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
The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
Stephanie D.
I have the best dental hygienist!
Andrea R.
The way I was treated at your office was excellent.
Michele M.
Dr. Herron is the best. She listens, takes her time and I have had a great experience with her.
Debbie S.
Very professional
Hong G.
Excellent staff. I have been using Dr Heron for years and have chosen not to go anywhere else even though the distance is pretty far away. Mosen does my cleanings and he is excellent.
Marsha C.
Friendliness of the staff, early appointments (7am), was able to be seen quickly for pain.
Charlotte L.
Great people to work with and really care.
Carl S.
Everyone in the office is friendly and knowledgeable. I was very nervous about going to the dentist but Dr. Herron was kind enough to talk me down! I have been back for multiple visits and always […]
Sam T.
The staff! Very friendly and professional people who work in every role make a typically uncomfortable experience — sorry, but who really likes going to the dentist?– quite pleasant.
Laura K.
I think I have been a patient of this office, Dr Herron and Elaine for over 10 years. I couldn’t be more pleased with all the procedures I have had done here. The staff is always so friendly and […]
Angie L.
Good work, friendly environment
Jerre N.
Office staff was extremely nice and professional.
Katherine S.
Great Customer Service and Friendly Staff
Beverly H.
Very friendly staff and I like their quality of work.
Stacey W.
Overall service excellent. Receptionist was pleasant/prompt. Mosen always does a great job cleaning my teeth. He does an excellent job balancing getting the job done expeditiously while at the same […]
Bruce B.
just because you’re all awesome!
Deborah T.
My Hygenist Mosen is the Best in the business… He is always gentle yet thorough and he is honest with telling me the best approach to keeping my teeth healthy. Great Work and Team at this location
Latoya P.
The best dental office! We left coast dental and we are so glad we did! The office staff are professional, friendly, caring, knowledgeable, and best of all there prices are actually fair. We have […]
Sarah Y.
The care and concern were beyond the hygienist’s job. He cared about my dental health.
Valerie C.
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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