Advanced Dental Care of Jacksonville
4540 Southside Boulevard, Suite 1001, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Clean your toothbrush as well as you clean your teeth

Clean-toothbrush-as-well-as-you-clean-your-teeth

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. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Soloman is awesome! He takes his time with each patient and is very caring.
Sarah R.
Profesional and respectful
Celestino R.
DR. SOLOMON AND FRIENDLY staff
Sherrie B.
Staff very friendly, place very clean, no waiting time
Samira Y.
Very good hygienist
Gary W.
The staff here are very friendly, they make you feel comfortable and try to work around your schedule. They are very helpful in finding an appointment time perfect for you.
Alfonso S.
I never wait too long. The dentist and hygienist are attentive and thorough.
Ellen S.
Friendly staff and dentist. They made me feel very comfortable
Julie C.
Dr Solieman is the best dentist I have seen as the staff are very nice.
Rehan Z.
Great service, thoroughly answered questions and diagnosed.
Tera C.
Staff is very friendly and helpful which helps me feel more relaxed. Almost no wait time
Sharon R.
The office staff are great. Extremely friendly. Very good at communication. As well, I love that there is a heavy veteran presence.
Paul N.
Great job.
David C.
This is my personal opinion by far the best dentist office I’ve ever been to! From the ladies in the front office to the hygienist to Dr. Soliman, everyone is so friendly every time I go there […]
LA F.
I am beyond terrified of dentists. The entire team made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I also got caught in the rain on the way to my appointment and was soaked. The receptionist got me a towel to […]
Amy A.
Good quality care
Vera P.
I have been a patient for many many years. The overall integrity of the doctor and staff is the reason that I keep coming back.
Larry M.
I felt very comfortable with the Dr. and all of his staff. I am so happy I have found my dentist.
Janet H.
Got taken on time, hygienist was very nice and I did not have to wait long for the doctor to come in and see me.
Vivian B.
The staff and clinicians awesome. The dentist is always very personable also.
Inez S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • 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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (904) 302-5840
Our Location