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. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Just love coming here. Everything is quick, easy, and great advise for keeping a heathy smile.
Isaiah S.
Great Service. Friendly Employees, and I do not have to wait for my appointment for an hour.
Cynthia M.
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.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Great Service, Great Care!
Hisako H.
Always the best service. In and out quickly and given all the attention necessary when there.
Jeremiah B.
The dental staff was professional and courteous
Brenton B.
Professional, timely service from team/staff!!
Tonja B.
Long term patient; family as well. Never had any negative issues. Been able to see same hygienist (Mosen who is great) long term which is a plus for me. Dr. Tucker has treated me a number of times […]
Bruce B.
Courteous, professional staff provide excellent care. Appointment times are honored.
Dru T.
Service was very personable and sincere. Staff was friendly and caring.
Masani N.
Great cleaning from Mosen.
Marsha C.
Great doctors and support staff.
Denise C.
Miss Elaine and the dentist were both awesome. Did a great job on my teeth and saved me money!
Melinda J.
Professional, personable, informative Dentist, Hygienist, and Staff. Best filling and cleaning I have ever had and I am over 40 years old. My kids, wife, and I all go to this office now and I am so […]
Gregory H.
I had to have a tooth extracted so I was very apprehensive. Staff was really great. Dentist was very patient and caring. I appreciate that.
Lisa C.
Fabulous technicisn! Very friendly & helpful check out staff.
Karen C.
Very knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and inexpensive.
Brian R.
Everyone was friendly! The people in the office always make me feel comfortable and welcome. The office is always spotless as well.
Samantha T.
The staff is awesome and very professional
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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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