Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Turn to Toothpaste to Turn Away Gum Disease

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Are your gums sore, swollen, and tender to the touch? Then you probably have gum disease, but you’re definitely not alone. In fact, three-quarters of all adults have some form of gum disease at some time in their lives. Fortunately, gum disease can be completely prevented, as long as you practice the dental care habits that keep your gums in the pink.

Gum disease takes many forms depending on its painful progression. In its mildest forms, it causes inflammation and irritation, but at its worst stages can lead to gum damage, bone harm, and tooth loss. The sooner you spot it and stop it, the less dental distress you’ll endure.

The mildest type is gingivitis, which is caused when bacteria in the mouth builds up on teeth and forms into sticky plaque. If not removed, that plaque turns into a hard layer of tartar on teeth and the gums get sore and swollen.

If gingivitis is not treated and deleted, it can develop into periodontitis as the gums begin to recede and allow the plaque to penetrate the gums. There are four kinds of periodontitis that vary based on the degree of development and simultaneous health conditions. The first is aggressive periodontitis, which is an extreme inflammation with rapid bone and tissue loss and possible tooth loss. It may then develop into chronic periodontitis, which is seen as a deeper degree of inflammation, rapidly receding gums, and the gradual loss of more tissue and bone. An alternate form is disease-related periodontitis, which strikes people with systemic ailments like diabetes, heart disease, and AIDS. The final type is called necrotizing periodontitis and it’s actually an acute infection of the gums whose symptoms include sudden bleeding, significant pain, and very bad breath.

Gum disease happens to be a very serious condition, but you don’t have to let it happen to you. You can prevent the pain and problems that come from gum disease with some smart and simple dental care habits like brushing, flossing, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis.

One other factor in your fight against gum disease is toothpaste. According to experts in family dentistry, the fluoride in toothpaste can help strengthen tooth enamel and remove any plaque build-up. This can protect your teeth and gums from the tooth decay that leads to gum disease. Some toothpastes also contain special antibacterial ingredients that further reduce plaque and gum disease, while others include remineralizers that help reformulate enamel.

While gum disease is extremely common, it is also entirely preventable. By practicing good dental habits and treating signs of trouble at their earliest stages, you can protect yourself from the prevalent problem of gum disease.

To find an experienced and affordable dentist, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

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

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I always feel like everyone truly cares about me and all of the other patients.
Ronda S.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Really made me comfortable and looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!
Corey R.
Office staff were welcoming and friendly. The dental assistants were competent and made me feel at ease. I absolutely LOVE Dr. Hughston and would […]
Victoria S.
I broke a front tooth the afternoon of the day before I was leaving for vacation. My dentist was great. She worked me in around 3 PM for a temp. […]
Alma B.
Jessica and Dr. Martin did a great job with my root canal last week. The experience was better than I expected and I wish I had gone in sooner to get […]
Cynthia D.
Thank you for all the care and compassion in caring for our son, CV! It means the world to us!! From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you! Thank you! […]
Cory V.
As uncomfortable a root canal can be, the staff made me comfortable (I.e. Shot) thoughout the entire experience.
Angela H.
I was treated very courteously and all the treatment was well explained. I had a crown repalement on one side and an extraction on the other. The […]
David G.
Quick getting appointment for broken tooth. Temporary cap same day. Thanks
Flossie J.
Great staff. Have an awesome sense of humor. Make me smile every time.
Robert L.
My first visit as new patient was very good. Talked and walked me through everything, from work to be done to cost. They had a cancel for a cleaning […]
Karen M.
Very welcoming reception and professional service for my Dad. Dr. Hughston & staff are wonderful! Worth the drive from Clermont to Mt. Dora.
Anonymous
I called one day,got in the next, and after discussions with the doctor had an extraction the same day. The staff was fabulous; Jessica O. is the […]
Cathy L.
I was impressed with the professional service displayed by Kim.
Robert H.
Fast appointment, short wait times, and great care!!!!
Judy J.
I would not keep going to this office for over 30 years if I did not appreciate the people and work done on my teeth.
Alma B.
again, my husband and I are very pleased with mt dora advanced dental care. kim is an awesome hygeniest.
Vicki W.
They are wonderful there. I was nervous going in for a deep cleaning but they made ne feel at ease and made me laugh. I would definitely recommend […]
Salina R.
Great Cleaning and Fluoride treatment as usual
Alma B.
The best dental experience I have had in my 58 years. The Dr she is the best. Very friendly and professional.
Patrick D.
Very nice facility, nice employees! Was super nervous about my appointment but they made it comfortable and talked me through the whole thing so I […]
Courtney P.
I came in for a cleaning and had a new hygenist - Pam. She was very friendly and did a wonderful job. She did things that no one else has ever done […]
Michelle C.
Pam is awesome. She has cleaned my teeth several times, and educates me about whats going with my teeth. Informs me about preventative measures I can […]
Mario O.
I must say that I was completely blown away with the staff here at Advance Dental. Heather snd Dr. Saavedra made me feel comfortable and relaxed. […]
Kalani S.
Always greeted with pleasant smiles, and the wait is never very long.
Jared M.
Great care from friendly staff as usual!
Michele P.
I was so happy they could take me right away.. With a broken tooth, and then needing a bridge. thank You
Anonymous
the absolute best and thorough teeth cleaning that I have ever had.
Vicki W.
Always attentive, gentle, eager to keep you comfortable and pain-free. I have never had a long waiting time.
Rhonda H.
Friendly and fast.
Joyce T.
I am very pleased with the treatment I'm receiving. My hygienist (Lisa) is personable, professional and thorough.
Sharon T.
I am always pleased with the treatment that I receive, I have absolutely no complaints.
Marjorie O.
Every thing was great friendly staff
Linda D.
Visit went very well.
Stephanie P.
My broken-off tooth was extracted in about 1 minute after she started the extraction - almost no discomfort other than pressure. Took one pain pill […]
Joseph L.
The staff was professional, courteous, and informative.
Jonathan B.
People do not understand what it means to find a great Dentist and a staff that cares. Please allow me the opportunity to let you know how great […]
Robert W.
Procedure handled efficiently and kindly.
Gloria B.
Staff very professional and had my best interest in mind. It's not always easy to go to the dentist, but this office has always made it easier amd […]
Connie W.
For first visit good overall experience
Brian D.
Very professional, the hygienist called in sick and the staff was able complete my cleaning with minimal delay.
Stuart R.
Great experience. No pain!!!
Judy J.
Pam is awesome. She is very friendly, polite, and always educates me on what I need to do to keep my teeth healthy. Thanks, Pam.
Mario O.
From the first phone call to my office visit everyone was super nice and helpful.
Diana G.
Dr. Martin takes the time to make sure everything is perfect!
Leon P.
I'm in the midst of a two visit procedure ,and so far my experience has been as good as every other experience at ADC. Dr. Martin and her assistant […]
Raymond B.
I am thankful for being worked in with a toothache and receiving a root canal, all same day.
Steven V.
New hygienist was great.
Paul K.
Had a dental emergency and was in panic mode. The staff is excellent and made me feel at ease. Thank you all !
Michael M.
So far I'm very happy with the service and care I've received at Mt Dora Advanced Dental Care. Their prices are fair and the wait time is reasonable.
Harold D.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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