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

Teen Teeth Tips from Pediatric Dentists

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Is your teen troubled by their teeth? According to pediatric dentists, teens need to take care of their teeth because their dental habits today can affect their oral health for the rest of their lives.

The Beauty of Braces

Braces are practically a teenage rite of passage since so many adolescents wear them during this time. But today, numerous adults and younger kids are also wearing them because they work wonders to straighten crooked teeth, re-align a bad bite, improve a smile’s appearance, and enhance overall dental health. Braces are available in many different styles and colors, so have an expert in affordable family dentistry recommend a skilled orthodontist and discover which braces are best for you.

The Worry of Wisdom Teeth

The third molars are called wisdom teeth because they are the last teeth to emerge during adolescence, which is a time when teens are gaining wisdom. While they usually come in between the ages of 17 and 21, kids dentists often see them emerge sooner. Occasionally, they emerge in a poor position and need to be removed before they affect nearby teeth. An affordable family dentistry expert can extract these teeth with little pain or cost. These signs often imply that wisdom teeth are wreaking havoc on health and need to be removed:

  • Pain surrounding wisdom teeth
  • Infection
  • Damage to nearby teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Cysts and tumors

The Burn of Smoking

Smoking is never good, but it is especially bad during adolescence because it can lead to a lifetime of dental and medical consequences. According to pediatric dentists, the common dental effects include:

  • Stained teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath
  • Dulled sense of taste and smell
  • Poor healing after dental procedures
  • Oral cancer

The Bite of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have numerous emotional, psychological, physical, and social elements. But they have a dental component and can do disastrous damage to oral health. Improper nutrition can cause the gums to bleed easily, while other risky behaviors can lead stomach acid to ravage tooth enamel and harm the appearance of teeth. Kids dentists often detect the problem and urge teens to seek counseling and care from a healthcare provider who specializes in this struggle.

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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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.
Jennifer and Melissa are the Best, very Helpful… i Highly recommend this office!
Paula R.
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.
Great customer service
Cristina L.
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
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.
I traveled 3 hours for dental procedures at this facility. My appointments were always on time and the staff and dentist were great!
Delaina B.
Melissa was very down to earth and did a great job with my teeth.
Yamil R.
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.
Nice caring people
Gerald W.
Excellent skills of the dentist (Torres) and dental assistant (Chloe) and their prompt and courteous service.
Cynthia N.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas 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.
Everyone very professional and helpful. Treatment by Dr. Ospina was above reproach. Couldn’t be more pleased.
Dale V.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
Really love Sara my hygienist and Dr.Torres explains every detail of procedures very clearly.
Susan L.
Courteous service and gentle procedures.
Theresa H.
Very professional staff and the doctors explained all my options and cost before my procedures.
Robert O.
Absolutely love Sara she does an amazing job on my teeth- I’m very happy with the service they provide!
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