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

It’s Time for Soda to Lose its Fizz

Healthy Teeth

Face it, those fizzy soft drinks we love can be hard on our teeth. Family dentistry experts have been warning us that regular consumption of carbonated beverages will erode tooth enamel and lead to serious decay. That’s because the sugars in sodas turn to acid as soon as they hit the mouth. Eventually, that acid erodes enamel and leads to tooth decay. Diet sodas aren’t much better. They may not contain sugar, but they still turn to acid in the mouth, with the same dire consequences as their sugary cousins. It may be time to face the bitter truth about all those carbonated beverages we consume.

HealthCanal.com recently reported on a study at the University of Adelaide, which suggested that soft drinks might need to include explicit warning labels about the potential dangers of these drinks to teeth, explaining that soft drinks can contribute to a wide range of dangerous dental effects. This would likely be good news to family dentistry experts.

“Tooth decay carries with it significant physical, social, and health implications, and we believe the risk of tooth decay should be included in any warnings relating to sweet drinks,” said one of the researchers from the study.

While warning labels are only a possibility in the future, you can start cutting back or cutting out these carbonated beverages now and be proactive about your own dental care. Parents can replace their child’s sodas with milk, fluoridated water, and other drinks to improve their child’s dental care regimen. An affordable dentist can be found at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road to apply dental sealants.

It’s important to find an affordable dentist who will do everything to help preserve your dental health, since everyone wants to feel good about the appearance of their teeth.

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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My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
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Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
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Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
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Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
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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.
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 Chan is very patient and professional. Maidelyn is friendly and gave me the instructions I needed to know for my temporary crown.
Dang P.
My family and I love the staff and especially the office manager. She makes sure that we are taking care of and the environment is family friendly. We love our dentist family❤️
Isaac W.
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
Dale V.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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Great customer service
Cristina L.
Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
Sarah is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and always courteous.
Willie H.
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.
The staff is wonderful!
Chris E.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
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Everyone is very friendly and informative!
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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 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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