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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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 […]
Nilda G.
Very professional office with friendly staff. As much as I have been seeing dentist and my dislike of them (due to bad experiences), I never saw my teeth besides on an x-ray. Dr. Quevedo showed me my […]
Melissa W.
Dentist and staff care about your dental health.
Debra D.
Prompt appointment, compassionate staff, competent dental work.
Debra M.
Excellent Dentist! Dr. Quevado takes time to explain. You will be in good hands. Beautiful, small office. Excellent staff! Organized and friendly. Highly recommend.
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Great service from great people!
Jim H.
Haven’t been to dentist for about 15 years as even the thought of going causes me to throw up. Last appt was told I had about $8-10,000 worth of work, including several root canals. Of course, […]
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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.
Anne R.
My experience was wonderful if you can say that about going to the dentist.I went into the office on an emergency I found the whole office staff very comfortable to be with.The doctor was great Plan […]
Patty B.
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 […]
Marilyn M.
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.
Kathy S.
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 […]
Kimberly B.
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 […]
Brett S.
Dr. Quevedo is excellent and I already have recommended a friend who just relocated to Alt Sprgs
Susan A.
Great dentist and staff!
Bentley S.
I always feel that Dr. Quevedo & his staff honestly care about my overall health. I am having a VERY difficult time right now due to an unusual diagnosis that has caused me to see not only Dr. […]
Leila M.
Sandy is an amazing hygienist who expresses a genuine interest in her patients. She was also particularly attentive and inventive with providing services that didn’t aggregate my sensitive […]
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Outstanding dental care and the office staff is absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend this practice.
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  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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