Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

Give Your Baby a Super Smile for Children’s Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month

February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the 2014 campaign promises to bring super smiles to kids across the nation. To improve oral health for kids in underserved communities, many dentists are offering dental care services through the Give Kids a Smile Program. This year’s educational slogan is “Join the Super Smile Team.” It features teen superheroes fighting for great oral health and super smiles. The earlier good dental care starts at home, the better chances your child has to develop and keep his or her own super smile. If you have a new baby, you can be his or her hero by ensuring good oral health from the start.

  • Take care of baby teeth. They’re functional, and they also serve as placeholders for your child’s permanent teeth. They’ll appear in the first three years of life, and although they will fall out, keeping them healthy is important.
  • When giving your baby a pacifier, make sure it’s clean. Don’t dip it in a sweet liquid or put it in your own mouth first.
  • Reducing exposure to bacteria is essential for preventing tooth decay. Don’t exchange saliva with your baby by sharing eating utensils or chewing food to soften it.
  • Clean your baby’s gums after feeding by wiping them with a clean, moist washcloth. After teeth begin to erupt, brush them with a child’s soft-bristled toothbrush and plain water. Don’t use fluoride toothpaste until your child is at least two years old.
  • Place only water, milk, or formula in bottles. Don’t put babies to bed with a bottle.
  • Provide a healthy diet for your child. It should include vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Limit starchy and sweet snacks.
  • Brush your child’s teeth until he or she is capable of doing it alone. Once your child becomes more independent, supervise their habits; developing good oral self-care is critical for maintaining healthy teeth and gums for life.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

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

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Y’all were fantastic! Got me in quick for an emergency and treated me with respect even though I didn’t have any insurance. I had not been there in years and you still got me in within […]
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Very pleasant staff – everyone from receptionist to dentist. They let me know every step of the procedure as to what was going on and about to take place.
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Great staff. Clean and efficient. They offer most services at the one location so it is very convenient. Our whole family likes Ocala Advanced Dental Care.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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  • Phone: (352) 502-4381
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