Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows
4967 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL 34482

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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I am so grateful to both Dr, Allin and Athena! My teeth have never been cleaned so well...a really superb job! Thank you very much and Happy upcoming […]
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Excellent treatment and customer care.
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Staff was friendly and professional.
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I am pleased with the service. Ashley is a great dental tech. And I enjoyed meeting the new dentist.
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Gentle cleaning; scheduling appts and front office seem efficient and organized
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My experience was good. The staff was very nice and pleasant. Dr. Allin was pleasant and professional. I had sleep dentistry, and had no problems.
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Had a very nice visit and will return.
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Recently had an extraction and in less than half an hour I was out. It was quick and no pain. The staff and dentist are very nice. Good experience.
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Thanks to Dr Jones for a excellent pain free extraction...i will be using advanced dental for all my upcoming dental needs...every one was very kind […]
Carl C.
Ashley is a great person to work on my teeth, determined yet gentle.
Ken E.
this is by far the best dental practice in Ocala. The staff is nice and very respectful. The office is always clean, warm and inviting. The Dentist […]
Joyce S.
I felt abandoned after my procedure, assembly line no one sat with me until my ride came. Semi sedated
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Really nice people and excellent service.
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Hygienist was pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable and caring.
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The dentist and his staff were very thoughtful and helpful concerning my daughter's dental issues on every visit. I would definitely recommend this […]
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Pleasant experience. Dentist was very gentle and professional. Staff was great.
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I was very happy with the professional approach and the explanations given to me by Dr Jones. I would recommend their services.
Alan M.
Dr. Jones is a very caring and empathetic dentist.
Mary C.
Very expedient and very courteous and best of all no pain
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Very professional
Charles S.
My visit was very pleasant and informative.
Patricia M.
Everything went just great. Thanks.
Richard R.
Clean and efficient rooms and friendly staff. Always accommodating and helpful.
Ken E.
Office help very helpful got me in to fix problem so I could make trip on time recommend to anyone Dentist is one of best
Gary J.
I love Dr Brooks and the staff!!!
Deanna L.
I had a short wait time, the hygenist and dentist were professional, informative courteous and gentle.
Brownell B.
It is always friendly, efficent and the office is spotlessly clean. Dr Allin is compassionate as well as a great doctor.
Iris M.
I love this dentist office. They always accomodate my needs.
Katie T.
Very satisfied with the work and attention I have
Oscar E.
Very good cleaning and exam. Athena and Dr. Allin are great!
Carolyn F.
I was in for my regular periodontal checkup and cleaning. I was taken in on time. The dental hygienist was thorough and professional.
Pamela F.
I was very pleased with my visit.I had chipped the front of my tooth and the dentist did a wonderful job. The staff also make a person very […]
Denise R.
I received excellent care from Dr. Jones.
Brian M.
I had a very good teeth cleaning.
Gary V.
My regular hygienist, Athena, was running late, so I had Ashley, who was relatively new. She was excellent. She has a wonderful personality, […]
Arleen C.
The staff is attentive and highly profession - out front and out back.
Peter G.
great people. they handled me with very gentle hands and i thank you for that.
Mark V.
Ashley is an excellent employee. She is a very friendly, helpful and caring individual. Highly recommend her for dental work.
Ken E.
The hygienist was both personable and professional.
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Very friendly and professional.
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