Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Dental Hygiene and Your General Health

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that, despite advances in dental care, nearly 20 percent of children have untreated cavities, and as many as 41 percent have decay present in their baby teeth. You’re probably aware that dental hygiene is essential for removing plaque and preventing tooth decay, but you may not know that it can have a dramatic effect on your general health. Recent studies have shown that poor dental hygiene is linked to conditions such as diabetes and inflammation in blood vessels.

Heart-Healthy Benefits of Professional Teeth Cleaning

American Heart Association researchers recently shared findings demonstrating that good dental hygiene can actually reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. A study that monitored 100,000 people over a seven-year period found that participants who had their teeth professionally cleaned once every two years reduced their risk of heart attack by 24 percent and their risk of stroke by 13 percent. Researchers argued that routine dental care and good oral hygiene reduced the growth of harmful bacteria that cause both periodontal disease and inflammation in blood vessels. The same types of bacteria that cause periodontal disease are also associated with an elevation in C-reactive protein, which is a known marker for blood vessel inflammation.

Dental Hygiene Basics

To increase your children’s chances of living healthy lives, be sure to make dental hygiene an important part of every day. When first teeth erupt at around six or seven months of age, regular brushing and visits to the dentist should soon follow. Additional ways to protect your children from cavities include limiting sticky foods and starchy snacks, avoiding prolonged consumption of sugary drinks, and not letting them fall asleep with a bottle of juice or milk. As your children age, be sure to make regular appointments with a pediatric dentist and dental hygienist for professional teeth cleaning.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Pembroke Pines, call Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, 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 Pembroke Pines.

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The staff is very professional and courteous! My family and I have been coming for years. Thank you for being the best!
Leslie C.
Awesome doctor, hygienist, office manager and staff.
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I am absolutely in love with this dentist office. I feel so comfortable and well taken care of. They are professional and totally human and kind. The entire staff is beyond wonderful.
Maria R.
Super friendly staff and really knowledgeable and respectful. My 85 year old mom needed a cavity fixed and they were super kind and awesome to her. If I lived here this would be my dentist for sure!
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Best dental office by far!! The staff is absolutely amazing & Dr.Bouchard-Lavenka is incredible!! Beyond satisfied with their patient care & would highly recommend their office!
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Our family loves the way we get treated. It is always a positive experience. Everyone is very caring and professional. Our six year old has a positive attitude about going to the dentist and we owe […]
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Friendly, professional staff who made me feel welcomed the minute I walked in. Dr.Lavenka does outstanding restorative work. I will definitely recommend her to all my family and friends.
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Attentive staff, thorough exam, easy to understand explanation of dental issues and impacts, candid discussion
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The staff here makes us feel so comfortable. They are true professionals and have cared for us for years. I followed Dr. Lavenka from her previous practice because she is a dentist with integrity and […]
Reina L.
Dentist and all her staff are all excellent. Been a patient for years and would not go anywhere else. Caring and top quality care given all the time.
Ellen R.
Great staff and amazing Dentist. My experience was painless.
Anna E.
Wonderful staff, True Professionals. A pleasant environment, very clean. Great Music. I would recommend them to everyone, you will not leave disappointed. Give them a visit & see for yourself.
Michael M.
I would like to start off by saying that this is the best Dentist office I have ever been to! The Doctors and the rest of the staff is amazing and always willing to help you get your teeth to the […]
Anthony E.
First cavity filling and it was a great experience! I felt so comforted and calm. Great (interesting/distracting) conversation!
Danielle S.
My hygienist was awesome. She made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She took the time to go over a few of my concerns and explain to me what I could do to improve.
Sierra W.
Been going here for decades. Never a bad experience. Dr. Lavenka and Julie took care of me today. Excellent work!
Joey S.
Everyone is so nice and gentle.
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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