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

Why a Regular Teeth Cleaning is a Must for Maximum Oral Health

Dental Hygiene

If you don’t keep your teeth clean, you could lose your healthy smile. Good home care is essential, but for optimal oral health, you need to visit your dental hygienist at least twice a year for professional teeth cleaning. Most dental insurance policies will cover the procedure, and it doesn’t require much time or preparation to have it done. The benefits of professional cleaning aren’t just cosmetic. To appreciate their value, you must understand the role of oral bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup.

Oral bacteria are ever-present and always a problem. No matter how often you brush, there is always bacteria in your mouth. Its presence is perfectly normal, but it is also the cause of gum disease and tooth decay. Within only 48 hours after you receive a professional teeth cleaning, the oral bacteria starts to return. Although regular brushing and flossing helps to remove the bacteria, plaque still forms on your teeth within six months of your cleaning. Residual plaque calcifies and becomes impossible to remove without having a professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist.

Even if your only visits are for routine cleanings, your dentist can spot early problems like new cavities or gum inflammation during the exam. The condition of your teeth and gums can reveal serious medical issues like oral cancer, leukemia, and diabetes, so seeing your dentist can even save your life. With early detection, medical treatment of these conditions is more effective.

The better you take care of your teeth at home, the less invasive your dental cleanings will be. When you practice regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, professional cleanings go quickly. If you haven’t scheduled a teeth cleaning this year, make the call today to your dentist in Ocala.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
Sweet and kind dentist
Joel M.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
Dr .Chan and his assistant Melissa are an awesome team , they did and still are (in progress) doing a fantastic job on my husband Adam’s teeth. Will recommend Advanced Dental to my friends and […]
Elizabeth W.
The staff here is great! Going to the dentist has always been a fear of mine but i actually left this place with a smile on my face. A huge thank you to Leci!
Destanie P.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
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.
Dave D.
I had another great experience having my periodontal maintenance cleaning performed by Sarah. She takes her time to do a very thorough and comfortable procedure. I would definitely recommend Sarah […]
Joseph V.
Excellent staff. Good doctors.
Susan L.
Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
My spouse and I have been a long time customer of Advanced Dental Care and seen many Dentist come and go. The standards continue to reamain high.
Walter L.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
Everyone is very friendly and informative!
Lindsay E.
Dr. Chan and Melissa are awesome. They are kind,considerate and always have the patient’s well being in mind. They are professional and made my appointment a positive dental experience.
Larry D.
Friendly staff, prompt appointment time, treatment plan explained, scheduling for services easy.
Delaina B.
I am very pleased and happy that I came to this office. Dr. Chan and his assistants; Melissa, Lese, and Sarah are very nice and are very caring individuals. They are highly skilled and very thorough.
Barbara K.
The perio team, Dr. Reddy, Marie,and Jennifer were wonderful and made me feel really comfortable!
Elizabeth V.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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 - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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