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

Follow a More Comprehensive Tooth Brushing Routine

dca-blog_basic-dental-care-blue-man

Many people underestimate the importance of proper tooth brushing. Although you know it is a habit never to be forgotten, you rarely consider the impact missing just one tooth brushing session can have on your health or how much dental care technique has to do with efficacy. You may have been brushing your teeth long before you could utter the word, “toothbrush,” but do you still put the proper amount of time, energy, and thoroughness into the habit as you once did? Probably not. You’re not alone, however; most people need a refresher course, so use this guide to keep your tooth brushing habits highly effective.

Good tooth brushing habits begin with the right tools:

  1. Adults should use a toothbrush that properly fits their teeth. If you have large teeth, purchase a toothbrush with a fuller head, while those with smaller teeth may benefit from smaller toothbrush heads. Children should always use toothbrushes specially designed for kids. All toothbrushes should be ADA approved.
  2. Choose only toothpaste approved by the ADA. Look for toothpaste that includes fluoride and has the ADA seal of approval. Some children’s toothpastes may have low or no fluoride because amounts of fluoride exposure should be minimal up to the age of six to avoid tooth discolorations.
  3. Use mouthwash after brushing. Adults and adolescents can remove excess bacteria and debris by rinsing with an ADA-approved fluoride mouthwash after every brushing. Ask your family dentist before allowing young children to use mouthwash.
  4. Consider an electric toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes have been shown to deliver better cleaning results than manual toothbrushes.
  5. Use floss daily. Whether you choose string floss or dental picks, removing debris from between teeth is essential to good dental care. Choose ADA-approved floss and strive to floss at least once a day before brushing.
  6. Replace your toothbrush every three months or when it becomes gnarled— whichever comes first.

With the right technique, a thorough brushing can be very effective:

  • Brush at least twice a day for two minutes. Divide the mouth into quadrants and spend at least 30 seconds brushing each quadrant on all sides. Don’t neglect the inside or chewing surfaces of any teeth.
  • Brush after every meal if possible; however, wait at least 20 minutes following eating to prevent spreading acids around the mouth that cause tooth decay.
  • Don’t skip a tooth brushing session. Studies have shown that missing even one tooth brushing session of the recommended two per day can increase your risk of chronic disease by as much 70 percent.

In addition to at-home dental care, don’t forget to see an affordable dentist in Tampa twice a year. Your dental care requires a team effort between you and your family dentistry experts.

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.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
They are the best !! Excelent service, excelent people
Jonathan M.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to go above and beyond to ensure a positive patient experience. Highly recommend this location.
Amit C.
Everyone is very professional and GREAT at their job!
Rick J.
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 […]
Jasmine S.
Excelente atencin al cliente el Dr Bretn excelente y todo el staff especialmente Diana 100% recomiendo la clnica
Maria R.
Friendly staff, convenient hours and great service.
Poulette E.
I love this office! The staff as a whole is a delight to work with. Dr. Breton is very patient and always explains things before moving forward and he also takes your concerns seriously. Dr. […]
Abigail P.
friendly informative fast service
Jeanette N.
Everyone is very patient. They have worked around my schedule. My experience has been wonderful.
Ann M.
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.
Very Professional and personal staff, with accurate information about procedures and services.
Darrell M.
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.
Wonderful work always!!!!, Jenny, Dr Breton and all the team, are the best dentist care you can ask for :-):-)
Yannery G.
Excellent staff
Roberto T.
I’ve been scared of dentist my whole adult life but this place is amazing. The doctor is kind and understanding. The staff is phenomenal. Jenny is so sweet and caring. I’m sending […]
Natalia H.
I have never waited more than 5 mins for my appt. Staff is very nice, thoughtful and professional.
Carole B.
the personal attention from Diana & Jenny
Oscar R.
Have been going here for years, and I’ve never had a bad experience
Alejandro D.
Staff was very gentle. The doctor took time to explain and make sure I understood my condition and needed treatment.
Maylin A.
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.
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

Office Hours
  • 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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (813) 701-3088
Our Location