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.

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Patient Reviews
Very professional And no wait Love teeth cleaning
Luis H.
Thorough explanantion of my dental history. Not recommending rushing into any procedures without further review. Gave me time to think about my alternatives and what I might want to do. Also a […]
Mary A.
The best team ever. !!!!!!!
Sandy G.
This is a great experience, the staff as a whole is very welcoming and charming. My appointment started immediately on time and went very smoothly. My dental hygienist Beatriz is very knowledgeable, […]
Luis S.
I love the staff and the whole atmosphere. Love Leann office manager ..
Nidia S.
The lady who cleaned my teeth made me feel like family
Spencer A.
Excellent atmosphere and great customer service. Laughing all the way to the dentist…
Charletta C.
It’s a really nice and clean dentist, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Brittany cleaned my teeth and was super friendly and made sure I was comfortable. Definitely recommend this place.
Adela S.
Had a great experience at Advanced Dental Care of Citrus Park, doctor and staffs were very friendly and informative about my concerns.
Matthew B.
Very professional and friendly staff, specially the hygienist who made sure I was feeling comfortable and showed me better ways to keep my gums cleaned. I highly recommend this dental office. Thank […]
Ruben H.
the staff treated me like a valued patient. Very friendly, courteous, the hygienist was meticulous in cleaning my teeth and did it in a manner in which I was very comfortable. I will certainly be […]
David T.
The staff is amazing and wait time is minimal!
Robin W.
Just about perfect
Danielle S.
Great staff
Kimberly C.
Enjoyable visit. Loved that I could get a prophy on the same day as my initial exam.
Beth G.
Everyone in the office is nice and friendly. DDS always discuss the treatment and what is exactly going to happen.
Cindy F.
Great friendly staff easy to set up an appointment. I had Maria and she was wonderful very nice she took good care of me :)
Matthew B.
Staff and how they take care of you, just makes you to go back to dentist without any hesitation.
Katarzyna F.
Very satisfied with the doctor and staff that treated me
Devi V.
Such great staff! For the first time ever I actually enjoy going to the dentist! They do excellent work and always work with my busy schedule.
Danny O.
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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 448-3957
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