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

Dental Care Basics for Busy Lifestyles

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Proper dental care seems easy enough—after all, you have been brushing and flossing since your first tooth emerged. Despite the simplicity of the task, it becomes so commonplace that you may not brush as long or as thoroughly as you should, or perhaps flossing has become a once-a-week habit, rather than daily. You want to care for your teeth and your health, but your schedule is busy, making a friendly reminder of dental care basics helpful for keeping you on track.

Use this guide to achieve optimal oral care with basic tips for caring for your teeth, even when your schedule gets a little too busy. Basic dental care comes down to a few easy steps:

  • Brushing twice a day, and after each meal, if possible. Brush for a minimum of two minutes, dividing the mouth in quadrants and thoroughly brush each section.
  • Cleaning your tongue with your toothbrush or a tongue scraper to minimize bad breath.
  • Flossing at least once daily.
  • Using mouthwash at least once a day, after brushing.
  • Eating nutrient-rich fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.
  • Visiting your dentist to have plaque buildup removed, which even the most diligent at-home dental care can’t eliminate.

Routine Dental Care:

  • Fights cavities
  • Protects gums and tissues surrounding the teeth
  • Removes stains caused by certain foods, drinks, and tobacco
  • Prevents bad breath
  • Reduces risk of whole-body disease

Avoid Dental Problems:

  • Within just 20 minutes of finishing a meal, bacteria and food debris can start causing damage, so brush twice daily or, if possible, after every meal.
  • Avoid sugary and starchy foods, which feed the bacteria in the mouth that can erode the teeth.
  • Avoid using tobacco products, which can lead to gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Find an affordable dentist and schedule appointments every six months. Your dentist can detect oral conditions at the earliest stages.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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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Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
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.
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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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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 […]
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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.
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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Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
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Patricia P.
Melissa was very down to earth and did a great job with my teeth.
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Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
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Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
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The perio team, Dr. Reddy, Marie,and Jennifer were wonderful and made me feel really comfortable!
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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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