Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

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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Patient Reviews
Visit went very well.
Stephanie P.
Very professional, the hygienist called in sick and the staff was able complete my cleaning with minimal delay.
Stuart R.
Pam is awesome. She has cleaned my teeth several times, and educates me about whats going with my teeth. Informs me about preventative measures I can […]
Mario O.
Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
Mario O.
So far I'm very happy with the service and care I've received at Mt Dora Advanced Dental Care. Their prices are fair and the wait time is reasonable.
Harold D.
I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
Alma B.
Very welcoming reception and professional service for my Dad. Dr. Hughston & staff are wonderful! Worth the drive from Clermont to Mt. Dora.
Anonymous
I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
Cathy L.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Really made me comfortable and looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!
Corey R.
From the first phone call to my office visit everyone was super nice and helpful.
Diana G.
As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
Angela H.
I came in for a cleaning and had a new hygenist - Pam. She was very friendly and did a wonderful job. She did things that no one else has ever done […]
Michelle C.
Always greeted with pleasant smiles, and the wait is never very long.
Jared M.
Always attentive, gentle, eager to keep you comfortable and pain-free. I have never had a long waiting time.
Rhonda H.
For first visit good overall experience
Brian D.
Dr. Martin takes the time to make sure everything is perfect!
Leon P.
People do not understand what it means to find a great Dentist and a staff that cares. Please allow me the opportunity to let you know how great […]
Robert W.
Quick getting appointment for broken tooth. Temporary cap same day. Thanks
Flossie J.
I broke a front tooth the afternoon of the day before I was leaving for vacation. My dentist was great. She worked me in around 3 PM for a temp. […]
Alma B.
Staff very professional and had my best interest in mind. It's not always easy to go to the dentist, but this office has always made it easier amd […]
Connie W.
I always feel like everyone truly cares about me and all of the other patients.
Ronda S.
Jessica and Dr. Martin did a great job with my root canal last week. The experience was better than I expected and I wish I had gone in sooner to get […]
Cynthia D.
Procedure handled efficiently and kindly.
Gloria B.
Thank you for all the care and compassion in caring for our son, CV! It means the world to us!! From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you! Thank you! […]
Cory V.
Great care from friendly staff as usual!
Michele P.
Great staff. Have an awesome sense of humor. Make me smile every time.
Robert L.
I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
Steven V.
Office staff were welcoming and friendly. The dental assistants were competent and made me feel at ease. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughston and would […]
Victoria S.
My first visit as new patient was very good. Talked and walked me through everything, from work to be done to cost. They had a cancel for a cleaning […]
Karen M.
I am very pleased with the treatment I'm receiving. My hygienist (Lisa) is personable, professional and thorough.
Sharon T.
Friendly and fast.
Joyce T.
My broken-off tooth was extracted in about 1 minute after she started the extraction - almost no discomfort other than pressure. Took one pain pill […]
Joseph L.
Every thing was great friendly staff
Linda D.
I am always pleased with the treatment that I receive, I have absolutely no complaints.
Marjorie O.
Fast appointment, short wait times, and great care!!!!
Judy J.
I was impressed with the professional service displayed by Kim.
Robert H.
I must say that I was completely blown away with the staff here at Advance Dental. Heather snd Dr. Saavedra made me feel comfortable and relaxed. […]
Kalani S.
Great experience. No pain!!!
Judy J.
Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
Alma B.
again, my husband and I are very pleased with mt dora advanced dental care. kim is an awesome hygeniest.
Vicki W.
Very nice facility, nice employees! Was super nervous about my appointment but they made it comfortable and talked me through the whole thing so I […]
Courtney P.
They are wonderful there. I was nervous going in for a deep cleaning but they made ne feel at ease and made me laugh. I would definitely recommend […]
Salina R.
I was treated very courteously and all the treatment was well explained. I had a crown repalement on one side and an extraction on the other. The […]
David G.
the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
Vicki W.
The staff was professional, courteous, and informative.
Jonathan B.
Had a dental emergency and was in panic mode. The staff is excellent and made me feel at ease. Thank you all !
Michael M.
I was so happy they could take me right away.. With a broken tooth, and then needing a bridge. thank You
Anonymous
The best dental experience I have had in my 58 years. The Dr she is the best. Very friendly and professional.
Patrick D.
New hygienist was great.
Paul K.
I'm in the midst of a two visit procedure ,and so far my experience has been as good as every other experience at ADC. Dr. Martin and her assistant […]
Raymond B.
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  • 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 - 2:00 PM
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