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

Practical Tips for Tooth Decay Prevention in Preschoolers

Cavity Prevention

Preschoolers have a tendency to get cavities, so a good tooth decay prevention plan is essential. Preventing cavities in children requires parental supervision, early development of good oral hygiene habits, attention to diet, and regular professional dental care. The most important component is avoiding tooth decay in preschoolers is twice-daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste as soon as they are old enough to use it safely. Brushing once in the morning and once before bed is acceptable, but the ideal regimen includes brushing after every meal. Cleaning between teeth by flossing daily is a strong second line of defense.

Sugar Control

It’s best to limit the number of sugary snacks and beverages children consume throughout the day. Parents should not allow young children to fall asleep with a bottle at bedtime. Acids from juice or milk sitting inside the mouth eat away at tooth enamel and can damage both primary and adult teeth.

Dental Sealants

Children who have teeth with deeply grooved molars that tend to trap food particles may benefit from tooth sealants. Sealants are clear or colored coatings applied to the grooved and pitted chewing surfaces of teeth to protect them from tooth decay caused by plaque. Because they cover the areas where most cavities begin, sealants can be a powerful weapon in preventing cavities.

The Value of Fluoride

Fluoridated water works inside the body to strengthen and protect developing teeth. The fluoride in dental care products works topically to strengthen teeth that have erupted. Both fluoride sources are important. If you don’t have access to water with added fluoride, ask your dentist in Temple Terrace about fluoride supplements.

Dealing with Cavities in Baby Teeth

Cavities in primary teeth should be filled by a dentist. If tooth decay becomes extensive and the tooth is lost, it may cause spacing problems that affect permanent teeth. Schedule dental check-ups twice a year when all baby teeth have appeared. If you see signs of tooth decay, or a baby tooth darkens, see your dentist immediately.

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.

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Patient Reviews
I had a deep cleaning done for the first time ever and they did a great job. Very gentle and very informative.
Marisol L.
Moises is a very thorough and professional hygienist
William J.
Dr. Herron is an excellent dentist, I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Margaret C.
Everyone is so nice and very professional.
Sandra P.
I love Dr. Tucker. She is amazing!! Patient and mindful of what you want.
Teresa B.
Dr Herring very pleasant and comforting making my crown replacement painless.
Sharon L.
Very friendly dentist and staff.
Michael H.
Quick and reliable
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Staff is great. Everything went well.
Jeffery S.
my visit was good especially the doctor he was kind and courteous and the lady who took my tooth out she was so nice I was scared at first l I didn't […]
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Staff is so friendly and nice! Dr. Tucker Farrell is the best dentist I have ever had in my life. I also enjoyed interacting with the dental […]
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Dr Herren has excellent patient manners. And, it didn't hurt!
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Great team work.
Hong G.
Wonderful experience, always very professional and caring.
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The doctors at Temple Terrace are very kind and considerate. They explained me every details that I want to know. They worked very carefully and […]
Yan W.
I was pleased with the effort to help calm my fears of dinistry. I was very aqpprahinsive about the procedure. I thank them very much.
Ollie H.
Another great dental experience. Considering I've had a tooth pulled (and it was a difficult extraction), and a deep cleaning in the last 2 weeks, […]
Robert H.
I was treated so well and Elaine and Andrea were wonderful!!!
Alana T.
The experience was considerably less stressful than I imagined thanks to the professional staff - Thank you!
Donald F.
its been great having my kids seen and the staff has been great with both my kids and has been calming to them knowning that they were scared some […]
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Great caring staff. Patient care is wonderful
Herman M.
Very friendly staff. Highly recomend them.
David A.
Affordable, clean, friendly and professional.
Julio S.
Everybody is very professional and caring in the office.I was always impressed with the services.
Antoaneta F.
Everyone in the office is unbelievably nice, from the doctors to the women at the front desk. They really care about the health of your teeth and […]
Jenessa H.
I needed a fast appointment for a broken crown. They accommodated me quickly and were on-time with appointment. Dr. Herron evaluated the problem and […]
Maryhele S.
Everyone was friendly and Dr. Blackenburg is very informative and has great hands. I didn't feel a thing. I have scheduled my next appointments with […]
Claribel D.
My visit was actually pleasant. They're very caring about your comfort. The Dr. & her Tech treated me like we were friends.
Walter W.
Loved my dental hygienist! Great improvement in service since my last visit
Jamilla C.
Will continue treatment and recommended services
Donald F.
The staff is very nice and friendly and helpful. It makes a trip to the dentist less intimidating, especially for a young adult. Already recommended […]
Tanisha R.
Very pleased with the service provided....
Karina C.
The doctors and nurses here are very kind and patient to answer all my questions! I hope I could get help from them in future for my dental treatment.
Yan W.
Very Friendly staff! Knowledgeable! Caring! Sharing, which we need during Christmas and any time one visits the dentist.
Walter W.
Short wait and professional and courteous care as always.
Judy A.
DR Tucker and Monica are excellent,very professional.Nice experience.
Antoaneta F.
Very friendly and professional service.
David A.
My emergency was handled expeditiously and with alacrity. Different methodologies of treatment were discussed and my choice was implemented.
Michael P.
Advanced Dental Care provides good, straight-forward dentistry. Hygienist Elaine always informs me of any gum issues, and the rest of the staff is […]
Barry S.
Great Dentist.
Robert M.
Very professional and clean. I highly recommend.
Daniel H.
Everyone at Advanced Dental is great! From the office to the hygienists to Dr. Huregita, the patient courtesy is excellent. No one is particularly […]
Sharon D.
All of the visit was done in timely manner and was well done with no problem.
Sam F.
A very warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff is always courteous and did a great job in easing my fears. I must have called the office a million […]
Telesia C.
Each and every time I visit, my experience has been a pleasant one. Here, people are caring, respectful and very professional! Keep up the good work!
Veronica F.
The office staff, nurses were wonderful to work with, took time to listen to you. Dr C. T. is great, she shows she cares about your welfare. Would […]
John R.
Temple Terrace Advanced Dental Care is Excellent
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The staff there is friendly and helpful there. The waiting time is short and the billing is very reasonable. Nice experience. I highly recommend this […]
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always great service, smiling staff ,on time, fine work and look who's smiling now.........
Cathy C.
Dr. Herron is a great dentist.
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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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