Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota
3920 Bee Ridge Road, Building E, Suite C, Sarasota, FL 34233

Oral Hygiene in Sarasota, FL

At times, it can seem like life can get in the way of giving your teeth the care and attention they need. At our dental office, we know that everyone would like to have healthy teeth and gums. However, not everyone is sure of how to get them. The good news is that there are some simple things you can do that are proven to deliver a healthier smile.

What Is Dental Hygiene?

The role of dental hygiene is to keep the teeth and gums clean from plaque and food particles. If plaque and tartar are left to accumulate on the teeth, they can lead to tooth decay and gingivitis. When you practice proper dental hygiene by brushing and flossing each day, combined with routine professional dental visits, you can ward off cavities and gum disease. Please call our dental office today to schedule an appointment.

Tips for Great Oral Hygiene

Bright teeth and fresh breath start at home. To get started with healthy teeth, try these oral hygiene tips.

  • Brush at least twice a day, ideally, after every meal
  • Floss between the teeth once a day
  • Stay away from sugary foods and drinks
  • Use a fluoridated toothpaste
  • Don’t chew or smoke tobacco

When you follow these tips for dental care and oral hygiene, you’ll lower your chances of experiencing tooth decay, halitosis and other oral-health issues.

How Do I Keep My Teeth Healthy?

The foundation of keeping teeth healthy is visiting a dentist and following their oral hygiene instructions at home. Additionally, for optimal oral hygiene and health, limit your consumption of sugary foods and beverages. Acidic beverages can also be damaging to your tooth’s enamel, so be careful about drinking too much citrus juice and soda. Make sure to keep your teeth protected from harm if you play sports by wearing a mouth guard.

Healthy Dental Practices for Kids

Some parents unintentionally overlook the importance of dental hygiene for kids. While it’s true that baby teeth will fall out, it’s still very important to spend time caring for them. Baby teeth are present in the mouth long enough to develop cavities, and they have thinner enamel than adult teeth, so any decay can quickly reach the tooth’s nerve and cause a painful toothache. Toothache pain can get in the way of proper sleep, nutrition and language development. It’s essential to help your child to follow a proper dental hygiene routine.

A Proper Oral Hygiene Routine That’s Easy to Follow

Plaque never takes a break from accumulating on your teeth. If you keep on top of removing it each and every day, you can stop it from damaging your tooth’s enamel. Visits to the dentist for professional cleanings remove the plaque buildup that’s difficult or impossible to reach at home. Preventing tooth decay and gum problems is vital if you want to hold on to your natural teeth for life. To make an appointment or learn more about good oral hygiene in Sarasota, give us a call.

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Like business operation. Front office staff excellent, friendly and professional. Missy is great dental hygienist, her opinions and advice greatly appreciated.
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Going to the dentist hasn’t been so fun, Jaime and July made this experience, one to remember. Thank you all for everything!
Jorge R.
Very pleased. Dental Hygienist Misty was so competent, patient, and informative. From what I have experienced so far, I would highly recommend this office.
Carolyn L.
All aspects of the appointment went perfect
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Had some tooth pain. Got a next day appt. Needed to replace an old filling. Resolved problem same day. Friendly, competent staff. Dr. Miller replacing Dr. Leavitt. Very good guy. Highly professional […]
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I just adore this wonderful group of people who provide a family atmosphere, individual focused attention to every concern, dental need, and so much more, “Their care is great and all the while, […]
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Wonderful people here – the receptionist, hygienist, the dental assistants, the dentist.
Marc E.
Great staff!!!! Everyone goes that extra mile to make my time there pleasant. There was a question about the amount of times I can have x-rays done in a 1 year period and my tech checked with the […]
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That team was so awesome. Gia went way out of her way to satisfying us as new patients. Made us over joyed with happiness.we will defiantly be back great team.
Ed C.
Respectful comprehensive care
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Friendly, competent staff.
Cheryl G.
Excellent office and Dr Miller is interested in patient and results. Expected a crown and he did a less expensive and better treatment
Steve B.
I love dr. Levitts he is an excellent dentist and I love all the team members I feel very comfortable there and myself and my family will continue to go there for our Dental Care
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The professionalism of Misty and Juli
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I have been going to Advanced Dental for the past 7 years. I am not a huge fan of the dentist but I will say that I have never had a bad expirence since going. The staff are super friendly and polite […]
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