Toothbrush: How to Take Care of It?

Usually, toothbrushes are considered disposable, but this isn’t always the case. Some people purchase toothbrushes that are intended to last for the long run, some of them with replaceable heads and others not so much. There are a number of things that you should do to take care of your toothbrush though, and that starts with replacement. Dentists recommend the replace your toothbrush every three or four months. If you notice the bristles bending are fraying away, then you might want to replace it even sooner. If you have a more expensive electric brush that does not allow you to change out the head, then you still want to replace it if the bristles look like they are getting worn because it will not do as good of a job.

Your Toothbrush: How to Take Care of It


You should also make sure to rinse your toothbrush carefully after use and then set it up somewhere where can air dry. Many people choose to put their toothbrush back into a case after they brush, but this can allow bacteria to form in your toothbrush. You want all of the toothpaste and other material to be washed away and then you want to allow it to air dry in the open space whenever possible. Also, always make sure that you rinse your brush with warm water before use.


In addition, you want to store your toothbrush upright whenever you can. Storing them with the brush at the top allows water to drain quickly and your brush to dry out. This is especially important before vacations. Never store your brush in a toothbrush holder or hygiene case unless you are taking it with you on vacation. Always given an opportunity to air dry because bacteria can form in your toothbrush will not be very clean the next time that you use it.

Regency Family Dentistry Omaha

Whether your teeth needs are a complete exam and cleaning, a full-mouth restoration, or anything in between, we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.  Below are just some of the many procedures and dental services we regularly provide to our patients – with a gentle touch, and stunning results.  Your smile is our first priority, and we’ll give you something to smile about.

Preventative Dentistry

  • Dental Exams
  • Dental Cleanings
  • Oral Cancer Exam
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Sealants
  • Dental X-Rays
  • Home Care
  • Nightguards & Mouthguards

Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Composite Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • FixedPorcelain Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Tooth Whitening

Periodontal Disease

  • What is Periodontal (Gum) Disease?
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Maintenance

Restorative Dentistry

  • Dental Implants
  • Inlay Restorations
  • Onlay Restorations
  • Composite Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Dentures & Partial Dentures
  • Fixed Bridges
  • Root Canal Therapy

Oral Surgery

  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions

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Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!


The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.