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

Understanding Your Toothpaste Choices


Your dental care choices are important, and one of the most critical is your toothpaste selection. Toothpaste polishes your teeth and cleans away bacteria and plaque that can lead to gingivitis, tooth decay and bad breath. It contains a number of different ingredients that perform various functions. Detergents create foam to help lift food particles and plaque. Mild abrasives polish away stains, and fluoride strengthens teeth and prevents cavities. Different types of toothpaste are designed for different needs, including dental hygiene for kids, so there is no one-size-fits-all formula.

Following is a quick guide to various toothpaste types to help you choose:

  • Whitening toothpastes remove stains with mild abrasives or chemicals.
  • Fluoride toothpastes strengthen teeth by remineralizing them to counteract the effects of acid. Most commercial toothpastes contain fluoride, and many dentists recommend them for patients without a fluoridated public water supply.
  • Tartar-control toothpastes can’t remove tartar, but they can prevent it from accumulating.
  • Toothpaste for sensitive teeth creates a barrier to help prevent irritants from reaching sensitive, exposed nerves.
  • Natural toothpastes are designed for people who prefer all-natural ingredients to chemicals. They may or may not contain fluoride.
  • Children’s toothpastes make dental hygiene for kids more appealing. They usually feature colorful, kid-friendly themes and mild flavors.

Tips for Proper Brushing

To get the most from your toothpaste, you must brush properly:

  • Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush at least twice a day.
  • Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle tilted towards your gums.
  • Brush for two full minutes, using gentle, circular strokes.

Get a Recommendation from Your Dentist in Orlando

If you need help deciding on a toothpaste brand or type, schedule an appointment with an affordable dentist. After taking a look at your teeth and gums, your dentist in Orlando can determine the type of dental care product that will best meet your needs, and make a recommendation.

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.

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Staff works hard to answer questions, and Doctors are wonderful. Dr Ortiz works hard to make sure you understand what going to happen and and make sure you are happy with your results.
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Dr. Ortiz, Kenny,Patricia and front desk workers are all kind, professional and make me feel at ease.
Nadine C.
Everyone were very nice and helpful. They gave me my options so i can decide for myself what i wanted to do. I felt it was like being partners in my dental care. I would recommend them.
Catherine S.
It was definitely enjoyable getting work done in this office. They got me in quick for my tooth before hurricane Irma hit. Maggie and Dr. Ortiz were great during all of my appointments, and they were […]
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Very convenient & close to work, the staff is very friendly, and takes good care of me. I’ve been coming here for years.
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Consistent professional and courteous service from the dentist, orthodontist, hygienist and office staff. Our visits are always a good experience.
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I was on vacation when my tooth was causing me pain, unable to enjoy my vacation at Disney World parks. Thanks Dr. Christian Ortiz, Stephen Pacheco and the staff at Advanced Dental Care in Orlando […]
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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 […]
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Christen H.
Overall a very good experience handled the procedures professionally and without pain
Paul C.
Dr Ortiz and the staff are well educated and know what they are doing. Best quality work.
Kenny P.
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.
Needed to have all my teeth out and dentures in, l was scared nearly to death until l came to know the wonderful talented staff here. The doctor was very gentle with me, and my new best buddy Steven […]
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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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