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

Clean your 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 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, 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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Love love love the staff! Everyone was so friendly and very helpful. Highly recommend anyone who is looking for a new forever “dental” family, to come here. -Ryan
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I am very comfortable with Advanced Dental. Dr Soliman is the best. I would not see another dentist and I’ve been going to him 10 + years.
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Everyone in the office is very friendly and helpful. They to everything they can to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. The doctor explains everything before he does it and makes sure you are […]
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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.
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Dr Solieman is the best dentist I have seen as the staff are very nice.
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Outstanding customer service that I always receive!
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Thank you for the great work you did during my visit to the clinic
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Dr. Soliman is a kind and gentle dentist who takes time to explains things. He and his staff provide a relaxing, professional environment and provide exceptional service to the patients.
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Pleased with the staff.
Mark C.
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.
Dr. Soloman is awesome! He takes his time with each patient and is very caring.
Sarah R.
Very good hygienist
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The dentist and assistant were so nice and helped keep me calm when I was having a panic attack while the dentist was removing a broken tooth.
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Just pleased with how nice everyone was!
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Excellent wait time. The staff is courteous, professional yet friendly. The office is clean and patient friendly.
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I like your office, doctor and staff are friendly and great.
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Always a great visit! The hygienist was great at working with me and even warmed the water being used to decrease tooth sensitivity. Her awareness and response was greatly appreciated.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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