Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
8640 E State Road 70, Suite D, Bradenton, FL 34202

Are You Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way?

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Your dental care hygiene practices help you keep your smile beautiful. Besides seeing your affordable dentist regularly, your brushing and flossing routine is the most important part of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Great oral care helps you avoid early tooth loss and big dental bills. It’s easy to become comfortable with habits you’ve been practicing for many years. You may not realize that your brushing technique isn’t as efficient as it could be. To ensure that your dental care routine provides maximum protection, make note of the following dentist-approved tips.

Brushing Your Teeth: The Basics

Brushing your teeth is the most important element of home dental care. Here are six essential recommendations from the American Dental Association:

  • Brush at least twice a day.
  • Slow down and take your time. Spend at least two full minutes brushing all surfaces of your teeth.
  • Use a quality toothpaste and a toothbrush with soft bristles. Your toothbrush should fit inside your mouth comfortably and reach every tooth surface.
  • Hold your toothbrush at an angle, and target the area where your teeth meet your gums. Brush with gentle, short, back-and-forth strokes.
  • Rinse your brush with water after use, and store it upright to air-dry.
  • Your toothbrush should be replaced every three to four months or when its bristles appear frayed.

More Dental Care Tips Dentists Recommend

  • Floss daily using about 18 inches of dental floss.
  • Slide the floss gently back and forth between your teeth; curve it against one tooth as it reaches the gum line.
  • To improve your hygiene even more, add an antimicrobial rinse to your routine, or invest in an oral irrigation tool.

Affordable Dentists can Save your Smile

Finding potential problems early is essential for preventing gum disease and premature tooth loss. See your affordable dentist immediately if you notice symptoms like red, tender gums, bleeding gums, loose teeth, sensitivity, or persistent bad breath.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, 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 Lakewood Ranch.

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Once again Kev did an excellent job of taking care of my teeth. She is professional, courteous, and very gentle in doing her job.
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Great professional team at Advanced Dental of Lakewood Ranch. Thank you Lisa for taking the time to explain everything to me and thank you Maria for your excellent service. Very friendly atmosphere!! […]
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I initially came in to This office after a traumatic Incident with another dentist. They were very Helpful and compassionate. One of the ladies, Alex, took me under her wing and reassured me […]
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Everyone I have dealt with in the office are professional and enjoy taking care of their patients. Dr. Purcell, his assistant Jen and hygenist Joy are all fantastic. Pain free treatments make it a […]
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My dentist was very cordial and thorough. He was very patient (taking time to answer all my questions). My hygienist, Giovanna was also very thorough and gentle when cleaning my teeth. The staff was […]
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  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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