Advanced Dental Care of Englewood
1148 S McCall Road, Englewood, FL 34223

Clean your toothbrush as well as you clean your teeth

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People who are diligent about maintaining dental hygiene and keeping their regularly scheduled dental appointments may not be as fastidious about how they clean and store their toothbrushes. Whether they use a manual or electric brush, the main thing is to keep it clean and out of contact with anything that can bring germs into one’s mouth and lead to an infection.

Rinsing a toothbrush thoroughly after each use and letting it air dry standing upright in a container is recommended by BreathMD.com. Family unity is a great thing, but not when it comes to storing toothbrushes. Instead of a single cup for all family brushes, they should be stored in containers with separate openings and enough space for each brush to dry without touching the others.

Even in the tightest of quarters, toothbrushes should be stored some distance from the toilet, not in a container on the top of the commode. To prevent contamination, tucking toothbrushes away in a medicine cabinet is the best way to store them.

Electric or manual?
As long as one uses a brush with soft bristles to go easy on tooth enamel, the choice of using a battery-operated electric or a traditional manual toothbrush is a personal one. Each has its own advantages.

Some people wouldn’t give up their trusty traditional brush for the world while others think the whirl and buzz of an electric model can’t be topped.

During a visits to a dentist office, family dentists frequently provide manual brushes to their patients. They are great for helping young children learn how to perfect their tooth brushing skills. For adults who have sensitive teeth, a traditional brush allows them to control the pressure they place on different areas of their mouths.

On the other hand, EverydayHealth.com states that those who have limited mobility or arthritis in their hands may have an easier time letting an electric toothbrush do the work. A brush head with a rotating-oscillating action is best for removing plaque from teeth and massaging the gums. However, many manual models also come with ergonomically shaped handles for better gripping and a more comfortable hold.

While manual versions are less expensive than electric toothbrushes, consumers should keep in mind that it’s the bristle heads that need to be replaced every three months or so – the same as manual brushes – not the whole apparatus. Batteries will need to be replaced as needed. 

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Very satisfied with Dr Byars expertise and professionalism. The staff and friendly and accommodating. Would absolutely recommend Advanced Dental Care
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The ladies in the office are always friendly-they remember me and call me by name. My hygienist was very thorough, took her time and had a gentle touch cleaning my teeth. I love coming to my dentist […]
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I was very pleasantly surprised with my first appointment. There was plenty of parking within a short distance to the front door. Staff were friendly and efficient upon check in. I normally fear […]
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Very comfortable teeth cleaning.
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I have had almost zero problems in 15 years of being a client.
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Very friendly and sweet staff ! Everyone is always so nice and takes care of you from the moment you walk in the door.
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The staff at Advanced Dental, was incredible! From the front desk, to my dental assistant, “Help me Rhonda” and staff. These folks are professional and friendly, while doing their jobs in an […]
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Very professional staff and the most thorough dental exam I’ve ever had.
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Friendly, courteous, professional. That says it all.
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Very good experience at advanced dentistry. Have to say it was the best overall I’ve ever had.
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The constant cordial professional treatment by office staff Jeryl, Stephanie, and Erin. Also, the EXCELLENT, TRULY OUTSTANDING work of hygienist Amy!!! Dr. Corona was super too.
John D.
I have always disliked going to the dentist. However yesterday I was in to see about a tooth I broke. I have never felt so go being in a dentist chair. Actually, I felt good from our first […]
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Office staff is the best and so is Dr Byars. I feel very confident under his care.
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Friendly staff Very accommodating with scheduling Thorough exam and no sales pressure
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The staff are knowledgeable and professional. The front desk was polite and friendly. Denise was great and helpful for the six month cleaning.
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I was so impressed that the dentist could repair chipped teeth to look even better than they originally looked.
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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