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

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No one will ever argue that brushing your teeth is an integral part of your daily dental care routine, and essential to the simple act of tooth brushing is choosing the right toothpaste for the job. But walking down the toothpaste aisle can be a bit overwhelming. With so many options, how do you know which brand and type of toothpaste is right for you and your family’s dental care?

Ultimately, the best toothpaste is one that you will faithfully use every day. If you don’t like the taste, the texture, or the scent, it doesn’t matter if it is clinically proven as the most effective product on the market. If you don’t like it, you won’t use it.

Some of the types of toothpaste include:

Tartar Control

  • Contains either sodium pyrophosphate or sodium hexametaphosphate to prevent tartar buildup and staining.


  • Made with chemical agents and abrasives to help eliminate stains and make your teeth shine.
  • For stubborn stains, find an affordable dentist in Ocala who offers professional whitening.


  • Fights harmful microbes that cause periodontal disease, as well as bad breath.
  • May contain stannous fluoride, which reduces gum sensitivity and fights cavities.

Contrary to popular belief, toothpaste does not need to bubble and foam to get your teeth truly clean. The foaming bubbles come from a substance called sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS. The sole purpose of SLS is to assist in the blending of water-based and oil-based ingredients. It is actually a rather harsh detergent that can cause canker sores or reduce salivary production. There are an increasing number of toothpastes available that are made without SLS.

You can’t go wrong as long as your toothpaste has the seal of approval from the ADA (American Dental Association).

Proper dental care for you teeth is a team effort between your entire family and a family dentistry expert. Finding an affordable dentist in Ocala is critical to ensuring that your family maintains good a good dental care routine, which includes regular check-ups every six months.

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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Patient Reviews
Sarah is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and always courteous.
Willie H.
Dr Chan, Chreish and Leci treated me and are extremely professional and have saved me money by not doing procedures that are not necessary. In recent years I have been to different dentist do to my […]
John P.
Courteous service and gentle procedures.
Theresa H.
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.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
Great service and staff
Delaina B.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
Cynthia N.
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.
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.
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.
I am completely satisfied with the level of atention and care I’ve gotten from both the staff and Dentist.
John B.
Everyone very professional and helpful. Treatment by Dr. Ospina was above reproach. Couldn’t be more pleased.
Dale V.
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 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.
Good experience
Jean 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.
Dave D.
Nice caring people
Gerald W.
Very nice people
Donald M.
Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
Patricia P.
Personal experience.
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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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