Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

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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Very Friendly staff! Knowledgeable! Caring! Sharing, which we need during Christmas and any time one visits the dentist.
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Will continue treatment and recommended services
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Temple Terrace Advanced Dental Care is Excellent
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Very friendly dentist and staff.
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Great team work.
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Dr Herring very pleasant and comforting making my crown replacement painless.
Sharon L.
I had a deep cleaning done for the first time ever and they did a great job. Very gentle and very informative.
Marisol L.
Dr. Herron is a great dentist.
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Moises is a very thorough and professional hygienist
William J.
Loved my dental hygienist! Great improvement in service since my last visit
Jamilla C.
I was pleased with the effort to help calm my fears of dinistry. I was very aqpprahinsive about the procedure. I thank them very much.
Ollie H.
I needed a fast appointment for a broken crown. They accommodated me quickly and were on-time with appointment. Dr. Herron evaluated the problem and […]
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Very professional and clean. I highly recommend.
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The staff is very nice and friendly and helpful. It makes a trip to the dentist less intimidating, especially for a young adult. Already recommended […]
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Great caring staff. Patient care is wonderful
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The experience was considerably less stressful than I imagined thanks to the professional staff - Thank you!
Donald F.
Another great dental experience. Considering I've had a tooth pulled (and it was a difficult extraction), and a deep cleaning in the last 2 weeks, […]
Robert H.
its been great having my kids seen and the staff has been great with both my kids and has been calming to them knowning that they were scared some […]
Shaun C.
I love Dr. Tucker. She is amazing!! Patient and mindful of what you want.
Teresa B.
Everyone was friendly and Dr. Blackenburg is very informative and has great hands. I didn't feel a thing. I have scheduled my next appointments with […]
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The staff there is friendly and helpful there. The waiting time is short and the billing is very reasonable. Nice experience. I highly recommend this […]
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DR Tucker and Monica are excellent,very professional.Nice experience.
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Great Dentist.
Robert M.
The office staff, nurses were wonderful to work with, took time to listen to you. Dr C. T. is great, she shows she cares about your welfare. Would […]
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Staff is great. Everything went well.
Jeffery S.
Each and every time I visit, my experience has been a pleasant one. Here, people are caring, respectful and very professional! Keep up the good work!
Veronica F.
My visit was actually pleasant. They're very caring about your comfort. The Dr. & her Tech treated me like we were friends.
Walter W.
Very friendly staff. Highly recomend them.
David A.
My emergency was handled expeditiously and with alacrity. Different methodologies of treatment were discussed and my choice was implemented.
Michael P.
Affordable, clean, friendly and professional.
Julio S.
my visit was good especially the doctor he was kind and courteous and the lady who took my tooth out she was so nice I was scared at first l I didn't […]
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Everyone in the office is unbelievably nice, from the doctors to the women at the front desk. They really care about the health of your teeth and […]
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A very warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff is always courteous and did a great job in easing my fears. I must have called the office a million […]
Telesia C.
always great service, smiling staff ,on time, fine work and look who's smiling now.........
Cathy C.
Everyone at Advanced Dental is great! From the office to the hygienists to Dr. Huregita, the patient courtesy is excellent. No one is particularly […]
Sharon D.
Very friendly and professional service.
David A.
The doctors and nurses here are very kind and patient to answer all my questions! I hope I could get help from them in future for my dental treatment.
Yan W.
I was treated so well and Elaine and Andrea were wonderful!!!
Alana T.
The doctors at Temple Terrace are very kind and considerate. They explained me every details that I want to know. They worked very carefully and […]
Yan W.
Staff is so friendly and nice! Dr. Tucker Farrell is the best dentist I have ever had in my life. I also enjoyed interacting with the dental […]
Danielle L.
All of the visit was done in timely manner and was well done with no problem.
Sam F.
Wonderful experience, always very professional and caring.
Rosemary P.
Advanced Dental Care provides good, straight-forward dentistry. Hygienist Elaine always informs me of any gum issues, and the rest of the staff is […]
Barry S.
Everybody is very professional and caring in the office.I was always impressed with the services.
Antoaneta F.
Quick and reliable
Athanasios T.
Everyone is so nice and very professional.
Sandra P.
Dr Herren has excellent patient manners. And, it didn't hurt!
Russell P.
Dr. Herron is an excellent dentist, I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Margaret C.
Very pleased with the service provided....
Karina C.
Short wait and professional and courteous care as always.
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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 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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