Advanced Dental Care of Tampa
3904-H W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614

Cavity Prevention Facts and Dental Care Fundamentals


When it comes to dental care, many people make the assumption that neglecting their brushing regimen will result in nothing more serious than a stern rebuke from their dentist. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, poor dental care can actually put individuals at greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, and lung ailments. Women who fail to maintain their teeth may run a higher risk of delivering low birth-weight babies. Cavities are one of the primary indicators of poor dental health, so everyone needs to become familiar with cavity prevention techniques and regularly visit their family dentistry experts.

A cavity is a hole in a tooth that is created when food particles in the mouth are converted into acid. The acid and the bacteria in the mouth together create plaque, which causes the onset of tooth decay. Once tooth enamel has been eroded by acid, a cavity is likely to occur.

A small cavity typically requires a simple filling. However, if a cavity is large, your dentist in Tampa may need to put a crown on the tooth. If the pulp has tooth decay that has caused an infection, you may require a root canal.

Innovative dental care treatments are being researched that may eventually reduce the impact of cavities and tooth decay. A fluorescent light tool is being tested that can discover tooth decay before it turns into a cavity. Then, a sealant or fluoride supplement can be applied to the decayed tooth to prevent spreading and help in cavity prevention. A filling is being developed that will release fluoride around the decaying tooth to keep it from harming adjacent teeth.

The best way to avoid tooth decay, however, is to always practice good dental care and cavity prevention techniques. Brushing twice a day and flossing at least once a day, along with routine visits to an affordable dentist in Tampa, are paramount to preventing tooth decay. And choosing nutritious foods and avoiding excessive amounts of cavity-causing sweets and carbs play a big part in cavity prevention.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Tampa, call Advanced Dental Care of Tampa today at (813) 701-3088 or make an appointment.

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

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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Breton’s for over 7 years. I called them with a slight emergency and they were able to see my right now. Would highly recommend.
April C.
I have been going to Advanced Dental for over 2 years, staff is very courteous and Dr. Breton has been very attentive to my needs and oral healthcare !!!!
David R.
Dr.Bretton and his staff are great Three years of excellent patient care
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We have been coming to this office for nearly a year and never been disappointed with service. They take the time to assist you when you have a question and have a genuine concern for you. The staff […]
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Unfortunately I had to change jobs and insurance companies = needed a new dentist because of it. This office was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Very friendly staff that took care of […]
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Very Professional and personal staff, with accurate information about procedures and services.
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This place is amazing! I’ve been coming here for about a year and wouldn’t think about going anywhere else. The manager Jennifer is awesome
Armando H.
They are always awesome very friendly always welcoming.
Jessica R.
All of the staff and Dr. Breton are so wonderful. I have been treated with the most outstanding courtesy. I am totally satisfied with work that I have been getting done at this facility. I will […]
Clara D.
I have been going to this office for years and I have to say Dr. Benitez AND his staff are AMAZING. He personally comes in and gives you a break down of everything and what he believes is the best […]
Sarah C.
I’ve always been scared of the dentist and avoided going to one for ages. I love this place! Super nice care and great dental work. I’ve had to come here a lot for my appointments, and I enjoy […]
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Excellent and friendly service.
Jasmine S.
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Loli R.
Jennifer is a great associate and make patients feel at home. Great smile went you come in and the same smile went you go out. She deserve 10 star. Thanks Jennifer you the best and Dr Carlos Bretón.
Marc R.
She was super nice and friendly ! Yeni treated me so good , deff recommend coming in to see her !!
This dental office is the best. We all come here and are always satisfied with the care. The whole staff is excellent and Dr. Breton not only is an excellent dentist but also treats us like a close […]
E B.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to go above and beyond to ensure a positive patient experience. Highly recommend this location.
Amit C.
Wonderful office. Doc and all the ladies are great. Very friendly. Have taking fantastic care of me and mine
Lisa F.
Very professional staff and welcoming. No one likes going to the dentist….but they make your experience, quick, easy and as painless as possible. I have been using their services for the last year […]
Terrell S.
Excellent dental technicians (Gina and Diana). Professional and courteous employees
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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 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 701-3088
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