Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Back to the Basics-How to Brush Your Teeth

Tooth Brushing

Although most people learned to brush their teeth as kids, many adults don’t follow the brushing recommendations of their family dentistry experts. It’s great to find an affordable dentist to fill cavities, but most tooth decay can be prevented with a consistent dental care routine. To improve your oral hygiene and save money on future dental care, revisit the proper brushing techniques.

Why is Proper Tooth Brushing So Important?

After you eat or drink, food debris lingers, causing plaque to form. If you don’t remove plaque properly, it will form tartar, and once tartar is in place, it takes professional dental care to remove it. Leaving plaque on your teeth for an extended period of time will lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing twice a day can help to prevent plaque from forming.

Tooth Brushing Tips

  • Divide your mouth into four quadrants and spend the same amount of time brushing each area.
  • Brushing every tooth is essential, including hard-to-reach areas and sensitive teeth.
  • Spend a least two minutes brushing to ensure that all food debris and bacteria are removed from your teeth.
  • Brush in a gentle, circular motion.
  • Toothbrushes wear out, so replace yours every three to four months.

Use the Best Dental Care Productsto Get the Best Results

Keep up with the latest in dental care, and only use toothpastes that are accepted by the ADA (American Dental Association). Many toothpastes are designed for specific needs such as tartar control, whitening, or improving your breath. Ask your family dentistry experts about the best options for you. Your dental care routine should include brushing at least twice daily, flossing every day, and using mouthwash.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road. 

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Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
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Everyone at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road is professional, friendly and courteous. Thanks especially to Dr. Torres for his attention to detail, and to Jenny for her precision and knowledge.
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Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
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Professional yet personal. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. My comfort was considered in the treatment plan. Felt proper technique was maintained. Clean and comfortable environment.
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Dale V.
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Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with a tooth extraction in preparation for an implant. The entire process was thorough, efficient and overall pleasant considering the type of work done.
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My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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