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

Brush with fluoride for healthy teeth

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The California Dental Association is urging people to make 2013 a year committed to good oral health. CDA President Lindsey Robinson, D.D.S., a pediatric dentist, recently released a statement telling people to make sure that they brush and floss regularly this year to remove plaque and bacteria from their mouths. While it may sound surprising, many people do not brush as long as they should or floss nearly enough. This is why reminders to practice these healthy habits are important.

Robinson explained that while brushing and flossing are important, it’s particularly important to brush using a fluoride toothpaste.

“It’s important to brush with a fluoride toothpaste as fluoride reduces bacteria levels in the mouth. It also remineralizes tooth surfaces to make them stronger,” said Robinson.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), fluoride can help prevent tooth decay by making  teeth more resistant to the acid attacks that cause cavities. This is why the ADA recommends that people use dental products that contain this mineral and drink tap water that contains fluoride. According to the organization, 74 percent of the U.S. population has tap water with fluoride in it.

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This is my new favorite dentist!!! I just moved to the area and my friend referred me to Advanced Dental Care. The whole experience was 5 stars from the time I walked in and was greeted by the front […]
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Dr. Purcell is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. My dental technician Danielle is outstanding. She does a great job at making the cleanings tolerable. They both always have a smile and make you […]
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My hygienist Joy made me very comfortable as I was extremely nervous having a deep cleaning for the first time. Dr. Purcell came and checked up on me and was very kind . The entire staff is very […]
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short wait time, everyone is friendly, skilled & courteous employees. I told Miguel about my serious recent eye surgery…he gave me large plastic glasses–like a shield–to wear during my […]
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Very kind and prompt service.
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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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My husband and I have been coming here for years.Very professional staff. They take the time to answer your questions. Highly recommend!!!
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Everyone was courteous and professional.
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Everyone was polite and caring the whole time. Real good office staff, been impressed since day 1.
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Always a nice visit, if visiting a dentist can be nice! Staff is very kind and know what they are doing!
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Just finished getting my teeth cleaned at Advanced Dental. What a good experience. I am at ease from the minute I walk in because of the warm, friendly staff. The best though is Keverly. So kind and […]
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Everyone was great and really seemed to care about me.
Cheryl O.
We have received our dental care here since moving to the area. The staff is excellent as is the service. Thanks, Danielle and Dr. Purcell.
Marcia T.
I’ve been a patient for 3 years now. LOVE going to the dentist again! Dr. Purcell and his entire staff are off the hook in great customer service and professionalism. You won’t be disappointed
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ALL STAFF FRIENDLY AND COURTEOUS. GET WELL TAKEN CAKE OF BY ALL.
Karen M.
There quick at getting you in. And explain things well
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I have been going here for years. They do a great job!!
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