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

Oral Hygiene in Tampa, FL

Small steps go a long way when it comes to maintaining excellent oral hygiene. When you know how to take care of your teeth and you make the commitment to follow through on that knowledge, you’ll be rewarded with dazzling, healthy teeth and gums that will serve you well in life.

What Do I Need to Know About Dental Hygiene?

Proper dental hygiene is focused on the daily care of teeth and gums. It’s a series of simple steps that anyone can take to dramatically improve their chances of holding on to healthy teeth for life. When you brush and floss daily and visit the dentist twice yearly, you are taking control of your dental health.

Oral Hygiene Tips

Oral hygiene and general health are closely linked. A healthy lifestyle that includes eating lots of fruits and vegetables promotes a healthy body and healthy teeth. You will also benefit your dental health when you avoid smoking or chewing tobacco and limit sugary foods and drinks. Visit the dentist on a routine basis for professional cleanings and early detection of cavities or other problems. For more healthy teeth tips, make an appointment with one of our dentists today. We look forward to being your partners in excellent oral health.

What Happens If I Don’t Follow a Dental Hygiene Routine?

It’s hard to overstate the importance of dental hygiene. If your teeth or gums cause you pain or you are missing teeth, your quality of life can be affected in several ways. Eating will be less enjoyable due to difficulty with chewing, and the impact on your appearance can be detrimental to your feelings of confidence and self-esteem. By practicing at-home oral hygiene in Tampa and visiting a dentist twice a year, you can avoid those negative outcomes and maintain an excellent quality of life.

Oral Hygiene for Kids

As soon as your child’s first tooth pokes through the gums, you can start gently cleaning with a rice-grain size amount of fluoride toothpaste. After age 3, your dentist may recommend a fluoride supplement for your child if the local water supply doesn’t contain it. Even though your child’s baby teeth are only temporary and will be replaced in elementary school by permanent teeth, now is the time to help your child get in the habit of following smart oral hygiene instructions.

How to Have Healthy Teeth

For the best results from brushing your teeth, hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle; there should be a slight tilt toward the gums when you brush. Brush the teeth gently, using small, circular movements. After brushing, rinse your mouth with water and spit to make sure all of the loosened plaque is washed out of your mouth. If you experience any pain or bleeding while brushing your teeth, discuss it with your dentist. Your dentist can also provide dental care and hygiene advice that is specific to your teeth and gums.

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Patient Reviews
I hate getting my teeth cleaned. Diana, the hygienist, was very sweet and gentle during my cleaning. I recommend her to anyone else out there with a fear of going to the dentist!
Sarah M.
So after a long journey of trying to find a good dentist, I found these guys. What I love the most about this office is that they really have the best interest at heart for the patients sake, […]
Sofia 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.
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 […]
Johanna W.
They are an amazing staff!! Dr Carlos Breton have hands of an angel.. The professionalism is outstanding. And most importantly the compassion and care they have for their patients is unforgettable. […]
Cyndia S.
My daughter had her braces on for almost 4 years. Thanks to Dr. Brenton, Jennifer ☺, Diana and the rest of his team, her smile is amazing!!!!!
Tiffany F.
the personal attention from Diana & Jenny
Oscar R.
I have not been to a dentist in years due to an extreme fear of dentists. Everyone in the office (from check in to check out and everyone in between) made me comfortable and less nervous.
Terri B.
Had great service and very friendly
Ileana D.
Everyone is very patient. They have worked around my schedule. My experience has been wonderful.
Ann M.
Excelente Servicio. Y precios bastante accesibles.
OMERYS P.
What a wonderful experience! I am a first time client looking for a new dentist and an orthodontist for my daughter. I was impressed with the professionalism and courteous, friendly staff. Felt like […]
Ramona J.
Yeni is the best and she does a wonderful job much sure to ask for her when you get there
Brayan B.
She was super nice and friendly ! Yeni treated me so good , deff recommend coming in to see her !!
TheAnell25
The most friendly staff and professional staff! I feel well taken care of here.
Leyla S.
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.
Great experience! Dr. Breton is very kind and professional. Jeni took a great care of me while the doctor was performing extraction (in fact she did hold my hand :) good service and reasonable prices
Viktoriya A.
They are always awesome very friendly always welcoming.
Jessica R.
Good experience overall, they serve you on time and make sure that all dental concerns are discussed. Clean facilities and equipment. Friendly receptionists and capable dental assistants and doctor. […]
Daniel E.
Very satisfied
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Office Hours
Mon. – 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tue. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

1st Saturday of the Month

Phone: (813) 701-3088
Fax: (813) 874-1307
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  • 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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