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

Could Seeing an Affordable Dentist Affect your General Health?

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The condition of your teeth, gums, and mouth can reveal important clues about your general health. In fact, more than 90 percent of all systemic medical conditions produce detectable symptoms in the mouth. Family dentistry professionals can detect many problems by simply analyzing your saliva. The connection between dental health and general health makes getting regular dental care even more important. The next appointment you make with your dentist could actually change the course of your medical history.

Why your Mouth is a Valuable Family Dentistry Diagnostic Tool

What your dentist finds in your mouth can reveal a great deal about your overall health. For instance, certain types of lesions inside the mouth can be indicative of AIDS. Elevated cortisol levels, important cancer markers, proteins that help monitor osteoporosis, fungal or bacterial infection, environmental toxins, and even illegal drug use can all be detected through saliva. The presence of gum disease or severe plaque buildup is a warning sign that you’re at higher risk of other diseases. Under normal circumstances, bacteria inside your mouth doesn’t enter your bloodstream, but diseased, bleeding gums can allow access. If your immune system is not healthy enough, oral bacteria can travel to other parts of your body and cause serious infections.

The Relationship between Dental Care and Serious Ailments

In recent years, researchers have found that many common and serious medical problems are associated with gum disease and inadequate dental care and hygiene. The inflammation associated with periodontitis has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. In addition to being a potential warning sign of diabetes, gum disease also makes the condition more difficult to keep under control. And for pregnant women, oral infections can increase the threats of preterm birth and low birth weight for their babies. The good news is that treating gum disease and preventing its progression with the help of your family dentistry professional can reduce the risk of these and other medical conditions. To learn more about how your oral health affects your general health and well being, visit an affordable dentist for a checkup.

To learn about our family dentistry practice 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 20 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
Friendliness of the staff, early appointments (7am), was able to be seen quickly for pain.
Charlotte L.
Professional attitude of staff members and dentist.
Terence W.
Professional, timely service from team/staff!!
Tonja B.
Make me comfortable so visits are less stressful.
Tamara H.
My son & I love this office! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable & courteous. From the staff, to the hygienist, to the ortho: Awesome Sauce!!
Excuse M.
Your service was excellent and the staff was outstanding.
Lee O.
In and out, very informative and very nice
Sally S.
The dental staff was professional and courteous
Brenton B.
Dr. Koshy is awesome. She worked with me, took care of my long term dental issues and gave me a reason to smile again. Thank you so much for your patience. Advance Dental Care of Temple Terrace makes […]
Jerry B.
Patience, confidence and friendliness of staff.
Ernestine 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.
Exceptional customer service! Exceptional expertise and quality dental care. Thank you!
Jackie G.
Moses, my dental hygienist, is very nice and he truly cares about the health of my mouth.
Constanza L.
Detailed explanations and pleasant staff.
Elizabeth L.
The service, expertise, and level of care received is superior to other dental providers I have used in the past.
Rachel Z.
Monica was amazing she soothed my fears and made so comfortable!
Chanelle H.
We were in touch with a lady by the name of Amber Pena. She was a tremendous help with the entire process from the beginning to the end. It would be nice if everyone could be that professional and […]
Dayton D.
I thought my appointment was at 3:00, but it was supposed to be at 2:00. I was still able to see the dentist by 3:15.
Judy A.
The staff
Bill H.
Mosen does a great job cleaning my teeth.
Darryl G.
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 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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