Advanced Dental Care of Orlando
12131 South Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836

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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It was excellent
Christopher B.
It was very terrifying at the beginning, but I was put at ease the staff, the Dentist was excellent. I am very satisfy.
Evanglita S.
excellent care!!
Jonathan M.
No Dental team has ever made me as comfortable considering the circumstances as Dr. Klose, and her highly professional team of personnel !
Paul O.
Fantastic, everyone at this office has been wonderful
Maria P.
Pattie, Dawn, Tina and doctor were exceptional! I was made to feel welcomed and in a professional environment! The price points for services are on […]
Mehdi A.
She was very gentle and was aware of my nerves and handled it very well
Alicia G.
On Time, Courteous And Makes The Visit Pleasurable
Joshua D.
Efficient and fast.
Enid B.
I always feel good when I leave the office, everyone is always wonderful.
Anonymous
Dr. Klose and her staff are amazing. I have had extensive dental work done (cleaning, several fillings, root canal and crown) and she has always made […]
Christopher M.
After quite a long research at the options my insurance gave me I landed at this clinic looking out for another dentist. But then thanks to my lucky […]
Steffi D.
Everyone in the office was great. This is coming from a person that is terrified of dentist. They made me feel so comfortable and at ease. You guys […]
Juan P.
Very professional with excelente care
Ramon G.
Very friendly, clean, and professional. The crown I received looks amazing!
Erik R.
I am so amazed that the DR does all the work herself and I don't have to get bounced around to different people. They are very nice and great […]
Mary G.
I am very much satisfied with the way have been treated as a new patient with an emergency.
Anonymous
My treatment was very smooth. Everything went fine without any pain or discomfort. Will recommend to others.
Mohiuddin S.
Relocating from NYC, I was impressed with the service. The facility is clean and the staff was thorough with all my concerns. I highly recommend them.
Magdalena M.
I had an excellent experience during my last visit. My appointment started on time, the dental assistant was warm, friendly, and efficient, and Dr. […]
Alexandria E.
Fast, professional, easy - love it!
Kathryn C.
Great service and value. Staff is friendly and professional.
Roman B.
The staff was great. The service was great. I would highly recommend them for any dental needs. Over all rating Excellent!!
Alvin L.
Wow! Everyone was very kind and considerate. They have a professional crew that works as a great team. Will recommend this office to everyone.
Nora N.
They always treat me very well and make me feel special. They accomodate my schedule with later hours. They answer all my questions with respect. […]
Kurt V.
Waiting between being seen was excessive. Was at your pracrtice for 5 hours. I was impressed with Dr. Klose as young as she was she was excellent. […]
Reg S.
Excellent as always. The staff explains everything very well.
Penny S.
Went back for my new permanent crown. These guys (sorry... and ladies) know their stuff! I had my temp crown taken off, permanent put on, and while I […]
Paul C.
My appointment was an emergency extraction. It was handled with professionalism by Dr. Klose and her staff
Kathleen G.
I have a wonderful experience every time I walk in the door at Advanced Dental. Everyone is so nice and always helpful. I send everyone I know to […]
Jennifer H.
Cleaning was fast and fillings were nearly pain-free
Jenifer L.
Doctor was very efficient and did not feel pain ,it went smoothly.
Sal T.
quick and fast!
Anonymous
I was staying at Saratoga Springs (Disney). I had a terrible pain in my upper jaw. This practice was very pleasant and professional. Solved my […]
John perepchuk
Painful because of the work done to prepare for permanent crown; but saying that I love Pat, my hygenist and I'm definitely impressed with the new […]
Connie C.
Dental staff were very professional in my dental care needs. Would recommend this office to anyone wanting a beautiful smile.
Melvin M.
Your new dentist, Dr. Klose is fabulous!!! Knew her stuff..
Anonymous
I was very impressed with the thing. wonderful staff and excellent dentist.
Donald H.
my visit here was very pleasant. every member of the office was very welcoming and nice. i already recommended some friends to this dental location. […]
Kristin D.
Great stuff, everyone so nice!!!
Edda W.
Very friendly staff & Dentist/Orthodontist.
Erika P.
They are very friendly and giving you a good customer care/ treat you like family
Amanda P.
Excellent And Personalized Service!!
Kerry D.
Very friendly and patient staff
Erika P.
Dr Garcia was very good and friendly. She spent lot of time and was very thorough. Front desk staff Tina was very rude and not friendly at all.
Anonymous
Everything was good. Everybody is helpful. They listen to you, they give you advice and they try to do their best.Thank you guys!
Kristina G.
I had a little hiccup with my first visit, but Tammy gave me a call and set me up perfectly. I went back quickly and Patricia was an excellent […]
Russell T.
Fantastic Staff & GREAT Service!!!!
Parker F.
The staff is very professional and friendly. I've been a patient at this Dentist Office for 8 years. I would highly recommend this Dentist Office and […]
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I would highly recommend Orlando-Advanced Dental Care to anyone - the entire staff is friendly, professional and the dental work outstanding!
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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