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.

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Patient Reviews
During my recent appointment, I was very nervous. But, Dr. Koshy and the rest of the staff were caring and professional in their treatment of me. Everyone took my needs into consideration.
Denise C.
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
Good work, friendly environment
Jerre N.
fast friendly great service
William W.
I am treated well
Lee H.
Marissa and Dr. Herron made my experience great! I highly recommend this Dentistry.
Andrew S.
Experience was great
Kimella L.
Everyone there is pleasant and friendly and Elaine is awesome and professional.
Linda U.
Lovely staff and dentists. They were all very transparent and honest when I asked about my procedures and work done. CIGNA Dental insurance was accepted. I was only scheduled for an examination but […]
Tin N.
My Family and I have been going here for several years and we have always been treated like Family and have never been charged for or offered unnecessary treatments. I was just there yesterday and […]
Christye I.
Great service and a friendly staff
Juan G.
Because they treat me like an special person and always with respect.
Maria L.
You guys are very professional, fast, and very informative.
Bebinia C.
My teeth cleaning was Very thorough and Haendel’s sensitively and thoroughly
Page E.
Everyone is extremely friendly. The work they do is excellent.
Shadrock D.
The time and service were excellent.
Valerie C.
Always get in quickly and have a great cleaning from Miss Elaine! Friendly and professional staff. Easy to get an appointment.
Melinda J.
Doctor is outstanding with a wonderful staff
Gloria G.
Hygienist(Elaine) does an excellent job cleaning my teeth. She is also very friendly.
Shirley M.
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.
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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
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