Advanced Dental Care of Quail Meadows
2785 NW 49th Ave Suite 102, 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
Everybody was nice and friendly and got the job done.
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Great experience nice qualified staff
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Very happy with this office,the staff is very friendly,helpful and informative. Dr Palcious is so sweet and very skilled. I actually look forward to going to the dentist!!!!
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Staff is wonderful and they take time explaining service
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Friendly front desk personnel, caring. Hygienist, Ashley, is friendly, caring, considerate and does an excellent job
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Dr.P and her Asst. Michelle are AWESOME. I’ve been a patient since last year .Very impressive office as well as the whole team . Friendly starts the moment you walk in the door . I will be a […]
April B.
Everyone there, including Dr. P., seems very skillful and knowledgeable. They are also interested in my needs and opinions.
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Staff has always been friendly and knowledgeable…
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My hygienist was marvelous!!!
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Very professional and Courteous service everything about the process was explained in great detail including all options that were available to me would definitely recommend this place to all
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Wonderful dental care. I had a dental issue and it was taken care of professionally. I have been searching for a great dentist and the search has ended. Thanks to Dr.. and staff!
Vickie D.
Love my Hygienist Ashley! Dr P is very gentle and helps me always feel better about what I’m having done. Her two Assistants Sam and Michelle are always helpful and making sure I’m ok. Front […]
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Randolph W.
Great as always!
Frank H.
Everyone in this office are super nice and professional! My hygienist– Ashley is amazing! She is by far the best hygienist I have every had work on my teeth and gums! A person could not find a […]
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The entire staff is friendly and accommodating. My hygienist, Dr. P personally took great care of me! They take great care of their patients!
David J.
Ashley is so kind and does a great job. Jane at front desk is always friendly.
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Everyone was very nice and put this nervous patient at ease. Dr. Palacios was very thorough, answered all my questions and explained my options.
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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 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 533-4159
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