Manatee Dental of East Bradenton
3805 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL 34208

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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Our Hygienist Kathi is wonderful and extremely efficient. I have recommended your office to my neighbors for that reason.
Richard L.
Cathy is great getting your teeth clean with her is fun she always makes you laugh
Tom L.
Friendly staff and quick service.
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Friends and Family wouldn’t recommend any other office, so I did a walk in since I was in some serious tooth ache pain. This office took care of me immediately and made sure I was taken care […]
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This is the by FAR the Most Wonderful dental office I have ever been to. The staff is amazing, caring and they go above and beyond to make the experience a pleasant one. Everyone is also very […]
Dawn N.
Everyone was pleasant and efficient. I always enjoy my appointments.
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Great dental techs & good customer service.
Mary Y.
The staff was courteous and professional. Dr. Lindow made it a point to introduce himself to me and was easy to talk to.
Kelsey S.
Dr. David and Ramon were very careful and concerned with my feelings. Very professional.
Sandra O.
Great experience, the employees were awesome!!
Viviano A.
Staff made my visit so pleasant and not scary.
Yoko O.
the hygienist is great she made me feel comfortable and was very friendly and informative.
Merry H.
Amber was wonderful person, friendly, informative, helpful, took her time to cleaned every tooth and make me shine!! Thanks so much! Deb
Deborah C.
In and out fast. Everyone was friendly and enjoyed talking to them all.
John P.
Excellent, knowledgeable staff that goes above and beyond for their patients!
Dawn N.
Convenient location for me. The staff is very courteous. I recently had a crown done and I’ve had msny but this was the best one ever.
Mary L.
I felt very welcomed and cared for at this office. Everyone was super friendly and very knowlegable.
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Very friendly and caring staff
Kimberly L.
Cathy is excellent, caring and informative! I appreciate her so much as well as the office staff!
Dale W.
my dental assistant / hygienist is so nice, funny and relatable. Best Dental office I have ever been to because of the people who work there.
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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 Closed
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  • Sunday Closed
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