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

A Guide to Brushing Your Teeth

dca-blog_basic-dental-care-blue-man

Brushing your teeth is an indispensable part of good dental care. For healthy teeth and gums, you should brush a minimum of two times each day. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits the shape and size of your mouth comfortably. A brush that is too large or small may not reach all parts of your mouth. When your toothbrush is three or four months old, replace it with a new one. Old, frayed bristles won’t clean your teeth well. For the best results, dentists recommend that you use toothpaste that has earned the American Dental Association’s (ADA) approval.

The Correct Way to Brush Your Teeth

  1. Position your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.
  2. Move your brush back and forth gently, using short tooth-wide or circular strokes.
  3. Tilt your toothbrush and use up-and-down strokes to clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth.
  4. Brush every tooth surface, including the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces.
  5. To keep your breath smelling fresh and eliminate bacteria, brush the surface of your tongue.

Dental Care Goes Beyond Just Brushing

Brushing is important, but it’s not enough to ensure optimal dental health. Dentists say that you should include the following measures in your dental care routine:

  • To remove plaque and bacteria your toothbrush can’t reach, clean between your teeth and under the gum line every day using dental floss or an interdental cleaner.
  • If possible, brush immediately after eating starchy or sugary snacks.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit snacks between meals.

Schedule Regular Dentist Appointments

If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, find an affordable dentist in Citrus Park and schedule one. Dentists can identify any early problems before they become serious, and recommend products and procedures that can help you protect your smile. You should also schedule professional cleanings with your dental hygienist at least once a year.

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
On time very accomadating. Friendly staff!
Savannah B.
Great service
Tony S.
Good job Maria on the tooth temps and fixing of a broken tooth along with some deep deep cleaning.
Travis M.
This visit was a great experience.
Marco F.
All the staff amd doctor were So nice and very caring
Mary A.
Awesome care and attention to details! The staff are genuinely caring..Brittany was awesome to work with…all anxieties associated with going to the dentist were none existant! Would absolutely […]
Slime Q.
Walking into a dentist is never fun especially under an emergent situation. However the staff was very polite and encouraging. The dentist and assistant were professional while making sure I was at […]
Jimmy E.
Staff and doctor are all great! Very personable, Dr. took his time with me and made sure he explained everything he was doing to myself and tech.
Jenny B.
I absolutely love this office!!! The staff the Doctor and the office manager Leann are outstanding!! They really take care of their patients.. I have never had a bad experience there. Been going […]
Nidia S.
Competent staff who are very warm and caring.
Jessica S.
The staff was amazing, great place to go. they took time on the cleaning, not rushed which is the most important to get good outcomes.
Valentina P.
Always friendly. Very professional . And most importantly clean office. Beatrice is excellent.
Lucinda O.
I love the staff and the whole atmosphere. Love Leann office manager ..
Nidia S.
The service was excellent, all the people were very nice!! I felt great!!!
Olga C.
I am always in and out of the office so quickly.
Kimberly K.
Great people, great service and great location.
Charletta C.
Great staff, always helpful, understanding, friendly and accommodating. Best dentist office in the area!
Yuliya T.
Best hygienist around and the dentist has a lot of experience and knowledge. Office staff is top notch also.
Mike D.
The compassion and attention you get from the staff, the friendliness and service, like no other. I would highly recommend to family and friends and colleagues.
Sandra B.
They helped me with a problem the day that I called
Barbara G.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

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.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (813) 448-3957
Our Location