Advanced Dental Care of Orange City
2490 Enterprise Road, Orange City, FL 32763

It’s Time for Tooth Trivia

Dental Health and Basic Dental Care

Want to dazzle your friends with your dental care knowledge? Then check out these fantastic facts about the wild world of teeth. Some are silly, others strange, but all of them should make you smile.

What is the hardest substance in the human body? Nothing is tougher than tooth enamel, which is the visible part of the tooth covering the crown. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body because it contains the highest percentage of minerals. But while this high mineral content makes tooth enamel strong, it also makes it fragile and vulnerable to destruction through demineralization caused by decay. So while tooth enamel is very hard, it’s still very easy to lose.

How often should you replace your toothbrush? You should buy a new brush at least every three months. And be sure to always toss your toothbrush after having a cold, the flu, or any other kind of viral infection. Why? Because that bacteria can remain on the brush’s bristles and lead to re-infection. Now that’s reason enough to swap out your brush.

Is soda really that bad for your teeth?  People who consume three or more glasses of soda each day have 62 percent more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than others. And if you think that diet soda is any better since it doesn’t contain any sugar, think again. While it may be free of the sugar that led to decay, it still contains the acids that wear away at tooth enamel. Better think before you drink and choose something better than soda.

How common is gum disease? More than three-quarters of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. In fact, it’s the leading cause of tooth loss in people over age 35. Fortunately, most cases of gum diseases can be controlled, corrected, or completely prevented by practicing good dental care habits.

How often do you really need to visit to the dentist? While we often hear that we should see the dentist twice a year, that recommendation is not based on medical wisdom but was actually just an ad slogan for Pepsodent toothpaste in 1929! The concept was embraced and encouraged by dental care experts and today we’re told to go twice a year. While it may have started as a catchy tagline, the notion of visiting the dentist twice a year reflects the idea of prevention. If you practice a little prevention and see an affordable dentist twice a year, you can spot and stop dental problems before they become severe.

What’s the wackiest way that floss has been used? While it may seem skinny and scrawny, dental floss is much stronger than it looks. In 1994, a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a rope and then used it to scale the prison wall and escape without a trace. And you thought floss was only used to escape the problems of plaque!

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Orange City, call Advanced Dental Care of Orange City today at (386) 951-1412 or make an appointment.

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

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Patient Reviews
Very professional. I needed certain dental work done for other medical reasons and the office staff was able to schedule me in a reasonable time frame.
Ethel B.
My hygienist Nicole always does a wonderful job and I look forward to seeing her !!!
Debra W.
Rebecca is a wonderful dental hygienist.
Steven S.
Awesome dentist
Deborah H.
All the people at this location are awesome
Michael D.
Had my routine cleaning for my teeth done by Becky and she is just wonderful and does a really good job, and is just so pleasant!
Nancy L.
Great professional service.Friendly environment. And friendly environment. And satisfied with the overall experience
Carlos R.
Doctor Collin is probably the best dentist I’ve ever had! She has a professional manner and her work is very good!! My sister recommended her to me!! I also like the discount from the plan they […]
Valerie H.
I had a bad tooth which was infected and you took care of me right away. Thanks for finding the time to see me.
John T.
The dental hygienist, Rebecca, is amazing!
Jennifer M.
The staff is friendly & professional. They let you know your upfront costs after insurance is factored in.
Ethel B.
Excellent hygienist! Rebecca is very thorough and obviously has the patient’s best interest at heart. I would definitely refer others to this practice.
Claudia G.
Great care. Very professional but friendly and caring.
Heleneve P.
Able to see me in an emergency right away , polite staff, clean office
Tammy F.
The staff is friendly & professional. I was taken on time. Nicole told me how continue to improve on cleaning my teeth. I am very happy with the care I received.
Marie B.
Best Dentist…Josie and Dr Colon and the x-ray girl were awesome!!
Deborah P.
Great Service!
Monet B.
Have been going to Dr. Colon for years and I am not an easy case… I recommend her and the staff, all very compassionate and professional.
Elmer H.
Nice people
David H.
I had my first visit September 2017. The Doctor and Staff go above and beyond. Can’t wait for my next visit!
Kayla S.
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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 - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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