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’ve been a patient of this practice for over 6 years, averaging 4-5 visits per year. Dr. Breton and his excellent staff are professional and genuinely friendly. Everyone from the reception desk to […]
Debbie S.
The front desk women were very helpful. Staff was very courteous and professional. All smiles and a positive atmosphere. Overall, very happy with my 1st visit to the dentist in over 15+ years.
Alex V.
The professionalism of the doctor and staff. The way they make you feel like you are not just a number.
Preston C.
Great DDS & staff
Kelly L.
Iam very happy….very good job…….good people and very freinly……5
Ivan L.
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.
I absolutely love this office, the dentist and staff. Everyone is very friendly, professional and polite. I have had only good experiences at this office and from my wonderful Dentist, Dr. Breton.
Lisette T.
Mi esposo y yo somos pacientes por muchos años y nos complace decir que el servicio es excelente tanto de Drs como los técnicos. Profesionalismo y calidad. Se los recomiendo
Angelica B.
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.
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.
Went in today for a root canal (first root canal ever) and i was very impressed. They were fast and the process was painless. I’m very thankful for advanced dental and will definitely be back in […]
Yung M.
The service was very good. Things were explained to me very well as to what they were doing during my cleaning and why it needed to be done with visuals of my teeth and the dental hygienist did a […]
Todd C.
Great first experience, nice staff and friendly will be doing all my dental work here A++++
Tyler A.
Excellent experience!!! I walked in with no appointment and the staff saw I was in pain and took me in right away. I do not have insurance and only paid 29.00 for my emergency visit. Great service […]
Jose V.
A very good experience.
Fred C.
Caring staff. Straightforward and helpful. No pressure. Great job.
Natasha S.
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.
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.
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 […]
Jason M.
Love this place! They made me feel very comfortable and they explained everything to me with a lot of patience! The girls there are so sweet and very helpful!
Yanelis G.
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
Healthcare Financing with
CareCredit
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

For appointments, call us at: (813) 701-3088 or
Request an Appointment
For appointments, call: (813) 701-3088
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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (813) 701-3088
Our Location