Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows
4967 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, FL 34482

Don’t Rush as You Brush

Tooth Brushing

Each morning, you hit the alarm clock to silence the blaring signal that means you must get out of bed. You drag yourself to your feet, stumble to the bathroom, and fumble for your toothbrush. You’re barely awake while performing one of the most important aspects of your dental care. In fact, in many cases, the habits of brushing and flossing often occur when most people are in a distracted state—running out the door to work, school, or an event, or when it’s time for bed and the last thing you want to do is worry about brushing your teeth. For these reasons, proper dental care techniques often get swept away in the rush of the moment, making friendly reminders about thorough brushing and routine flossing essential to optimizing your dental health.

The following tips are recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) to improve your dental care routine and oral health:

  • The order of your dental care. You can floss before you brush or brush before you floss.
  • Proper quadrant technique. Divide your mouth in quadrants and brush each area for 30 seconds, cleaning the outside, inside, and bottom of the teeth in each quadrant. Angle your toothbrush slightly and brush your teeth with gentle short back-and-forth motions. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, as well.
  • Brush at least twice daily. Brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Try to brush after every meal to minimize the bacteria and acid that contribute to tooth decay.
  • Floss daily. There are places your toothbrush can’t reach, which makes flossing an essential part of a healthy dental care routine.
  • Rinse with mouthwash after brushing. Use a mouthwash to wash away bacteria and germs that might remain in the mouth after brushing and flossing.
  • Select your toothpaste. There are many toothpaste choices, so choose one that is approved by the ADA.
  • Choose the correct toothbrush. Many family dentistry experts recommend electric or battery-operated toothbrushes, which reduce plaque and gingivitis better than manual brushing. Use a toothbrush that fits comfortably in your mouth and has soft bristles.
  • Clean your dental care equipment. Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with water after each brushing and store in an upright position. Allow the toothbrush to air-dry when possible before your next use. Avoid covering or storing your toothbrush in a closed container, which can breed bacteria.
  • Replace your toothbrush regularly. Whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush, it should be replaced every three months or when the bristles become worn—whichever comes first.
  • Visit an affordable dentist. Schedule routine visits to a family dentistry practice in Quail Meadows every six months.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Quail Meadows, call Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows today at (352) 533-4159 or make an appointment.

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

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I had a short wait time, the hygenist and dentist were professional, informative courteous and gentle.
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I was in for my regular periodontal checkup and cleaning. I was taken in on time. The dental hygienist was thorough and professional.
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Recently had an extraction and in less than half an hour I was out. It was quick and no pain. The staff and dentist are very nice. Good experience.
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I love this dentist office. They always accomodate my needs.
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The hygienist was both personable and professional.
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It is always friendly, efficent and the office is spotlessly clean. Dr Allin is compassionate as well as a great doctor.
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My regular hygienist, Athena, was running late, so I had Ashley, who was relatively new. She was excellent. She has a wonderful personality, […]
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this is by far the best dental practice in Ocala. The staff is nice and very respectful. The office is always clean, warm and inviting. The Dentist […]
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I am so grateful to both Dr, Allin and Athena! My teeth have never been cleaned so well...a really superb job! Thank you very much and Happy upcoming […]
Katherine Y.
I felt abandoned after my procedure, assembly line no one sat with me until my ride came. Semi sedated
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Anonymous
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Really nice people and excellent service.
Dale V.
My experience was good. The staff was very nice and pleasant. Dr. Allin was pleasant and professional. I had sleep dentistry, and had no problems.
Diane M.
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Scott A.
I am pleased with the service. Ashley is a great dental tech. And I enjoyed meeting the new dentist.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 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 - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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