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

Why a Regular Teeth Cleaning is a Must for Maximum Oral Health

Dental Hygiene

If you don’t keep your teeth clean, you could lose your healthy smile. Good home care is essential, but for optimal oral health, you need to visit your dental hygienist at least twice a year for professional teeth cleaning. Most dental insurance policies will cover the procedure, and it doesn’t require much time or preparation to have it done. The benefits of professional cleaning aren’t just cosmetic. To appreciate their value, you must understand the role of oral bacteria, plaque and tartar buildup.

Oral bacteria are ever-present and always a problem. No matter how often you brush, there is always bacteria in your mouth. Its presence is perfectly normal, but it is also the cause of gum disease and tooth decay. Within only 48 hours after you receive a professional teeth cleaning, the oral bacteria starts to return. Although regular brushing and flossing helps to remove the bacteria, plaque still forms on your teeth within six months of your cleaning. Residual plaque calcifies and becomes impossible to remove without having a professional teeth cleaning by a dental hygienist.

Even if your only visits are for routine cleanings, your dentist can spot early problems like new cavities or gum inflammation during the exam. The condition of your teeth and gums can reveal serious medical issues like oral cancer, leukemia, and diabetes, so seeing your dentist can even save your life. With early detection, medical treatment of these conditions is more effective.

The better you take care of your teeth at home, the less invasive your dental cleanings will be. When you practice regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, professional cleanings go quickly. If you haven’t scheduled a teeth cleaning this year, make the call today to your dentist in South Ocala.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Dr. Chan and Melissa are awesome. They are kind,considerate and always have the patient’s well being in mind. They are professional and made my appointment a positive dental experience.
Larry D.
Melissa was very down to earth and did a great job with my teeth.
Yamil R.
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.
Absolutely love my dental hygienist (Sarah) . She is one of the best that has ever treated me.
Susan L.
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 teeth cleaning and the hygienist was very friendly
Yelitza M.
Excellent staff. Good doctors.
Susan L.
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 Leci and Chloe for their professionalism.
Dave D.
My teeth cleaning was awesome. The tech that cleaned my teeth was professional, polite and very knowledgeable about her profession
Douglas R.
Caring, skilled professional staff that takes great care of their patients!
Barbara K.
Great service and staff
Delaina B.
Everyone very professional and helpful. Treatment by Dr. Ospina was above reproach. Couldn’t be more pleased.
Dale V.
Most professional office staff, the BEST hygienist and my very favorite dentist, Dr Torres!
Patricia P.
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.
Office staff is great, comfortable and educated with great knowledge of assistance in the field of dental issues.
Pebbles V.
Very friendly and efficient. Prompt service. Didn’t push unnecessary products or procedures
Peter G.
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.
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.
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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