Advanced Dental Care of Brandon
625 Medical Care Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

Brush Up On the Facts About Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists are the unsung heroes of dental care. Working with your dentist in Brandon, these dental professionals specialize in teeth cleaning, but they really do so much more to protect you from and prevent dental health problems.

Dental hygienists make prevention a priority, so besides teeth cleaning, they give thorough examinations to detect signs of dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. They often take X-rays to check for concerns with the jaw and teeth at the deepest levels.

Since teeth cleaning is their specialty, dental hygienists focus on removing plaque and tartar from every crevice of the teeth and gums. They also carefully polish teeth to remove stains and restore the enamel’s natural luster.

Another prime part of the role of a dental hygienist is education. Dental hygienists provide information and insight on proper dental care practices. They help you develop and maintain good dental health habits in a variety of ways, from recommending the right dental tools to warning you about the foods and drinks that cause dental damage.

It takes a special kind of person to be a dental hygienist. It takes compassion to be sensitive to the fear or discomfort experienced by some when they visit the dentist. It takes attention to detail and manual dexterity to perform the procedures in diagnosis and treatment. It takes stamina to spend hours leaning over many patients, and it takes strong interpersonal skills to relate and communicate with patients and co-workers.

In addition to having special traits, a dental hygienist needs special training. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed but the requirements vary by state. Private dental practices demand a minimum of an associate’s degree or certificate in dental hygiene. Yet a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree is typically needed for teaching, research, or clinical practice in public health programs.

The future looks bright for dental hygienists. In fact, the dental hygienist career field is expected to grow by 38 percent between 2010 and 2020. This is much faster than the average for all occupations for a variety of reasons. First, ongoing research linking oral health with general wellness will increase the need for the preventative care that a dental hygienist provides. Demand will also be driven by new technologies for diagnosing oral health problems, as well as the aging baby boomer population whose desire to keep more of their original teeth than previous generations will require preventative maintenance and treatment.

Once you realize the role and responsibilities of a dental hygienist, you can appreciate all they do to keep you smiling.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Brandon, call Advanced Dental Care of Brandon today at (813) 434-1734 or make an appointment.

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

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Kyle, one of the hygienists, did a great job today. He explained all along what he was doing, made me feel at ease and had a very pleasant manner.
Elizabeth T.
Everyone was very nice and Dr. Dau took the time to answer all my questions.
Michael T.
I like the people and the dentist. I feel I receive great care.
Patricia C.
i hate going to the dentist. But Dentist and assistance made me feel comfortable and made sure there was nothing to worry about.
Latunji A.
Great staff and the doctors that have worked on me are all amazing and caring and truly helped me feel comfortable from start to finish
Tom M.
Everyone here is so friendly! My dental assistant was funny and Doctor Nguyen made me feel calm when I was so nervous about getting the numbing shots (I barely even felt them). I would definitely […]
Talicia S.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough.
Laura B.
Scarlet is awesome. Great patient care. I really don’t like my teeth cleaned, but she makes it the best it can be.
Scott S.
Great front office staff/customer service, appointments run on time, great service all around
Amanda W.
Timely, knowledgeable care
Cynthia D.
Scarlett is great!
Steven M.
This was my first visit and I loved how friendly everyone was. From the front desk all the way to the back and back again to checkout. I was seen promptly for my appointment and everything was […]
Nachelle T.
I was very impressed with the overall experience. My hygienist was very thorough with my cleaning.
Mark C.
Always pleased with my experience at Advanced Dental. I have been going there for years and couldn’t be happier with their service.
Beth G.
Friendly and helpful staff. Honest and up front. Work with patients. Don’t leave waiting an hour after appt. Keep to schedule.
Logan A.
The off ice staff was very attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable! The office hours are very convenient and my husband and I received dental work on our first visit….. totally awesome!
Lisa W.
Every staff memeber that I spoke with was very pleasant to deal with.
Tricia J.
Everyone is great!
Sheila T.
Great dental service trustworthy people
Beth G.
Everyone in this office was very nice, Dr. Mike was awesome!!
Sherry G.
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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 - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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