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
Its the best dental office and care I ve had in my life
Danny R.
Friendly staff. They treat me as a family.
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Friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to go above and beyond to ensure a positive patient experience. Highly recommend this location.
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Yeni is the best and she does a wonderful job much sure to ask for her when you get there
Brayan B.
The entire staff has always greeted and treated me in a caring as well as a professional way.
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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.
Excellent staff
Roberto T.
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.
Everyone is so friendly at the office and I love that they honor my appointment time for the most part . They make going to the dentist a more pleasant experience !
Anne-Sophie P.
All the staff is very nice and professional
Vera A.
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.
Very happy with my dental visit my hygienist is awesome recommend all my friends and family.
Damaris M.
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.
Excellent and friendly service.
Jasmine S.
Wonderful office. Doc and all the ladies are great. Very friendly. Have taking fantastic care of me and mine
Lisa F.
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.
She was super nice and friendly ! Yeni treated me so good , deff recommend coming in to see her !!
TheAnell25
It was my first time going here and it was wonderful! Staff was very nice and friendly. Got my teeth checked and easily made another appointment for the next day to get my teeth cleaned.
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Prompt friendly skilled professional staff.
Cherryl M.
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 - 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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