Advanced Dental Care of Orange City
2490 Enterprise Road, Orange City, FL 32763

Clean your toothbrush as well as you clean your teeth

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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. 

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Rebecca is a wonderful dental hygienist.
Steven S.
Have been going to Dr. Colon for years and I am not an easy case… I recommend her and the staff, all very compassionate and professional.
Elmer H.
Great care. Very professional but friendly and caring.
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My hygienist Nicole always does a wonderful job and I look forward to seeing her !!!
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Very nice folks
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I love this dental office! Nicole is awesome!
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The office staff is friendly and it is conveniently located to our family
Julie W.
Love this place always clean and welcoming everyone is very nice from the front desk to Doctor Colon ; my favorite assistant is Xaimara is very attentive and sweet thanks for my new smile ladies.
Janet D.
Great service. Friendly, kind and professional
Jack J.
Everyone is friendly, professional and I feel that they are very knowledgeable in what they do.
Catherin I.
The entire staff is top notch!!!! Great place all around
Susan S.
Had my routine cleaning for my teeth done by Becky and she is just wonderful and does a really good job, and is just so pleasant!
Nancy L.
Great professional service.Friendly environment. And friendly environment. And satisfied with the overall experience
Carlos R.
Polite quick considerate helpful clean office
Tammy F.
The dentist and staff are super people! I had 6 caps placed on and several cavities. The professionalism, care and timely time it took to work on my mouth was superior. I always enjoyed going knowing […]
Valerie H.
Rebecca is the best hygienist ever!
Nicole H.
All the people at this location are awesome
Michael D.
Amazing staff
Lori C.
The hygienist is number one in Orange city and Deland. Knows her work,very professional and people friendly.
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Everyone is very friendly and helpful, my dental hygienist Rebecca is awesome! So good at what she does and very nice.
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  • 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
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  • Sunday Closed
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