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

How to Prepare for Your Child’s Dental Care

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You can’t afford to ignore your child’s teeth or you’ll pay the high price of later treatment and they’ll face a great deal of pain from these problems. That’s why they must develop healthy dental care habits early. Follow these useful tips from the best dentist experts to meet your child’s dental care needs.

Take Your Infant to an Affordable Dentist

Children’s baby teeth are at risk for decay from the moment they erupt. That’s why the ADA recommends that the first dental visit take place by their first birthday, but preferably within six months after their first tooth comes in.

Find the Best Dentist for Your Child

It’s important to find the best dentist for your child’s needs because their first dental appointment can affect their how they feel about the dentist and dental care for the rest of their lives. Ask your pediatrician to recommend an affordable dentist, talk to your friends about the dentists their children see, or search online for a pediatric dentist and read reviews from other parents.

Schedule the First Dentist Appointment

After you’ve located the best dentist for your child’s needs, make the first dental appointment. This visit is primarily for the dentist to examine your child’s dental development and offer dental care advice, but it’s also for your child to become comfortable with the dentist. Try these tips to make the visit easier for you and your child:

  • Keep a positive attitude and get your child excited about visiting the dentist.
  • Let your child know that the dentist is their friend and wants to help them keep their teeth and gums healthy.
  • Set up a morning appointment when children tend to be more cooperative.
  • Keep any anxiety to yourself since kids can sense your fears and concerns.
  • Don’t use toys or treats to bribe your child to get them to the appointment.

Find Out About Fluoride

Fluoride plays a major role in healthy dental development because it strengthens tooth enamel, makes teeth more resistant to dental decay, and restores weakened enamel. It’s often added to toothpaste, mouthwash, and communities’ tap water supply. Fluoride is important for healthy dental development, so discuss your child’s fluoride needs with an affordable dentist.

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 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
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.
Courteous, professional staff provide excellent care. Appointment times are honored.
Dru T.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Scheduling, timely service, courtesy by office staff. Great employee you have in Mosen – I’m very confident in his work.
Bradford B.
Doctor is outstanding with a wonderful staff
Gloria G.
Excellent. Service
Kenneth J.
Service was very personable and sincere. Staff was friendly and caring.
Masani N.
Professional, timely service from team/staff!!
Tonja B.
I’ve never had a bad visit from the hygienists to dentist., they are all very knowledgeable and extremely professional.
Apoleon M.
Because of the friendly staff and attention to the patience dental needs and concerns.
Eugene S.
providers I trust, feel comfortable with, clean office, recognize my time frames and take me on time
Carole M.
Great service
Dominic M.
Staff was friendly; hygienist was WONDERFUL!
Julie B.
Love the staff..friendly and helpful… professional through and through.. been a patient here since 2009
Karen J.
My teeth cleaning was Very thorough and Haendel’s sensitively and thoroughly
Page E.
just because you’re all awesome!
Deborah T.
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 had a great experience at Advanced Dental Care. The staff was very friendly.
Paula N.
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.
Being seen at appointment time (no wait); convenience of early appointment times.
Lauryn H.
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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