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

Oral Hygiene in South Ocala, FL

Good oral health is essential for high-quality overall health and well-being, and the first line of defense for keeping teeth and gums healthy is an at-home dental hygiene routine combined with twice-yearly visits to the dentist. To find out more about achieving excellent oral hygiene in South Ocala, please call our dental office today.

What Can You Tell Me About Dental Hygiene?

For proper teeth hygiene, it’s crucial to brush your teeth two times a day and floss once a day. This oral hygiene routine helps to remove food and bacteria that can build up and lead to tooth decay and other dental problems, like gum disease. It only takes a few minutes each day to practice good oral hygiene, and the rewards are healthier teeth and gums that are free from pain. If you have any questions about taking better care of your teeth, please give us a call. We look forward to talking with you.

Teeth Care Tips

Combine professional dental care and oral hygiene with regular self-care habits to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and strong for the future. That means visiting the dentist twice a year for cleanings and exams. Also, make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and replace your toothbrush every three months. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to brush all of your teeth every time you brush. Finish your daily teeth cleaning by brushing the roof of your mouth and your tongue for a smile that’s healthy, fresh and clean.

Oral Hygiene and General Health

Maintaining healthy teeth is an important component of an overall healthy lifestyle. When your teeth are tip-top shape, you can more comfortably eat crunchy, nutritious foods, like fruit and vegetables. You sleep more soundly when you aren’t suffering from tooth pain. Going about your day, getting things done and even just talking and laughing can be negatively affected by poor oral health. Schedule an appointment with us today to take charge of your dental health and start understanding the importance of dental hygiene.

Oral Hygiene Tips for Kids

No parent wants to see their child suffering from the pain of a toothache in their baby teeth. Fight early childhood tooth decay by practicing good dental care habits for kids as soon as the first tooth appears. Clean your baby’s tooth using a rice-grain-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste that’s formulated for children. After the age of 3, your dentist may recommend a fluoride supplement if your tap water isn’t fluoridated. For age-appropriate dental care tips, call us today to make an appointment with a dentist.

What Should My Dental Hygiene Routine Entail?

When you have strong, healthy teeth that the careful attention to daily hygiene habits can provide, you feel confident about your smile. You can enjoy your favorite foods and feel comfortable and confident interacting with others. A proper oral hygiene routine can be achieved by brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste before bed, and at least one other time during the day. Your toothbrush should be small enough to easily reach all areas of your mouth. It’s also important to clean between the teeth using floss. Your dentist can provide you with custom oral hygiene instructions to suit the condition of your teeth.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Dale V.
Everyone was nice
Tanya S.
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.
I am so impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality of the doctor’s. In this crazy world, it is really reassuring to find someplace I can trust.
Bonnie E.
Love the staff!!!
Susan L.
Nice caring people
Gerald W.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
The staff is wonderful!
Chris E.
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 Leci and Chloe for their professionalism.
Dave D.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
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.
Dr Chan is very patient and professional. Maidelyn is friendly and gave me the instructions I needed to know for my temporary crown.
Dang P.
The staff and Dr Chen stayed open just so they could take care of my daughter. Chloe really made this appointment possible! They were very patient and kind to her. They went out of their way to help […]
Shannon F.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
Stacie S.
Good experience
Jean D.
Sweet and kind dentist
Joel M.
Very nice people
Donald M.
All the staff, from the front desk, to financial, to hygenists, to Dr. Larkin, have all been exceptional. They have consistently made my children feel comfortable and safe (my daughter actually said […]
Brynne L.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (352) 433-4934
Fax: (352) 237-7127
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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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