Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park
7867 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL 33626

Understand the Inner Workings of a Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene

A dental hygienist is a special kind of person. It takes compassion to be sensitive to the fear some people experience when they go to the dentist. It takes stamina to spend hours leaning over patients. It takes manual dexterity and attention to detail to perform teeth cleaning and other dental procedures. And it takes excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with patients and co-workers alike.

Teeth cleaning is the specialty of a dental hygienist, so they focus on removing plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums. They also polish teeth to remove stains and restore the enamel’s luster. A dental hygienist also makes prevention a priority, so besides teeth cleaning, they perform examinations to detect signs of dental problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. They often take X-rays to check for problems with the teeth and jaw.

Another role of the dental hygienist is patient education, providing information about proper dental care practices. A dental hygienist helps patients develop and maintain good dental health habits, from recommending the right dental care tools to warnings about the foods and drinks that cause dental damage.

A dental hygienist needs special training. Private dental practices require that a dental hygienist has at least an associate’s degree or certificate in dental hygiene. A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree is typically needed for teaching, research, or clinical practice in public health programs. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed, but each state’s requirements vary.

Working with your dentist in Citrus Park, the dental hygienist specializes in teeth cleaning, but they really do so much more to help prevent dental health problems.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Citrus Park, call Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park today at (813) 448-3957 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Citrus Park. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park, 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 Citrus Park.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Excellent dental care, great staff.
Deborah G.
I found the experience very professional and comforting knowing my dental care was in good hands
Gabriel N.
The staff is very nice and professional. The appointments were on time. Definantely, I would recommend this dental office to everybody.
Anonymous
very nice and quick with everything done. Made 9 year old very comfortable and even had a fun time gettting a filling.
Anonymous
My tooth had broken and I thought I would need a root canal. Luckily I only needed a crown. My dental work was done very efficiently and painless and […]
Cynthia H.
I've been a patient here for many years and have always received the best of care. Dr. Breton and his staff never fail to offer the best quality, […]
Robert R.
I HAD MY BRIDGE TO COME OFF AND YOU SAW ME AND FIXED IT THE SAME DAY I CALLED. I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE SERVICE I REC'D AS I ALWAYS AM.
Patricia J.
Best dentist that we have ever been to!!
Summer B.
My experience at Citrus Park II - Advanced Dental Care was great, I would recommend them to anyone and everyone, Dr. Benton and his Staff are the […]
Anonymous
best dentist ever!
Summer B.
I love the place. The best dental service I have every had.
John P.
Friendly staff; very thorough; clean facility
Angela K.
Everything went very well. Very professional employees.
Joyce C.
Timely, efficient, friendly
Janice T.
Loved the office and staff. Very professional and friendly. Best experience since I was a teenager for someone who is scared of the dentist. I can't […]
Gale L.
Always friendly and quick and painless.
Beth H.
Highly qualified and concerned professionals. They provide the least invasive yet necessary service and make every effort to do so at as minimal cost […]
Roger B.
Great experience , great doctor , great assistants , kind courteous and caring team !!
Sam K.
Dr, Carlos and his Staff are great, i just got a root Canal, no pain at all, i was comfortable the complete visit.
Victor T.
Excelente and professional service with friendly personal treatment.
Orlando P.
Had to have 2 molars pulled. Was terrified....but it was not bad at all. Dr. Thuy Nguyen was awesome. Thanks
Jessica S.
Awesome Dentist, Technicians, and office staff, I would recommend to anyone!
Anonymous
Great dental office
Olga R.
great service, very accomidating
Anonymous
I love your professional Team---I'm very satisfied with the work---My mouth feels wonderful
Linda W.
My hygenist was wonderful. The first scaling i've had that did not hurt and no novicaine. Thank you.'
Toni M.
Everyone was great!! They are very caring, gentle and professional. I would recommend them to my family and friends.
James T.
Great service - they worked me into the schedule when I needed to make an unplanned appointment. Super nice and pleasant staff
James G.
They are very nice all the time They are nice all the time
Peter F.
Appointment was on time.Staff very friendly and very professional.I found myself a dentist after a long search after my previous dentist sold his […]
Anonymous
Very nice everyone was great
Kimberly G.
Love the staff!
Catherine D.
I had 2 fillings and a bridge under sedation dentistry. It was by far the most relaxing dental experience in my life.
Meredith D.
Thank you for the excellent service!
Jackie S.
Awesome! I always enjoy seeing the staff at Advanced Dental.
Judi M.
Muy complacida con la atencion recibida. Hasta el presente muy contenta. Gracias
Rosa B.
Dr Breton and staff were great- knowledgeable and caring. Think I found my new dentist!
Carl M.
The Staff is wonderful Terrific service I'm glad you accept my Insurance
Linda W.
Fast and friendly and thorough
Beth H.
Dr. Breton and his staff always treat me royally and provide outstanding treatment -- effective and painless in the most pleasant environment […]
Robert R.
Great experience and I enjoy coming here
Anonymous
Very professional service, Friendly personnel, and quick service.. I'll recommend Citrus Park II. Advance Dental care to a friend or family member..
Fernando C.
Great dental care
Carl M.
My appointment was great as usual - great staff; gentle and personable, virtually painless procedures and beautiful end results have always been my […]
Lori M.
Great staff, dr is very proffesional and charming
Marianela G.
Always a great experience. Dr. Breton and his team are always courteous and work together to provide a great experience for patients. Madio
Mario N.
Amazing experiance, im very happy with the office and doctor Nada is so good and pataint
Jasmin B.
Very competent cheerful team, great service as always
Carl M.
Everyone is very nice at this office, which makes it very comforable.
Patricia S.
So glad to find such a great dentist!!!
Patrice W.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 448-3957
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