Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

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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Patient Reviews
Very professional in all aspects of patient care.
Margaret C.
The staff is Exceptional and my dentist made me comfortable even though I am a big chicken . She also took the time to explain everything.
Antoinette M.
Dr. Zelinski is very good and her dental assistant is too. Both are also very nice people.
Franklin J.
Very friendly staff & good location
Rakinya H.
The staff is so accommodating.
Francis C.
Denise who did my cleaning did the best job and so very informative and kind. Thank you!
Debbie K.
Great staff, bright clean office, treatments were painless, no waiting.
Denise H.
Professional, knowledgeable, thorough, courteous and friendly.
Donald M.
Professional, competent, and caring staff. Attentive to my dental needs.
Andrea W.
Pleasant greeting when we arrived. After the visit upon leaving answered and explained all questions in detail. Obviously they are really putting their best foot forward, which is good for business […]
Dennis R.
I was truly impressed with the comfort and understanding of the staff. They allowed me to explain the trauma that I went through as a child with the dentist and understood my fear of Dentistry […]
Joseph M.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in fast and were very kind and understanding. Thank you
T L.
Very professional, clean, respectful, polite, cheerful. Listen to concerns and input.
Leslie F.
Great cleaning!!!
Gail M.
Great office staff. Marina the Dental hygienist is great
Mary W.
The staff is so competent & nice. Treat you with care & respect.
Shari T.
very efficient, friendly atmosphere everything was explained to me. Dental hygienist was very thorough, confident in dentist’s expertise.
Evelyn H.
The staff was is very professional. I can’t say enough about the doctor she was is awesome.
Bernice W.
Very caring about their clients. Everyone is very knowledgeable and go the extra mile to answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend!
Karen C.
Very friendly staff and helpful. Especially since I’m very scared . The dentist and assistant were wonderful as well .
Nina M.
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Office Hours
  • 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 - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
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