top. Now simply slide the new brush head onto the brush handle. Next you need to turn the nut in a clockwise direction until the nut is tight. When you are ready to use the new brush head all you have to do is remove the cover and turn the brush on.
Installing Sonicare replacement heads is fairly easy to do, and no special knowledge or professional assistance should be needed. It is important that the brush head on the toothbrush is changed at least every 6 months. If this is not done then your dental health and hygiene may be affected.