Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

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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You really know what you're doing, from the front office to the doctors. A nice new office too!
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As always the ladies are a treat to deal with.My appointment was at 3:00 and I was in by 3:02. Asia made me feel welcome and it felt like I was just […]
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After breaking a tooth I called to get an appointment, the receptionist told me I could come in the next day at 9 am. Upon my arrival I was told that […]
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Everything was very good. Had no issues with anything.
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Dr. Ivanova is so talented and sweet. Her staff is no different! I love being a patient at Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater :-)
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The Dentist and Staff were great and made a painful situation for me less painful. I will definitely go back to them for all my future dental needs.
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Fast and painless fillings. Excellent attitudes.
Mark M.
Went in for an emergency filling that fell out in the front of my mouth. I was able to be seen the same day and it was quality work, even better than […]
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Came in for an extraction and everything went great. The procedure was quick and painless. I will definitely be bring long my family here.
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The staff and the hygentist are all very friendly!
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Very professional, minimal waiting time.
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great experience/love my dentist and the people who work there
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Staff is very pleasant and friendly. The office is neat and clean. The dental work is performed very well and in a relaxed environment.
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The entire staff is kind and professional. The office is clean and updated with the latest technology. I highly recommend Clearwater Advanced Dental.
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My appt was on time and the service was completed in one visit.
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Everyone their and all the procedures far exceeded my expectations . A special thanks to Morgan for taking care of the issues with my insurance , I […]
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The staff are very courteous. I use the Dental and Orthodontic services. Both give the best care I could ask for.
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Friendly and very little waiting time.
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Excellent care, as always! :-)
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Needed a tooth pulled and she pulled my tooth with hardly any discomfort and hurting even after the medicine wore off.
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