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

How your Dental Care Affects your Overall Health

dca-blog-272-mix-of-leftover-articles_1200x630

Dental health and general health are more closely related than you may think. You already know how great dental care prevents tooth loss and fights gum disease and halitosis, but did you know that family dentistry professionals can actually help detect systemic disease by examining your gums, teeth, and saliva? The vast majority of systemic medical problems cause symptoms that can be detected in the mouth. Scheduling regular appointments with an affordable dentist and practicing exemplary dental care at home could one day save your life.

How your Mouth can be a Family Dentistry Diagnostic Tool

The condition of your mouth and substances found in your saliva can speak volumes about your health. For example, certain types of oral lesions may be an indicator of AIDS. Saliva can reveal elevated cortisol levels, important cancer markers, fungal or bacterial infection, proteins that help monitor osteoporosis, environmental toxins, and even illegal drug use. The presence of gum disease or severe plaque buildup is a red flag that you are at higher risk for other diseases. Bacteria from inside your mouth normally can’t enter your bloodstream, but gums that are diseased and bleeding can allow access. If your immune system isn’t healthy, the bacteria can cause infection and inflammation in other parts of your body such as your heart valves.

The Link between Dental Care and Serious Ailments

Researchers have recently discovered that many common and serious medical problems are associated with gum disease and inadequate dental hygiene. The inflammation associated with periodontitis has been linked to cardiovascular disease, which can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. Besides being a potential warning sign of diabetes, gum disease also makes the condition more difficult to control. Pregnant women face threats of preterm birth and low birth weight caused by oral infections. Fortunately, timely management of gum disease and treatment of oral infections by your family dentistry professional can often help reduce the risk of these and many other medical problems. Visit an affordable dentist to learn more about your oral health and how it affects the rest of your body.

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 20 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
Great dentist and office staff wonderful
Wendy J.
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.
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 […]
Yung 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.
Excelente atencin al cliente el Dr Bretn excelente y todo el staff especialmente Diana 100% recomiendo la clnica
Maria R.
Everyone is super nice, you never wait a long time and the dentist is great!! I’m very happy.
Rebekah S.
Caring staff. Straightforward and helpful. No pressure. Great job.
Natasha S.
Great customer service
Nialah 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 […]
Terrell S.
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.
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 never waited more than 5 mins for my appt. Staff is very nice, thoughtful and professional.
Carole B.
Friendly, knowledgeable and kind dental professionals at this location in Hillsborough.
Lisette T.
Wonderfully pleasent experience! So glad I have finally took this step to getting my smile back! Thank you Advanced Dental Care of Tampa! Dianna is the bomb! Love their pofessionalism and she is so […]
Joanne J.
Everyone goes above and beyond to assist you. As soon as you walk in you feel welcome and are assisted with your questions.
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.
Dr.Bretton and his staff are great Three years of excellent patient care
Victor D.
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.
Everyone is very professional and GREAT at their job!
Rick J.
I have never met a office with such a wonderful team and doctor. The assistants Diana and Yeni are the best in town, gental, funny, fast and i just feel like family when im there. Dr. Breton has and […]
Marelys M.
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