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

Oral Hygiene in Tampa, FL

Small steps go a long way when it comes to maintaining excellent oral hygiene. When you know how to take care of your teeth and you make the commitment to follow through on that knowledge, you’ll be rewarded with dazzling, healthy teeth and gums that will serve you well in life.

What Do I Need to Know About Dental Hygiene?

Proper dental hygiene is focused on the daily care of teeth and gums. It’s a series of simple steps that anyone can take to dramatically improve their chances of holding on to healthy teeth for life. When you brush and floss daily and visit the dentist twice yearly, you are taking control of your dental health.

Oral Hygiene Tips

Oral hygiene and general health are closely linked. A healthy lifestyle that includes eating lots of fruits and vegetables promotes a healthy body and healthy teeth. You will also benefit your dental health when you avoid smoking or chewing tobacco and limit sugary foods and drinks. Visit the dentist on a routine basis for professional cleanings and early detection of cavities or other problems. For more healthy teeth tips, make an appointment with one of our dentists today. We look forward to being your partners in excellent oral health.

What Happens If I Don’t Follow a Dental Hygiene Routine?

It’s hard to overstate the importance of dental hygiene. If your teeth or gums cause you pain or you are missing teeth, your quality of life can be affected in several ways. Eating will be less enjoyable due to difficulty with chewing, and the impact on your appearance can be detrimental to your feelings of confidence and self-esteem. By practicing at-home oral hygiene in Tampa and visiting a dentist twice a year, you can avoid those negative outcomes and maintain an excellent quality of life.

Oral Hygiene for Kids

As soon as your child’s first tooth pokes through the gums, you can start gently cleaning with a rice-grain size amount of fluoride toothpaste. After age 3, your dentist may recommend a fluoride supplement for your child if the local water supply doesn’t contain it. Even though your child’s baby teeth are only temporary and will be replaced in elementary school by permanent teeth, now is the time to help your child get in the habit of following smart oral hygiene instructions.

How to Have Healthy Teeth

For the best results from brushing your teeth, hold the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle; there should be a slight tilt toward the gums when you brush. Brush the teeth gently, using small, circular movements. After brushing, rinse your mouth with water and spit to make sure all of the loosened plaque is washed out of your mouth. If you experience any pain or bleeding while brushing your teeth, discuss it with your dentist. Your dentist can also provide dental care and hygiene advice that is specific to your teeth and gums.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
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 satisfied
Amelia H.
Staff was very gentle. The doctor took time to explain and make sure I understood my condition and needed treatment.
Maylin A.
I have not been to a dentist in years due to an extreme fear of dentists. Everyone in the office (from check in to check out and everyone in between) made me comfortable and less nervous.
Terri B.
I absolutely love this office, the dentist and staff. Everyone is very friendly, professional and polite. I have had only good experiences at this office and from my wonderful Dentist, Dr. Breton.
Lisette T.
Excellent and friendly service.
Jasmine S.
She was super nice and friendly ! Yeni treated me so good , deff recommend coming in to see her !!
TheAnell25
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.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff who are willing to go above and beyond to ensure a positive patient experience. Highly recommend this location.
Amit C.
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.
Everyone is so kind and caring.
Julie M.
Friendly, knowledgeable and kind dental professionals at this location in Hillsborough.
Lisette T.
Friendly staff, convenient hours and great service.
Poulette E.
A very good experience.
Fred C.
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.
I’m pleased with the experience I had.
Theresa F.
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.
Have been going here for years, and I’ve never had a bad experience
Alejandro D.
I have never waited more than 5 mins for my appt. Staff is very nice, thoughtful and professional.
Carole B.
Office Hours
Mon. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

1st Saturday of the Month

Phone: (813) 701-3088
Fax: (813) 874-1307
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  • 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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