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
The office was very informative and courteous and professional. The wait time was minimal which I love.
Ruby B.
My consult was great. The staff was fantastic and I was able to get fit in for a cleaning that day.
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The staff! Very friendly and professional people who work in every role make a typically uncomfortable experience — sorry, but who really likes going to the dentist?– quite pleasant.
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I was used to the same level of service for many years but my recent experience there was fabulous. Both the dentist and hygienist were very attentive and they took their time while providing my […]
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Professional, timely service from team/staff!!
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Make me comfortable so visits are less stressful.
Tamara H.
My dental hygienist was nice, gentle and knowledgable. The Dentist Dr. Koshi was very good and friendly.
Jeannie C.
Everyone I interact with, are consummate professionals & treat me with courtesy & understanding & also are very knowledgeable. The dentistry work is stellar.
Louis C.
I always get prompt, professional services,
John R.
Dr. Koshy is great. She took the time to explain a workable plan to have my dental needs met and is always very warm and just a pleasure to work with and talk to. Dr. Koshy and the staff members make […]
Mary B.
Usually get to my appointment time with very little waiting and always flexible if I have to change date or time.
Judy A.
Fabulous technicisn! Very friendly & helpful check out staff.
Karen C.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
I am treated well
Lee H.
Professional office & staff
Aleksander E.
I don’t generally recommend. Dr. Herron is excellent & her assistant, Kim Wood is also excellent & very helpful. Mosen also does a very good job.
Doug K.
Overall all the staff were very polite and cheerful.
Neetu K.
Great people to work with and really care.
Carl S.
I love my dental office
Barbara B.
Excellent staff. I have been using Dr Heron for years and have chosen not to go anywhere else even though the distance is pretty far away. Mosen does my cleanings and he is excellent.
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 440-3981
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