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

Staying Happy and Healthy with Braces

Caring for Braces

Countless people have experienced stunning transformations by wearing braces. The straight, beautiful smiles that result make any temporary convenience or additional dental care requirements more than worthwhile. If you currently wear braces, or plan to in the near future, the following tips can help you truly enjoy life while undergoing your orthodontic treatment.

When you first get your new braces, you may experience a sore mouth and teeth, and it may be uncomfortable to bite into food. To relieve discomfort, rinse with warm salt water and take an over-the-counter pain reliever. If your cheeks, lips, or tongue are irritated from the braces, you can use the wax your orthodontist provided to help ease the pain. If a wire becomes loose and irritates your mouth, use a blunt tool to gently push the wire back into place. Use wax to prevent further injury to the inside of your mouth and visit your orthodontist so your braces can be checked for damage.

Most people wonder what foods they can eat when wearing braces. For the first few days, eat soft foods as you adjust to your orthodontics. You likely will be able to resume eating most foods sooner than you think, but remember to avoid tough cuts of meat, hard bread, chewy candy, popcorn, nuts, and crunchy fruits and vegetables.

Brushing thoroughly is essential when you wear braces, so be sure to maintain a strict dental care regimen. Braces create areas that can trap food and lead to tooth decay and plaque buildup, so brush carefully and regularly.

You must take good care of your orthodontics to get the results you want from wearing braces. Always wear the headgear, rubber bands, and retainers your orthodontist prescribed, and if you are an athlete, wear a mouth guard to protect your braces—and your mouth and teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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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Patient Reviews
I was very happy with the professional approach and the explanations given to me by Dr Jones. I would recommend their services.
Alan M.
Dr. Jones and the entire staff are the best. Caring and professional. Will go to no other.
Lynne L.
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.
Very expedient and very courteous and best of all no pain
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Very friendly and professional.
Anonymous
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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 was very pleased with my visit.I had chipped the front of my tooth and the dentist did a wonderful job. The staff also make a person very […]
Denise R.
Everything went just great. Thanks.
Richard R.
Excellent treatment and customer care.
Angela G.
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.
Everyone is very friendly and professional.
Barbara F.
Clean and efficient rooms and friendly staff. Always accommodating and helpful.
Ken E.
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.
Anonymous
Hygienist was pleasant, friendly, knowledgeable and caring.
Arleen C.
Ashley is an excellent employee. She is a very friendly, helpful and caring individual. Highly recommend her for dental work.
Ken E.
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Joanne L.
I am very happy with the care I've received at Quail Meadows Advanced Dental Care Everyone is pleasant and helpful. I need a lot of dental work to […]
Carol C.
I had a very good teeth cleaning.
Gary V.
Very professional
Charles S.
As always, your Dental team were so friendly and helpful in answering any concerns and questions I had. It's always a pleasant experience! Thanks so […]
Lori C.
My regular hygienist, Athena, was running late, so I had Ashley, who was relatively new. She was excellent. She has a wonderful personality, […]
Arleen C.
Really nice people and excellent service.
Dale V.
Gentle cleaning; scheduling appts and front office seem efficient and organized
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Everyone is friendly, personable, caring, thoughtful...
Arleen C.
great people. they handled me with very gentle hands and i thank you for that.
Mark V.
Excellent service, great office.
Ken E.
Very friendly staff. They are very efficient and professional. I plan to return to have more work done.
Anonymous
Dr. Jones is a very caring and empathetic dentist.
Mary C.
Very good cleaning and exam. Athena and Dr. Allin are great!
Carolyn F.
My visit was very pleasant and informative.
Patricia M.
The staff is attentive and highly profession - out front and out back.
Peter G.
Pleasant experience. Dentist was very gentle and professional. Staff was great.
Anonymous
I am pleased with the service. Ashley is a great dental tech. And I enjoyed meeting the new dentist.
Diane M.
I received excellent care from Dr. Jones.
Brian M.
Dr. All in is a wonderful, caring dentist that is a professional in every way. Whether it was minor or major dental care he and his staff were […]
Larry D.
I was in for my regular periodontal checkup and cleaning. I was taken in on time. The dental hygienist was thorough and professional.
Pamela F.
Thanks to Dr Jones for a excellent pain free extraction...i will be using advanced dental for all my upcoming dental needs...every one was very kind […]
Carl C.
I felt abandoned after my procedure, assembly line no one sat with me until my ride came. Semi sedated
Anonymous
The hygienist was both personable and professional.
Robert B.
In and out in 45 minutes. Friendly, courteous, professional staff.
Wendy T.
I love Dr Brooks and the staff!!!
Deanna L.
Had a very nice visit and will return.
Kathleen B.
Staff was friendly and professional.
Felix R.
I had a short wait time, the hygenist and dentist were professional, informative courteous and gentle.
Brownell B.
It is always friendly, efficent and the office is spotlessly clean. Dr Allin is compassionate as well as a great doctor.
Iris M.
The dentist and his staff were very thoughtful and helpful concerning my daughter's dental issues on every visit. I would definitely recommend this […]
Alicia C.
Very satisfied with the work and attention I have
Oscar E.
Ashley is a great person to work on my teeth, determined yet gentle.
Ken E.
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Office Hours
  • 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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  • Phone: (352) 533-4159
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