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

Learn About Dental Care for Seniors and Keep Your Smile for Life

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Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but advancing age can present a number of potential threats to your oral health. Age alone is not a determining factor in the health of your teeth and gums. Many seniors assume that tooth loss and oral disease is an inevitable part of the aging process, but this simply isn’t true. If you see your dentist regularly, and practice excellent oral hygiene, you can enjoy a healthy, natural smile well into your senior years. As a bonus, good oral health can help improve your general health, and enhance your quality of life.

Oral Health Challenges

If you suffer from any of the following, discuss the symptoms and treatment options with your dentist.

  • Gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are common in older individuals. They are caused by a buildup of bacteria-laden dental plaque.
  • Root decay occurs when gum tissues recede and expose tooth roots. Because they are porous and have no protective enamel layer, the roots are more vulnerable to decay.
  • Darkened teeth are often the result of stains or changes in the tooth’s dentin, which is the naturally yellow-colored tissue that lies beneath enamel.
  • Dry mouth is caused by reduced saliva flow, which may be related to certain diseases, prescription medications, and cancer treatments.
  • Diminished sense of taste can be caused by the natural aging process, medications, and dentures.
  • Tooth loss is typically caused by gum disease.
  • Denture-induced stomatitis is an inflammation of tissues beneath a denture. Poor dental hygiene or fungal growth may be to blame.
  • An uneven jawbone may develop over time when missing teeth are not replaced.

Dental Care for Seniors: Hygiene Tips for Healthy Smiles

To avoid gingivitis, periodontitis, root decay, and other preventable problems, practice good oral hygiene consistently. Brush your teeth at least twice every day, floss between teeth once a day, and visit your dentist in South Ocala on a regular basis for early detection and treatment of any oral health problems.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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
Dr. Ospina and his staff did a terrific job with the extraction of my tooth in preparation for and implant.
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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 […]
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Excellent staff. Good doctors.
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Everyone very professional and helpful. Treatment by Dr. Ospina was above reproach. Couldn’t be more pleased.
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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 […]
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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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Great teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
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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 staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
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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.
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Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
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I have found the entire staff to be kind and caring! Jennifer is always helpful and kind and Judy rocks!!!
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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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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 - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 433-4934
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