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

Is Your Child Ready to Meet a Kids Dentist?

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Professional dental care is essential for ensuring good oral health for infants and children. Pediatricians and pediatric dentists agree that a child should see a dentist by his or her first birthday. At least one out of every four children in America has a cavity by the age of four. Some kids develop them even earlier. In order to prevent early tooth decay, you should determine your child’s risk with help from a qualified dentist. The first dental visit provides education for you and your child. It will include advice about age-appropriate oral care, behavioral issues like thumb sucking, accident prevention, teething, development milestones, and the effect of diet on oral health.

Your Baby’s First Visit to the Kids Dentist



When preparing for your child’s introduction to dentistry, look for pediatric dentists who are child-friendly, knowledgeable, responsive, and patient with small children. A kids dentist should answer all of your questions clearly, and focus on your child’s specific healthcare needs. A good dental clinic will offer emergency contact information, give detailed follow-up instructions, tell you what will occur next in your child’s dental development, and promote preventative care. To save time, ask the office to mail you any forms you’ll need to fill out for the initial visit. When the big day arrives, bring along your child’s favorite toy or another object that will bring comfort and ease fears.

The First Exam: What to Expect



Pediatric dentists address oral health for infants and children during an initial consultation by reviewing their dental and medical histories, responding to parent questions and concerns, and discussing health issues that will likely occur in the future. Your kids dentist will probably examine your child’s mouth manually while you are holding him or her in your lap. During the visit, you’ll learn how to clean your child’s teeth properly. The dentist may also perform a dental cleaning, especially if your child’s teeth are stained. If it appears that your child is at higher risk for cavities, your dentist will discuss preventative treatments and follow-up care. Working together with a kids dentist, you can give your child the best chances of having a healthy smile for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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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I have been a patient for close to 10 years. I have always been treated very well by the entire staff. Joy has been my hygienist for most of those years. She is always pleasant and explains […]
Terry L.
Because Dr. Purcell did such a good job of explaining the condition of my teeth and practical options. He explained what would happen with different options as well as what outcomes would be. Keverly […]
Marcia D.
always get an excellent treatment when I come in
Jose F.
Always a pleasure when Miguel takes care of my teeth cleaning. He always goes the extra mile to take care of me and keep my teeth looking great. Dr. “Tommy” Purcell is the only one I’ll let […]
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George F.
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 […]
Hero P.
As always I was pleased with their service-prompt and thorough. The sincere concern for the patient is clearly evident.
Dan M.
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 […]
Nancy L.
Staff is so friendly. Enjoy going into the office.
Jennifer B.
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 […]
Dawn H.
Joy is professional and really concerned for your dental hygiene
Gregory M.
Excellent dental hygenist!
Florence B.
No waiting efficient service
Wendy R.
Best Dentist I’ve ever had!! My hygenist Miguel is always very professional and gentle ! My teeth have never felt cleaner !! A++
Gail L.
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
Linda B.
Everyone from the Office Staff and Dental Personnel are super kind, friendly, and welcoming! Your courtesy towards your patients is a breath of fresh air, and appreciated!!! Thank you for such Great […]
Dianne H.
Dr. Purcell and staff are truly professional and give excellent service. Keverly has given skilled care for many years.
Dale B.
The staff at Advanced Dental are so wonderful. Joy is such a pleasure! She is so kind and gentle and is one of the best hygienists I have had clean my teeth. She is a real professional and took the […]
Caryn G.
location, knowledge of staff
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Friendly staff, questionable hand hygiene, concerns over cavity diagnoses.
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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