Advanced Dental Care of Orlando
12131 South Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32836

Don’t Let Gum Disease Steal Your Smile


Gum disease or periodontal disease is caused by bacterial infection of the gums and supportive tissues that surround your teeth. It’s the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. The problem begins when a sticky, bacteria-laden film called plaque forms on the surface of your teeth. Mild cases, called gingivitis, may resolve with treatment, but aggressive periodontitis can result in rapid destruction of tissue and bone that causes permanent teeth to loosen. The disease can affect isolated areas or your entire mouth. Researchers are currently investigating possible links between gum disease and serious medical problems like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Warning Signs of Gum Disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Red, tender or swollen gums
  • Persistent bad breath or unpleasant tastes
  • Loose teeth
  • Gums that are pulling away from teeth
  • Changes in natural bite or in the way dentures fit

Risk Factors for Periodontal Disease

  • Genetic tendencies
  • Poor oral hygiene practices
  • Tobacco use
  • Crooked teeth or teeth that are too close together
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal imbalances in women
  • Medications such as steroids, cancer therapies, calcium channel blockers, anti-seizure drugs and oral contraceptives

Keep Those Dental Appointments

Your gums may become diseased without any warning signs; this is why scheduling regular dental check-ups is so important. Treatment options depend on the type of gum disease and how advanced it has become. Keeping your teeth healthy and clean with twice-daily brushing, daily flossing, healthy eating habits, and professional dental care will prevent periodontal problems from causing early tooth loss. If you have symptoms that suggest gum inflammation or infection, see your dentist as soon as possible. Early treatment of gum disease delivers the best results.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care of Orlando today at (407) 545-3810 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Orlando. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Orlando, 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 Orlando.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Gloria and Maggie are the sweetest people!! I recommend this place a lot.
Jasmine S.
Want to express my sincere gratitude to Dr. “Sam” and his assistant. I was on my vacation and needed a filling done on one my molars. I was able to schedule that day and was in and out in just a […]
Ryan L.
Our 10 year old daughter consistently gets excellent professional, courteous and friendly services from the Orthodontist, Dentist, Hygienist and staff. Going to this dentist office is always a […]
John K.
Dr. Ortiz and his staff were great. I was staying in Orlando on vacation, and had a large filling fall out late at night. I called his office first thing in the morning. He saw me early that morning […]
Elizabeth P.
I called as my mom was in pain, they got us right in. The staff was super!!! I think I finally found a dentists office I like!
Susan M.
You guys are Professional and took good care of me and fix one side of my mouth I’m going to do the same on the other side to keep my mouth healthy I recommend you to my friends
Matt C.
Consistent professional and courteous service from the dentist, orthodontist, hygienist and office staff. Our visits are always a good experience.
John K.
They are very nice and patient with my son.
Don B.
The staff is very friendly and competent. Dr. Ortiz and his assistants, Meggie and Steve make me feel very important and give me superb care.
Denise W.
Dr Ortiz and the staff are well educated and know what they are doing. Best quality work.
Kenny P.
I had a great experience. The staff , everyone was exceptionally professional and nice.
Stephanie T.
Everyone was very polite and made my visit of getting braces for the first time very pleasant.
Carly B.
Everyone was very helpful and they were able to squeeze me in as a walk in without having an appointment the same day that I called!
Richard D.
During the afternoons I’ve noticed that there is minimal (if any) wait and the process goes smoothly.
Allison M.
The whole team from when you first walk in to prep and procedure. The greatest professionals! caring and non judgmental. I am highly terrified of needles and they got me through it.
Leonard F.
These folks are the best I have ever been to. I am scared to death of dentists and I feel very safe and calm in their office. They took the time to explain EVERYTHING to me prior to what they were […]
Frank A.
Easy to get appointment. Explained procedure and recommendations for corrective work
Glenn K.
Great team, great service, quality treatment.
Samuel G.
Had a very thorough exam that actually checked more than anyone ever has!
Andrew S.
Dr. Akmal Ahmed just extracted 2 of my bad teeth and it was the nicest experience. I was afraid, but he listened to me. He numbed me so well, I didn’t feel the needles to numb me and I was so well […]
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 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (407) 545-3810
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