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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Everyone was pleasant and concerned that I was getting the care I wanted. Was such a difference from another dentist’s office I went to prior to here.
Margaret S.
Very professional staff and the most thorough dental exam I’ve ever had.
Keith D.
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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Upon entering the building, through exam and treatment, everyone in the office is knowledgeable, warm and friendly. Thank you Advanced Dental Care. After years of living here, we have finally found […]
Robin R.
Let me start by saying that every single employee that I’ve had the pleasure to meet have been so professional, and caring at the same time. I’m usually nervous going in but the dentist assistant […]
Ryan B.
Very comfortable teeth cleaning.
Ralph C.
Amy, She was very pleasant and professional.
Annelle R.
Friendly staff Very accommodating with scheduling Thorough exam and no sales pressure
Kathryn L.
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 […]
Deborah T.
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 […]
Betty D.
Everyone was very nice
Sue B.
I could not have been more pleased going to this dentist. They took me in explained every step. The results where wonderful. Who says they are looking forward to going back to the dentist? ME !
Robin R.
Dr Byars is awesome. He always exceeds my expectation of excellence. Everyone at Advanced Dental Care took extra care to help with my anxiety about having my implant this week. Thanks!
Thomas A.
Best dental staff ever, everyone is exceptional ,courteous,caring , professional. .They are truly a wonderful group who always go out of their way to help whether it’s a routine procedure or an […]
Kathy S.
The entire staff is extremely nice and makes you feel very comfortable.
Cristina G.
Friendly, efficient staff. Quick diagnosis and treatment of problem.
Francis R.
Very pleased … Dr Byars and his staff took great care of me. The best dental care anyone could get!
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Friendly staff, great service
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Just started at Advanced…My wife and I found the place neat, clean, and efficient. Staff worked diligently and professionally.. Services were prompt and complete… Give them a try!
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Everyone was professional and friendly and my needs were discussed and a plan was developed for my care.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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