Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater
3690 East Bay Drive, Suite K, Largo, FL 33771

The Best Ways to Battle Tooth Decay

Cavity Prevention

Tooth decay starts with the gradual deterioration of tooth enamel, which is the hard, protective outer layer of your teeth. The main culprit is a sticky film called plaque that forms on your teeth after you eat and drink. Plaque is full of bacteria, and when you consume foods or drinks with starches and sugars, these bacteria produce acids that break down enamel. If plaque is not removed, it allows the acids stay in constant contact with your vulnerable tooth surfaces. Eventually, the deterioration results in holes called cavities.

Tooth Decay Isn’t Just a Problem for Kids

Although cavities are most common in children, aging adults often experience tooth decay associated with age-related oral changes. Receding gums often accompany advancing age, and periodontal disease is also common. The two factors combined give plaque access to tooth roots, which are covered with cementum, a softer and more vulnerable material than enamel. Tooth roots are more susceptible to decay and more sensitive to hot and cold. Tooth-root decay and sensitivity problems are both common in adults more than 50 years old. Tooth decay along the margins of fillings is also frequently seen. Seniors may have more fillings due to the absence of modern dental care techniques when they were young. As the fillings age, they fracture and leak, causing bacteria to accumulate in the small crevices of the tooth surface. Acid exposure in these areas results in decay.

Cavity-Prevention Tips

  • Brush a minimum of twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use dental floss or interdental cleaners daily.
  • Eat a healthy diet and avoid sugar-filled and starch-laden snacks.
  • Affordable dentists can identify and treat tooth decay before it causes tooth loss.
  • Visit your dentist in Clearwater regularly and ask about cavity-prevention treatments, such as dental sealants or fluoride rinses.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Clearwater, call Advanced Dental Care of Clearwater today at (727) 286-3945 or make an appointment.

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

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Staff and service and quality of work. Made me feel like i can smile again.
Brian M.
The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and work I’ve had done has been excellent. Thank you!
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Prompt courteous service, and did not try to sell me on services I don’t need
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The people and quality of care are great. Thank you!
Eric L.
Very professional staff. I was made to feel like a person not just a number.
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Advanced Dental Care in Largo is first class!! It is a place I’ve had work done in the past and because I moved a couple years ago I’ve had to go to a place closer to home in Ocala. Let me tell […]
Mark N.
Friendly people and they did a great job!
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On time, very polite staff, excellent dental care, an all around great place to get your dental needs taken care of They don’t try to sell you something you don’t need
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Excellent Service and very friendly staff
Terry H.
Cleanings, cavities, and wisdom teeth extraction, oh my! I’ve been going to this location for years and had inspections, cleanings, cavities filled, 1 crown and 1 wisdom tooth extraction. I’m […]
Ah B.
Friendly and positive care. Made me feel comfortable the entire time
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Always great service with very little wait time.
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Everyone in your office now is so nice and professional.
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James C.
Morgan the office mgr. Helped me get dental insurance and the hygienist and dentist really take a interest in the health of the patient. They are all 1st class!!!!
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (727) 286-3945
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