1800 SE 17th St STE 602, Ocala, FL 34471
1800 SE 17th St STE 602, Ocala, FL 34471
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Get Great Oral Health In Ocala

Going to the dentist is vital if you want to keep a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Routine visits maintain your oral health and prevent severe dental health issues. Not to mention that regular visits to the dentist will keep your smile looking pearly white!

Having a beautiful, healthy smile is essential in today’s busy lifestyle. You want to look your best. Our general dentistry doctor, Dr. Evelyn, and our well-trained, friendly general dentistry team are ready to give you the dental treatments that can give you the healthy, lovely smile you want.

We realize that going to the dentist is something you may forget to do or put off. We strive to provide an office environment that’s comfortable, positive, and comforting so you’ll look forward to coming back. Our staff members work to keep you feeling good while attending to your dental hygiene. 

Need to book an appointment for a tooth cleaning or any other general dentistry service? Call us today to request an appointment at Ocala Smiles!

General Dentistry Services in Ocala

We offer a variety of general dentistry procedures that can give you excellent dental hygiene and superior oral health in Ocala. These include:

Teeth Cleaning

One of the best dental hygiene practices that can ensure you have optimum oral health is teeth cleaning. We offer this general dentistry treatment whenever you come in for a regular dental checkup. Our recommendation is you schedule these checkups every six months.

Tooth-Colored, Non-Metal Fillings

The metal fillings of the past are not attractive nor are they considered healthy, as they are made of mercury. We offer white, tooth-colored fillings that not only look better but are metal-free and have no mercury! Our tooth-colored fillings are made of a material that molds to your teeth with a little “give,” so they can last longer.

General dentistry explanation video

Fact or myth? Expensive toothpastes are always better than cheaper ones. Myth. Different toothpastes are better for different teeth in situations. Sometimes moderately priced toothpaste can be more effective. Ask the dentist about what might be best for your teeth. And always look for the ADA seal of approval. Fact or myth? If a tooth is white, it must be healthy. Myth. Under the surface there may be cavities, problems with the root or other abnormalities. Fact or Myth? Teeth whitening is harmful because it damages enamel. Myth. There are many modern teeth whitening processes that have minimal harmful effects. Teeth whitening isn’t for every mouth or person though. Consult the dentist before you proceed with whitening treatments. Fact or myth? Dentists should be feared. Myth. With today’s advancements in technology and safety practices there is nothing to worry about. Procedures are as quick and painless as ever. Fact or myth? You should visit your dentists at least twice a year. FACT.

Root Canal Therapy

If you find you need a root canal because you have a toothache or tooth infection, we offer this general dentistry service in Ocala. We can make sure your mouth is pain-free and taken care of properly. Root canals aren’t as scary as they sound. In fact, they save your teeth and relieve pain! 

Dental Crowns

If you have a tooth or teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked, discolored, misshapen, or have an abundance of dental work, a dental crown may be the best solution to ensure you have proper oral health and dental hygiene in Ocala. Dental crowns look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth; plus they are durable and sturdy.

Gum Disease Treatment

Because gum disease is far more prevalent than many realize, we are ready to help you should this oral health and dental hygiene issue be a problem for you. We can treat gum disease at Ocala Smiles! If you have it in the early stages or do not have gum disease at all, we can also help prevent it to make sure it doesn’t occur or so it doesn’t progress.

Home Care Instruction

To make sure you have the best dental hygiene and oral health possible near Ocala and The Villages, our team will give you the proper instructions to assist you when you are brushing and flossing at home. Have questions about maintaining your oral health? Reach out to our team today. 

How Often Should I See The Dentist?

One question many people have is how often they need to go to the dentist. Maybe you’ve heard that you should get a regular checkup every six months, but is this accurate? Overall, the answer is yes. Most healthy children, teens, and adults should see the dentist every six months or so. 

You may need to visit the dentist more than this if you have certain dental conditions, are prone to decay, or have emergencies arise. If you are between visits and have tooth pain or any other concerning symptoms, reach out to us right away or contact an urgent care center.

At Ocala Smiles, we will make it easy for you to know when to visit us. When you come to see us, we will help you make a follow-up appointment and recommend how often to book an appointment. Some people with early stages of gum disease benefit from cleanings every three months, for example. The average person can expect to only need professional teeth cleaning twice per year.

Keeping Your Smile Happy and Healthy Between Visits

Many factors impact your dental health. Your age, genetics, lifestyle, diet, and more play a role in the health and appearance of your smile. While some people are more prone to dental issues than others, everyone can benefit from taking care of their dental health in between dental visits. 

Our dental professionals recommend these tips to help you maintain a beautiful smile and healthy mouth:

  • Brush twice per day: When you brush your teeth, ensure you’re using small, circular motions and holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle. You should brush for around two minutes each time. 
  • Floss twice daily: Along with brushing, don’t forget to floss. If it helps you get this task done, consider using flossing devices. When flossing, use a zig-zag motion to get between the teeth.
  • Avoid certain food and drink items: Many things you eat and drink can stain your teeth or cause decay. While you don’t have to cut out all sugary or sticky items, try to reduce how often you consume them, and don’t forget to brush after.

With good dental health habits and routine visits to our office, you’ll be feeling good and showing off your smile wherever you go! 

Request a Dental Appointment at Ocala Smiles

Has it been a while since you’ve had your teeth cleaned? Have you noticed tooth or mouth pain? If so, now is an excellent time to book an appointment with the dental team at Ocala Smiles. 

We want you to have the best dental hygiene and oral health possible, so our general dentistry team in Ocala will do all we can to make sure your smile is clean, healthy, and beautiful! Call today if you are in The Villages or Ocala!