Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Caring for Your Braces Protects Your Great Smile

Caring for Braces

Whether you’re investing in braces for kids or wearing them yourself as an adult, you need to ensure that they are maintained properly. Commitment to proper dental care and lifestyle changes are required if you want your affordable braces to provide a priceless smile. Specifically, you’ll need to pay attention to your diet, maintain a strict cleaning routine, and use the best dental care products. Here are a few tips to help you protect your smile while wearing braces.

Adjusting Your Diet

While you’re wearing braces, there are certain foods you should avoid, including the following:

  • Chewing gum
  • Ice
  • Soda or diet soda
  • Caramel
  • Bagels
  • Corn on the cob, tomatoes
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Salsas, pickles
  • Vinegar-based dressings
  • BBQ sauces

Your Oral Care Routine

Brackets and wires can easily trap food in their many nooks and crannies, so you have a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease while you wear braces. Keeping your teeth and braces clean is essential for preventing gum inflammation and permanent damage to tooth enamel. If you wear elastics, remove them before brushing. Use an ADA-approved toothpaste and a soft, compact brush. Work in a circular motion. Brush your braces gently, but apply enough pressure to allow bristles to spread into the gaps between wires and teeth. Be sure to brush inside and outside tooth surfaces and under wires. Finish by flossing and using a mouthwash.

Use the Right Products

You may need extra help to keep your mouth healthy and prevent tooth discoloration and decay. Your family orthodontics experts may recommend cleaning aids or other products to help you get the best results. These might include interdental brushes, floss threaders, antiseptic rinses, and topical oral pain relievers. If you maintain strict dental care habits, adjust your diet, and follow your orthodontist’s recommendations carefully, your beautiful smile will be well worth the extra effort.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Personal, professional, friendly care. Don’t have to wait. When the appointment is 10:00 AM, we are seen withing 5 minutes or less of the appointment time.
Russell P.
Staff was friendly; hygienist was WONDERFUL!
Julie B.
Great dentist! She is informative, kind, a great communicator. The entire staff is extremely pleasant to be around. I’m so glad I found this dental office.
Tess B.
Prompt polite service!
Elizabeth M.
This was second visit there, I felt a Queen, yes I be going back for to finish work on mouth l am loving that staff today 8/11/2017.
Harriet L.
just because you’re all awesome!
Deborah T.
On time, friendly staff.
Ana C.
Due to the Hospitality and profession approach of the office Staff and Doctors, along with their Knowledge
William C.
In all the years my son and I have used Advanced Dental we ahve not experienced unprofessional service and they are patient with my son who has developmental disabilities.
Michael M.
I’ve been with the practice for years. I like Dr. Herron’s manner, and I like Elaine’s service when she cleans my teeth.
Russell P.
Good care, efficient staff
Robert L.
You guys are very professional, fast, and very informative.
Bebinia C.
Professional office & staff
Aleksander E.
Great Service, Great Care!
Hisako H.
Service was very personable and sincere. Staff was friendly and caring.
Masani N.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Easy to schedule a non routine appointment. Very little waiting time to see Dr. Efficient in office procedure with great outcome.
Barbara M.
Good experience.
Syblie W.
Elaine is a professional of the highest order.
James L.
The dental staff was professional and courteous
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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 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 440-3981
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