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

The Best Dentist Advice for Caring for Kids’ Teeth

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For your child to have a healthy smile as they grow and mature, they must develop good dental care habits at an early age. Try these trusted tips to give your child a healthy head start.

Start in Infancy

Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay from the moment they emerge. That’s why the ADA recommends that the first dental visit occur by their first birthday, and preferably within six months after their first tooth comes in.

Find the Best Dentist

It’s important to find the best dentist for your child’s needs because their first dental appointment can affect their how they feel about the dentist and dental care for the rest of their lives. Ask your pediatrician to recommend an affordable dentist, talk to your friends about the dentists their children see, or search online for a pediatric dentist and read reviews from other parents.

Preparing for the First Dental Visit

When you’ve found the best dentist for your child, you need to make the first dental appointment. This visit is primarily for the dentist to examine your child’s dental development and offer dental care advice, but it’s also for your child to become comfortable with the dentist. Try these tips to make the visit easier for you and your child:

  • Explain that the dentist is your child’s friend and wants to help them have healthy teeth and gums.
  • Be positive and get your child excited about visiting the dentist.
  • Schedule a morning appointment when children tend to be more cooperative.
  • Keep concerns or fears to yourself since kids can sense your anxiety.
  • Never bribe a child with toys or treats to get them to the appointment.

Ask About Fluoride

Kids need fluoride for healthy dental development. Fluoride is a mineral that helps make tooth enamel stronger and more resistant to decay, while restoring weakened enamel. It’s often added to toothpastes, mouth rinses, and community tap water. Ask your dentist about your child’s fluoride needs to ensure that their teeth get enough fluoride.

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
Jenny, Dr Brenton and Lilian were professional, informative and very nice. The office manager was very friendly also. Good job!
Sue P.
Very quick service!
Stephany A.
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.
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.
Its the best dental office and care I ve had in my life
Danny R.
The entire staff has always greeted and treated me in a caring as well as a professional way.
Johanna W.
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.
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 […]
Debbie S.
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.
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.
Dr Breton and the dental staff is always friendly and efficient. Especially Diana,who bounces all over the place like Wonder Woman!
Poly C.
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.
All of the staff and Dr. Breton are so wonderful. I have been treated with the most outstanding courtesy. I am totally satisfied with work that I have been getting done at this facility. I will […]
Clara D.
Excellent staff
Roberto T.
Both the Hygienist and the Dentist treated me with care. I had a small crack in an old filling and instead of automatically trying to sell me a crown and expensive procedure the Dr came in and said […]
Nicholas 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.
Fast, efficient, knowledgeable. Got me in fast for double emergency root canal. Last time another dentist made me make 3 appts. Here I was in and out with 1 appt. Sending my husband next! Thanks for […]
Mindy H.
Everyone is very patient. They have worked around my schedule. My experience has been wonderful.
Ann M.
Staff was very gentle. The doctor took time to explain and make sure I understood my condition and needed treatment.
Maylin A.
Dr.Bretton and his staff are great Three years of excellent patient care
Victor D.
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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
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  • Phone: (813) 701-3088
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