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.

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Patient Reviews
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.
I’ve been scared of dentist my whole adult life but this place is amazing. The doctor is kind and understanding. The staff is phenomenal. Jenny is so sweet and caring. I’m sending everyone i know […]
Natalia H.
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.
Very good staff, easy setting appointment when needed. Very good service and result.
Joseph T.
I went in to have an extraction. The dentist assistant – I think her name is Janie- was awesome! She handled everything so effortlessly and educated me on every step. The dentist was also efficient […]
Lyzette M.
By far the best dental visit I have ever been to. Jenny was so nice and professional and Dr Brenton was gentle and quick. My family and friends will be coming here soon.
Sue P.
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.
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.
The service was very good. Things were explained to me very well as to what they were doing during my cleaning and why it needed to be done with visuals of my teeth and the dental hygienist did a […]
Todd C.
All the staff is very nice and professional
Vera A.
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 this dentist for years he is the best thing is I ever had
Richard P.
Everyone is super nice, you never wait a long time and the dentist is great!! I’m very happy.
Rebekah S.
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 desk to […]
Debbie S.
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.
Great experience! Dr. Breton is very kind and professional. Jeni took a great care of me while the doctor was performing extraction (in fact she did hold my hand :) good service and reasonable prices
Viktoriya A.
Dr. Carlos Brenton and his staff are phenomenal! I remember my first visit and talking to Dr. Brenton, he told me exactly what I had to do to get back on track. I’m not fond of medical equipment […]
Robinson F.
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.
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Breton’s for over 7 years. I called them with a slight emergency and they were able to see my right now. Would highly recommend.
April C.
The entire staff has always greeted and treated me in a caring as well as a professional way.
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Office Hours
Mon. – 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tue. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thu. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sun. – Closed

1st Saturday of the Month

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