Advanced Dental Care of Longwood
505 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 100, Longwood, FL 32779

Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

Is Your Toothbrush Making You Sick?

You use your toothbrush every day. It rids your mouth of all those tiny food particles that your saliva might have missed and keeps your smile bright and safe from tooth decay and enamel erosion. But, with all that brushing away bacteria, how can toothbrushes actually stay clean for weeks? According to some research, they don’t.

While there may be bacteria on your toothbrush, there are also hundreds of microorganisms in your mouth, both good and bad bacteria. Your body is wired to naturally defend itself from harmful bacteria, so if you're worried about your toothbrush making you sick or putting your mouth in danger of harmful germs, you can set those thoughts aside. However, it's still important to keep your toothbrush in good shape.

Minor factors regarding how you store your toothbrush can help make sure that you're not putting something harmful into your mouth each day. Always rinse your toothbrush after brushing and allow it to dry out before using it again. While toothbrush covers might be good for travel, don't use one when you don't have to, as it can trap moisture and lead to more germs. After about three to four months – or when specially made bristles change colors, it's time for a new one.

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I am a new patient and could not be more pleased with the entire staff and the overall experience. Dr Quevedo, visiting Dr Angulo, Esly, and the Receptionist thank you very much. After researching […]
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I was very anxious and nervous about my first visit, since I have not had any dental care in a long time. Office staff was fantastic as was the doctor! I look forward to future visits.
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The front desk assistant was so nice and helpful and even threw out a few jokes every now and then it was just a real Pleasant place to be that’s not normal for dentist office very welcoming people
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My care was gentle and explained to me each step of the way, which is good since most dental care freaks me out a little!
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George M.
Love this dental office. The staff is always nice and accommodating. My hygienist Sandra is great. Dr. Quevedo is also wonderful. Would recommend this office!!
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I had a wonderful experience. Danielle was the best. She was very patient and kind. I look forward to the next visit! I would recommend everyone to come to this dentist office.
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Dr. pleasant, knowledgeable, answered my questions, checked my mouth carefully. I didn’t feel rushed. The nurse assistant Esly (sp) was so nice, and gentle taking the exrays. Sandy, the dental […]
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Took me in for an emergency situation. Everyone of the office staff are so pleasant and professional. I found our new family dentist
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Dr. Q. Is so kind and patient. He is very thorough and an excellent dentist. His entire staff are wonderful as well.
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I love Sandy!! She is the best!! I look forward for dental cleaning. High standards!!
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Dentist and staff care about your dental health.
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Great experience! Took time to explain everything going on with my teeth. They even take pictures and show you what your teeth look like and what needs to be done. They don’t force any procedures […]
Brett S.
Went in for my first root canal ever. The Dentist talked me through the entire procedure, without ever feeling like he was talking down to me. The assistants, hygienists, and front end staff were all […]
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The staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcomed. The doctor doesn’t try to do a procedure that you don’t need. Doctor and his assistant take time to explain everything and that your […]
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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