Our Founder — Patricio N. Andres, DDS
I can remember a time when brushing my teeth wasn’t high on my list of important things to do. As result, I spent a lot of time going to the dentist to take care of cavities. After finally realizing the importance of good oral hygiene, I was encouraged to use an electric toothbrush, which I came to love. What I didn’t love about it was not knowing when to replace the brush heads and realizing how expensive it was to do so.
Fast-forward many years later and I’m a pediatric dentist, educating my patients and their parents on the importance of regular brushing and using an electric toothbrush, knowing the same pain points that bothered me still existed. One day, I thought to myself, “There’s gotta be a better way to get toothbrushes for a lot less money! What if someone came up with an easier, more affordable way to replace their toothbrushes or toothbrush replacement heads?” So I founded Toothbrushery.com on the premise that you shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money to replace your toothbrushes, nor should it be a hassle to do so.
To support my desire to give back as part of dental charities, I built in a buy-one, give-one program that allows those less fortunate to receive the gift of oral hygiene via toothbrushes and dental care. Join me so that together, we can make the world a better place — one toothbrush at a time!
BS Biology, San Diego State Univ 2000
DDS Degree New York University College of Dentistry 2004
Pediatric Dentistry Residency, St Barnabas Hosp, Bronx, NY 2007
At Toothbrushery.com, our mission is to promote oral health by making it hassle-free and less expensive to replace toothbrushes, to give back by donating one toothbrush for each one purchased to those who are less fortunate, and donating our time to provide much needed dental care to children that depend on dental charities around the world.
Guatemala: provided dental care for children
Tijuana, MX: provided dental care for children
TeamSmile, San Diego, CA: provided dental care for children from underserved areas of San Diego, CA
Give Kids A Smile, San Diego, CA: provided dental care for children from underserved areas of San Diego, CA
WHY I LOVE
Being a pediatric dentist has taught me compassion — not only the kids I treat, but also for people in general. There is a responsibility I feel I have, not only as a dentist, but first and foremost as a human being, to take care of others and do good in this world. Service to the community, locally and on a larger level, is why I am passionate about taking care of kids — those who visit my office and those who wouldn’t have access to dental treatment otherwise. Dental mission trips are one way I know I can fulfill this responsibility. When I go on missions to other countries, I see families waiting patiently in long lines, some having traveled for hours, just so their child can receive dental treatment — some for the first time ever. When I see the gratitude on their faces and sense the appreciation they have, it moves me to know I had a positive impact on this family’s life, even if it’s small in the grand scheme things. Kindness and service to others adds up, and the more we do it, the more we can create positive change in the world. I started Toothbrushery.com not only to create a solution to the pain point of buying toothbrushes and toothbrush heads for my electric toothbrush, but to also create a platform that allows our customers to be the driving force that supports our ability to give back to our community and to those around the world.