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

Family Dentistry Plays a Role in your General Health


You probably know that good dental care can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. But, did you know that it can also have a huge impact on your general health? Family dentistry professionals can learn important facts about your body just by examining your teeth, gums, and saliva. In fact, more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases produce oral symptoms and signs. Most importantly, research has proven that taking good care of your teeth can reduce your risk of medical problems. Seeing an affordable dentist regularly could actually prevent serious disease as you age.

Your Mouth: A Family Dentistry Diagnostic Tool

What your dentist finds in your mouth can reveal volumes. For example, certain types of lesions inside the mouth can be indicative of AIDS. Saliva can reveal elevated cortisol levels, important cancer markers, proteins that help monitor osteoporosis, fungal or bacterial infection, environmental toxins, and even illegal drug use. The presence of gum disease or severe plaque buildup is a warning sign that you’re at higher risk of other diseases. Bacteria inside your mouth doesn’t normally enter your bloodstream, but diseased, bleeding gums allow access. If your immune system isn’t healthy, the bacteria can cause infection and inflammation in other parts of your body such as your heart valves.

Dental Care and Serious Ailments

Researchers have recently found that many common and serious medical problems are associated with gum disease and inadequate dental care and hygiene. The inflammation associated with periodontitis has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. Besides being a potential warning sign of diabetes, gum disease also makes the condition more difficult to control. Pregnant women face threats of preterm birth and low birth weight for their babies caused by oral infections. The good news is that treating gum disease and preventing its progression can reduce the risk of these and other medical conditions. Visit an affordable dentist to learn more about your oral health and how it affects the rest of your body.

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 20 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
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
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.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
Everyone is very friendly and informative!
Lindsay E.
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.
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.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
Janet W.
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.
Everyone very professional and helpful. Treatment by Dr. Ospina was above reproach. Couldn’t be more pleased.
Dale V.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
Courteous service and gentle procedures.
Theresa H.
Love the staff!!!
Susan L.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
Very nice people
Donald M.
Excellent staff. Good doctors.
Susan L.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
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.
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
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.
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 - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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