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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I started out as a dental patient 4 years ago and honestly picked this office because the location was convenient for me at the time. During my first cleaning my chapstick came off and the hygienist […]
Poulette E.
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.
Dr.Bretton and his staff are great Three years of excellent patient care
Victor D.
Excellent customer service. It was clear that you cared more about me as a patient rather than taking my money, which is much appreciated.
Briana H.
I was nervous about getting my tooth pulled and everyone made me feel comfortable and relaxed. And it was done in a timely manner I didn’t even have to wait
Toni R.
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.
Iam very happy….very good job…….good people and very freinly……5
Ivan L.
Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Hope G.
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.
Excelente atencin al cliente el Dr Bretn excelente y todo el staff especialmente Diana 100% recomiendo la clnica
Maria R.
I loved the ppl here at advanced dental care. They are pleasant and always ready to assist me with smiles on their faces.
Karen W.
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.
The staff has genuine care about your comfort. The Dentist does not minimize you or what the situation is that brings you into their care. As a person that has an abnormal fear of the Dentist I can […]
Johanna W.
I went to one place that offered deep cleaning for 800 dollars came to this place and it was 375 with my insurance. I’m getting a bunch of paperwork filled out and they made sure to have it […]
Tyler D.
Everyone is very professional and GREAT at their job!
Rick J.
This place is amazing. The reviews are very accurate, Dr Breton is very nice and explained all my options. I will be coming back again and recommend all my friends here
Mario G.
Excelente Servicio. Y precios bastante accesibles.
OMERYS P.
Because like always I was in and out on time and the staff was great I had a tooth pulled everybody was just wonderful didn’t really hurt
John K.
Everyone is very patient. They have worked around my schedule. My experience has been wonderful.
Ann M.
A very good experience.
Fred C.
Office Hours
Mon. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Phone: (813) 701-3088
Fax: (813) 874-1307
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  • Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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