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

5 Tips to Help You Optimize Every Dental Visit

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

If you rush through your dental appointment and don’t communicate with your dentist, you’re missing out on maximum oral health. Dental check-ups aren’t just for detecting cavities and scraping tartar; they’re an essential part of managing your overall health. Oral health and general health are closely linked. Some signs and symptoms of dental problems can point to undetected cases of serious medical problems. To get the most from your next dental visit, adopt the following suggestions.

1. Keep Your Dentist in the Loop

If your health status has changed, update your dentist. Many illnesses such as diabetes, Sjogren’s syndrome, or serious infections can affect your oral health. When your dentist is fully informed about your medical history, he or she can deliver a highly personalized level of dental care.

2. Report Oral Health Symptoms

If you have a new symptom or concern, be sure to share it with your dentist, even if you don’t think it’s serious. These symptoms should always be reported:

  • Bleeding gums during or after brushing
  • Difficulty brushing or flossing
  • Tooth pain or sensitivity
  • Mouth sores that won’t heal
  • Jaw pain, jaw clenching, or tooth grinding

3. List Your Supplements and Medications

Some prescription medicines and nutritional supplements can affect your teeth and gums or increase your risk of bleeding. List each medication and supplement you take; be sure to include over-the-counter drugs and vitamins, even if you don’t think they’re important.

4. Remember to Ask Questions

Whether you have a question about bad breath or the best brand of dental floss, ask it. The available products, technologies, and advancements in dental care change constantly, so stay up-to-date. At every visit, ask your dentist about any new ways to improve your dental care.

5. You Deserve an Affordable Dentist

It can be a challenge to find an affordable dentist when you’re on a tight budget, but if you procrastinate, your dental problems could become even more expensive. If you’re facing financial struggles, don’t be embarrassed to ask your dentist about affordable payment plans.

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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Patient Reviews
The staff is always helpful and courteous and professional.
Teri R.
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.
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.
Convenient and real good friendly service
A U.
Dr. Purcell is a wonderful, talented dentist. The staff goes above and beyond for all the patients.
Carol C.
Professional staff. Personable and comfortable environment.
Judith R.
Very kind staff that know their stuff and will explain what is going on to those that are interested
Jason H.
My dental hygienist, Joy is the main reason that i would recommend your office. She is amazing and makes the visit a good experience!
Doris W.
Everyone at the office is very professional but still very personal. Joy, the dental hygienist is awesome! The best one I have ever had! Thanks to you all. I “kinda” like going to the dentist now!
Donna F.
We have found a great place for dental care since we have moved to the area. The staff is very friendly and efficient. Joy, my hygienist, is very gentle, thorough and positive at my visits and […]
Kelly L.
Dr. Purcell and the staff are terrific and always make us feel comfortable. They are very professional and thorough. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Donald B.
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 […]
Debbie M.
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.
Hygenist is excellent
John S.
Took me in on time. Thorough exam. Very professional and caring. Highly recommend.
David K.
Danielle, my dental hygienist. She does a thorough exam, cleaning and loves to educate. Very personable, and professional. I pay cash to stay with her. Dropped my dental insurance (you had dropped […]
Raquelle A.
Friendly and thorough
Wayne H.
Miguel is excellent and deserves my praise.
Jane K.
I love my hygentist
Caroline F.
I would recommend Advanced Dental Care to anyone needing a dentist. The Staff is so friendly and helpful. I always see Dr. Purcell, he is great!
Paula R.
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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 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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (941) 462-3706
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