Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando, FL 32810

When Tooth Decay Turns Deadly

dca-blog_cavity-prevention-lollipop

Everybody does it, so what harm can there be? At least that’s what you tell yourself when you skip your pre-bedtime tooth brushing routine or miss one of your bi-annual visits to the dentist. Skipping out on your dental care routine can be a costly venture, and the charge is more than missing teeth—you could end up paying with your life. Research has shown that tooth decay is among the first obvious signs of disease, raising your risk of heart and lung disease and diabetes. In fact, one study showed that inconsistent dental care habits can increase heart disease risk by as much as 70 percent. If you want to protect the health of your teeth—and your heart—follow these tips for preventing tooth decay and other oral health problems.

Before you worry about all the nights you fell asleep without a giving a second thought to heading to the bathroom to brush your teeth, remember that it’s easy to practice good dental care habits. Just brush twice a day, rinse with fluoride mouthwash, floss once a day, and visit an affordable dentist in Orlando every six months. Now that you know that it’s simple to practice proper dental care, you need to know exactly what happens when tooth decay occurs.

If your teeth are not kept free of bacteria and plaque, a cavity—which is simply a hole—will develop in one or more of your teeth. Cavities are the result of preventable events. For example, bacteria in the mouth convert trapped food debris into acid. Then the acid and bacteria combine with the particles of food and saliva to form plaque. Plaque is the sticky substance that initiates tooth decay, and is filled with acids that erode the enamel on your teeth, creating cavities. Remember, if you don’t brush and rinse after every meal, plaque can start to build up within 20 minutes of eating.

Luckily, there are treatments for cavities and dental care techniques for fighting bacteria, plaque, and acid before they can cause any more harm.

Cavity Treatments

Fillings

If you have a small cavity, your family dentistry practitioner will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and restore it with a filling.

Crowns

For larger cavities, your dentist in Orlando will place a crown, also called a cap, over the tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size.

Root Canal

If tooth decay spreads to the tooth pulp and becomes infected, it will require a root canal—the removal of the pulp and nerve, followed by sealing the roots.

Cavity Prevention

Dental Care Technology

Cavity prevention products are being designed that will find and treat tooth decay very early. A special fluorescent light is being developed that can locate the beginning stages of decay. A “smart filling” is being worked on, which will time-release fluoride to prevent further tooth decay.

Don’t Miss Brushing

Skipping brushing can led to an accumulation of plaque, especially at night, when saliva activity is low.

Drink Water

If your mouth feels dry, drink water. Clean fluids, like water and saliva, can help to wash away bacteria in your mouth, preventing tooth decay.

Monitor Your Diet

Be aware that starchy, refined carbs can do just as much dental damage as sugary foods.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Orlando, call Advanced Dental Care at RDV Sportsplex today at (321) 594-2624 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I was happy about my visit.
Stephanie V.
I would definitely go back. The staff is very friendly and professional. The service is great. Would definitely recommend.
Desire S.
Professional, good, solid cleaning.
David O.
Quick and efficient
Kaloutie M.
Great Team!
Gregory H.
Had deep cleaning done. Were very gentle, and pain free.
Lui dussan
staff and dentist provide great care
Ida D.
My consultation felt caring as opposed to a route to the dentists bottom line. The cleaning was thorough and painless.
Glenn W.
My appointment was on time. The personnel was courteous.
Byron T.
Dr. Ortiz and her team are friendly, professional, competent, organized and don't keep you waiting! They are flexible and go out of their way to find […]
Merri C.
Awesome! I highly recommend this dentist and office!
Sharon D.
Another good experience. I waited longer than normal to go back but once back, things moved swiftly and effortlessly. Like this new dentist and how […]
Anonymous
They are very professional and have a passion for the work they do. Great Job!
Helen C.
It was a good experience with a procedure carried out by efficient, friendly and professional staff.
Barrie O.
I had a crown build up and temp. installed yesterday the 24th. I don't think it could have gone any better. I am a baby when It comes to dental […]
Leslie M.
Always good!
Robert A.
Staff was very friendly!
Gretchen G.
Dr. Charmaine Ortiz was professional and did not try to push any particular cosmetic procedures on me - she listened to what I said and gave her […]
Anna W.
I've been going to Advance Dental for years now and every visit has been pleasant, friendly & professional. I would recommend this office to all my […]
Cynthia C.
Great Staff!! Made sure it was pain free !!! I highly recommend them!!
Humberto H.
Great service every time I go. I was super nervous but both the Dr. and her assistant took the time to make sure I was comfortable and relaxed […]
Meghan M.
Recommended by a friend, the entire office was great. I felt very comfortable and enjoyed my experience getting my teeth cleaned.
Anonymous
Everyone was very pleasant and helpful. Dr Ortiz made the process of a tooth extraction pleasant. She did a great job. I had no insurance and the […]
Sara L.
I had a great experience yesterday! Was there for my cleaning. Leonor is always great, awesome.
Nayda C.
Excellent as always.
Mark A.
Had a great experience even though I was at a dentist office.
Anonymous
Surprised to see a dental office inside of a sports building pretty clever! Staff was very friendly Office very clean and organized hygienist was […]
Paula F.
Excellent as usual.
Mark A.
The staff was very helpful and friendly amd the dentist made sure I was comfortable. Had two extractions that day and was back to work the next day […]
Giovanni G.
Everytime i visit this office it's such a wonderful experience!!! Everyone there is awesome .
Mario T.
I had a awesome experience. All the staff was very friendly especially my dental assistant Jessica, she made feel at home. It was my first visit but […]
Latoya W.
My first deep cleaning and it was far less invasive than I imagined. No pain at all. Another great experience at Advanced Dental!
Mary B.
The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. The dental hygienist calmedy nerves and always made sure I was okay.
Amanda J.
Best dentist I've been to.
Anonymous
I had a tooth extracted and a temporary bridge put in during this visit and it was easy as pie! The worst part was the anesthesia. Dr. Ortiz worked […]
Anna W.
I appreciated the excellent service
Bernard S.
Pain free! Crown build up & temporary were done 11/11.
Leslie M.
Everything was great!
Theodore S.
You run a tight ship. I walk in, I sign in, get my teeth cleaned, all in less than 40 minutes! Not just once, all the time! I wish that other medical […]
Robert A.
Great place. Went beyond the standard.
Joseph F.
I had a good experience with having a filling replaced.
Danielle Q.
The staff was attentive and courteous. They answered all my questions. I especially appreciate the diligince of the receptionist (Jessica?). She has […]
Anonymous
Very professional, very courteous, and knowledgeable.
Marcus P.
Dr Ortiz always makes sure I am comfortable and not feeling pain during the procedure. She is very attuned to the patient. I have always been very […]
Margaret F.
Fast, fun, and a friendly place. I received the best dental service as well as very satisfied with the results that was giving.
Anonymous
Both the Doctor and the dental asst were exceptional!! I would recommend this place to everyone!!!
Laura B.
Check-in was fast, staff was friendly and the dental hygenist was thorough as always.
Andrea R.
We love Dr. Ortiz as the caring, loving and highly experienced dentist, as well as the loving and caring person she represents. She simply is THE […]
Sean S.
The staff are very courteous.
Aurora S.
Well, we're just getting started here, but everything was great!
Anonymous
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (321) 594-2624
Our Location