Your Local Dentist, Fort Collins would like to inform you that yes, it is perfectly ok to give your loved one a new toothbrush for Christmas. While opinion is still divided about the effectiveness of electric toothbrushes, a standard toothbrush is still a kind gesture. A toothbrush needs to be replaced every two to three months because the bristles wear out and the brush itself becomes less effective. So buying your family members toothbrushes in their favorite colors is not only a sweet present, it is a terrific way to keep them healthy too. They make great stocking stuffers!