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

Get Your Pearly Whites to Gleam


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 South 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 South 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 South 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 South 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
Friendly and caring staff
Delaina B.
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.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
They are great. My only complaint is my own fault. I never floss!!!! Lol. They are so nice and very good at the cleanings. Sarah is the best
Brandon J.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
My daughter loves visiting all the wonderful ladies in the office.
Cortney L.
Great customer service
Cristina L.
Everyone in the office is very pleasant, and professional.
Elliott Z.
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.
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.
Dr. Torres is a dynamo and my hygenist is professional and friendly.
Patricia P.
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.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
Annie B.
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
Professional yet personal. All questions were answered to my satisfaction. My comfort was considered in the treatment plan. Felt proper technique was maintained. Clean and comfortable environment.
Donna R.
I have been going here for a long time and I could not be more happy with Advanced Dental. Starting with just signing in. They always make me feel welcome. The hygienists are great and always handles […]
Gary D.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
Cynthia N.
Judy the hygienist was great. All the people there are friendly and professional
Stacey R.
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.
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 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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