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

The Teen Challenge – Avoiding Gum Disease

Teen Dental Issues

Although dental care isn’t usually a teenager’s top priority, it’s important to prevent gum disease in the teenage years. About 60 percent of 15-year-old teens have the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. Some teens are fortunate enough to have an affordable dentist who will help monitor their habits. Dentists can provide quick intervention when dental care is lacking. If you have a teenager who isn’t taking their dental care seriously, help them understand how embarrassing it would be to suffer bad breath, discoloration, or tooth loss due to gum disease. The following tips can help you educate your teens about ways to prevent gingivitis and periodontitis.

  • Teenagers don’t think brushing and flossing are cool, and they rarely understand the value of limiting sugary drinks and snacks. You can emphasize the need for healthy habits by reminding teens that they may face criticism from peers if they show obvious signs of poor dental health.
  • Routine trips to your family dentistry professional are essential. Never use the visits as a punishment, even if your teens have been demonstrating poor dental care. Keep the subject positive, and tell your teens they will feel better after the visit.
  • Your teens aren’t likely to notice when their toothbrushes have become worn and ineffective. Be sure to keep bathrooms fully stocked with new brushes, dental floss, and toothpaste.
  • Keeping healthy alternatives to sugary foods and drinks in your home helps to encourage better habits. Fresh fruits, vegetables, water, and milk are great choices.
  • Hormonal changes during puberty can raise the risk of gum disease in females. Be especially careful to monitor at-home dental care habits in teenage girls.
  • Schedule routine dental cleanings for your teens with your family dentistry team, and don’t hesitate to ask questions about their dental care. Every affordable dentist has resources and treatments to help ensure that your teens keep their smiles healthy.

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.

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Patient Reviews
Friendly staff. They treat me as a family.
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I always enjoy my visit at Advance Dental. The staff is wonderful. I never have to wait. I love Yeni she is great and I wouldn’t have anyone work with me.
Ann M.
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 […]
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It was the best dental experience that l have had here in Tampa . In and out fast, great hours, staff is so polite, and the doctor did everything with no pain!
Ron H.
I love them. Staff is always sweet. Never liked the dentist until I came here. They make me fell welcome every time. Office always neat and clean. Never had to wait past appointment time they are […]
Jessica R.
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 enjoy […]
Jasmine S.
The staff and Dr. Breton are professional, friendly, punctual with appointments and they give you all your options before doing the dental work as well as prices. My husband and I have been a patient […]
Kathy C.
We had as good as an experience as one could hope for from a dentist! Going to the dentist as a result of a dental emergency is no fun but the dentist and staff were extremely qualified and […]
Anat P.
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.
Great experience. She is very polite, knows her Job,
Nidia 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.
The experience was great!! I love the staff their so friendly. Maday the receptionist is amazing, she helped me with all my insurance needs
Blennin A.
Dr Breton and the dental staff is always friendly and efficient. Especially Diana,who bounces all over the place like Wonder Woman!
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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
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  • Phone: (813) 701-3088
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