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

Oral Hygiene in Orlando, FL

It’s hard to underestimate the importance of good oral hygiene. Taking good care of your teeth through at-home habits and dental office visits can mean the difference between strong, healthy teeth and teeth that decay and fall out. Fortunately, dental science has identified exactly what you need to do to maintain a pain-free, beautiful smile.

An Overview of Dental Hygiene

Anyone can learn how to perform proper dental hygiene at home. A few simple daily routines help to clean the teeth and gums of plaque, minimizing or preventing tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Daily brushing and flossing are the foundation of a good oral hygiene routine, and so are regular dental checkups and cleanings. Simply give us a call to schedule your dental appointment.

Oral Hygiene Tips

Brushing and flossing can become ingrained habits that we don’t even think about while we’re doing them. If you fall into the habit of not brushing thoroughly, your dental health may suffer. For example, many people focus too much on the front surfaces of their teeth since that’s what people see when they smile. Remember to brush the chewing surfaces and backs of your teeth where plaque and debris are most likely to build up. Your dentist can identify areas in your teeth or mouth that might need extra care or attention when you brush and floss at home.

Why Is A Robust Dental Hygiene Routine Important?

A good daily dental care routine will lower your risk of tooth decay and oral disease. Visits to the dentist will also help to put the odds in your favor, and our dentists will check the entire mouth to make sure you’re in good oral health. Please give us a call if you’re ready to take care of your oral hygiene in Orlando

How Can I Teach Oral Hygiene to My Kids?

Although your child’s primary teeth, also known as baby teeth, will naturally be replaced during the grade school years, it’s important to take care of them now. Baby teeth that decay or fall out too early can get in the way of proper nutrition and speech development. Also, when a tooth is missing too soon, it won’t hold a place for the permanent tooth to come through. As a result, the permanent tooth may come in crooked. Take care of your child’s teeth by using a soft, damp cloth to clean the baby’s gums and first tooth. Eventually, move on to a soft, small toothbrush that’s made for toddlers. Call us for a dental appointment to learn more about the importance of dental hygiene for children.

How Can I Establish a Good Dental Routine?

Getting rid of plaque and tartar through regular brushing, flossing and dental visits is key to having healthy teeth. Beyond that, maintain healthy teeth by paying attention to what you eat and drink. Most people are aware that sugar consumption can promote tooth decay, and that it’s beneficial to limit your sugar intake. It also pays to be careful of consuming too many acidic drinks like coffee, citrus juice and wine because the acid they contain can wear away tooth enamel. When you visit one of our dentists for a checkup and cleaning, you will receive oral hygiene instructions that are customized for your oral health.

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Patient Reviews
Pleasant professional staff all around
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Overall a very good experience handled the procedures professionally and without pain
Paul C.
very friendly
Juan N.
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.
Dr Ortiz and the staff are well educated and know what they are doing. Best quality work.
Kenny P.
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.
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.
Staff is always professional and courteous.
Gloria W.
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.
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 […]
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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.
The moment I scheduled my appointment over the phone, I noticed how helpful and kind that person was over the phone. It made a difference in somebody who doesn’t trust dentists! So thank you. […]
Evelyn C.
Everyone was very polite and made my visit of getting braces for the first time very pleasant.
Carly B.
Always friendly, answer any questions, great dental expertise😊
Nancy 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 […]
Cathy
Dr Ortiz and Maggie we’re phenomenal in extracting a molar. I have alot of anxiety and the allowed me the time I needed during a painful and difficult extraction to compose myself and […]
Michele F.
Great place,very friendly and helpful ,all the staff are awesome.i Highly recomend them to my friends,my coworkers,and of course my family.so thank you Dr ortiz,Dr ahmed,you are the best.
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Best office and staff . Very professional and knowledgeable!
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Everyone was professional and friendly.
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Professional, yet friendly, staff and doctors. Fully explained each step that was recommended and also discussed the financial responsibilities. No surprises. I am glad to have made the decision to […]
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Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • 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
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