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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Sandy and Dr. Quevedo genuinely care about their patients!
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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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Went to see this doctor only because he is In my Network…little I knew I was going to like him so much and that he will be my dentist forever. He was very professional, took the time to explain to […]
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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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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 […]
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Dentist and staff care about your dental health.
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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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Hygienist, doctor and staff are always knowledgeable, thorough and courteous
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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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Friendly staff.
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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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Sandy is the best hygienist ever; Dr. Quevedo is a wonderful, extremely smart dentist, and so kind; Lauren is such a nice receptionist, makes me feel so welcome there.
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  • Monday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (321) 594-2628
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