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
You guys are very professional, fast, and very informative.
Bebinia C.
Great Service. Friendly Employees, and I do not have to wait for my appointment for an hour.
Cynthia M.
Moses, my dental hygienist, is very nice and he truly cares about the health of my mouth.
Constanza L.
Caring staff, minimal wait.
Erica N.
I’ve never had a bad visit from the hygienists to dentist., they are all very knowledgeable and extremely professional.
Apoleon M.
Everyone in the office is professional and they all know and show that to you personally
Allen S.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Very helpful staff… front desk, dental assistants, and dentists. They answer all your concerns. Enjoyable visit
Kayann D.
Great employees.
Philip J.
Love the staff..friendly and helpful… professional through and through.. been a patient here since 2009
Karen J.
Elaine is fantastic! I’ve been going here for a number of years and she has only gotten better. Kudos to her and the entire crew.
Edward B.
Because I think the overall experience was very good.
Annette J.
I think I have been a patient of this office, Dr Herron and Elaine for over 10 years. I couldn’t be more pleased with all the procedures I have had done here. The staff is always so friendly and […]
Angie L.
Always the best service. In and out quickly and given all the attention necessary when there.
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Staff was friendly and explained all cost
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Friendliness of the staff, early appointments (7am), was able to be seen quickly for pain.
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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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