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

The Truth About Toothpaste

Toothpaste

Toothpaste is something we always use and never question. We know we need it, but don’t really know why. Well, there’s a lot of power in that little tube, so take a moment to squeeze out the truth and discover its dental care benefits. 

Toothpaste is an essential part of a good dental care routine because it helps remove the plaque that forms on teeth and gums. It also maintains the health and appearance of teeth, suppresses bad breath and delivers powerful ingredients that help prevent gum disease.

Today, toothpaste has evolved with our tastes and the times and is now available in pastes and gels, in various flavors, with stripes and sparkles, and in formulas for adults and children. Some are also fortified with special ingredients for whitening teeth, freshening breath, strengthening tooth enamel, protecting gums and treating tooth sensitivity.

While toothpaste comes in various forms, they all feature the plaque-fighting power of fluoride. Plaque builds up on our teeth and gums every day, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if not regularly removed. Fluoride has the power to remove that plaguing plaque while simultaneously strengthening tooth enamel, which are two of the best ways to protect yourself from major dental problems.

Toothpaste typically contains just a few key ingredients. In addition to the protective power of fluoride, toothpaste is mostly made of mild abrasives that remove plaque and surface stains, as well as surfactants which improve the cleaning power by creating a foam that carries away debris and helps dissolve plaque. Toothpaste also contains flavoring agents to enhance the taste, thickeners to stabilize the formula and anti-bacterial agents to freshen breath. Specialized varieties include powerful agents designed for specific dental issues, such as sensitivity, whitening or gum protection.

As you can see, toothpaste is more than just a topping for your toothbrush. It’s a plaque-fighting, decay-preventing, gum-protecting, breath-freshening, tooth-whitening, sensitivity-stopping powerhouse of dental care. With so many kinds from simple to specialized, ask an expert in family dentistry which type of toothpaste will suit your smile.

To find an experienced and affordable dentist, 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.

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Patient Reviews
Always great.
Bruce G.
Excellent Dentistry! Excellent Staff and the environment is clean....up to date equipment! Take personal care with clients/patients!
Barbara H.
Service was very pleasant.
Gary C.
Very nice people, very nice service.
Kevin S.
I hadn't been to the dentist in 10 years. The staff put me at ease and walked me through everything including what I needed to pay and what insurance […]
Jeffrey W.
I am always pleased with the Brandon-Advanced Dental office. They do awesome work, but more than that, that are friendly and gentle. They explain […]
Timothy R.
Excellent care & services
Barbara H.
EXTREMELY SATISFIED
Roy Y.
The doctors and staff provided excellent care as always.
Gerard B.
Kyle and Victoria i think his assistants name was were excellent as always.
Angela S.
Very professional with patient care and satisfaction paramount.
Jose C.
Great so happy I decided to go there. Dr Mike is the best
Nina C.
Great as usual
Anonymous
I went in for a second opinion on some dental work. The staff was great. I felt the dentist was honest and sincere about his opinion.
Corey G.
I love this place. Everyone is friendly. The wait time is perfect. Dentists are actually friendly and explain what's going on. Also... ITS CLEAN! […]
Giselle C.
Everyone was fantastic!!! Professional and clean environment, all who helped me were courteous and made a trip to the dentist an overall great […]
Richard M.
The last 2 visits were with Myra (hygienist) and she is always pleasant and provides excellent care of my teeth. She offers excellent recommendations […]
Lisa L.
Dr. Mike and Staff are Great!!!!
Edna B.
Mike is a great dentist and i followed him from Temple Terrace office to the Brandon. I'm in very little pain
Alex S.
Had an awesome experience!
Beverly L.
Very Polite and Professional Overview of problem explained in detail.
David V.
I had a very bad experience with my previous dentist so I was very nervous and apprehensive when arriving to Brandon Advanced Dental Care. Dr […]
Keisha M.
The visit went smooth and the filling was quick and painless even without a shot to deaden it.They listen to what you have to say.
Louis D.
Very impressed with the care and attention.
Donna S.
Everyone was very good to work with and make my experience more pleasant than I would have ever though.
Carol C.
This is a friendly and well run business. The doctors and assistants are very skilled and competent.
Mark S.
I had a very positive experience at Advanced Dental Care. Staff was very inviting and personable. I have no problem recommending them.
Delio D.
They are awesome...
Edna B.
Awesome care with quick delivery. From a bad tooth to a finished crown in less than 24 hours. Doctors assistant is an angel! She has been with this […]
Ronald B.
Another example of the gentle and pleasant demeanor of the the Dr. Visiting the dentist has never been considered an enjoyable experience, but this […]
Timothy R.
Great Dentists! Very friendly staff and clean office.
Angela N.
Extremely good.
Randall W.
I used to have anxiety attacks going to the dentist and right when I walked in I was greeted with a warm smile, after I was taken back for my appt. i […]
Leeann A.
Great staff, very professional!
Vanessa L.
Dr. Nguyen and her staff are awesome!
Angelet G.
Dr. Mike is the best! I highly recommend him and the entire staff.
Debbie M.
I am a new patient just made appointment with them they were very polite and professional. They set me up for an appointment without asking to many […]
Moises S.
Highly detailed professional and also courteous service.
Dharamdat J.
Everyone, from the receptionist on up, is extremely pleasant, professional and courteous. My Doctor, Rick, is extremely competent and friendly. […]
Robert B.
The experience was a very good and satisfying one.
Gemmel R.
Had an appt for another week out and the office was able to get me in sooner, do to a throbbing toothache. Dr Mike and his assistant Shi were […]
Michele M.
Excellent facility, staff, and results!
Erin B.
Very kind and helpful. I felt they understood my needs, concerns, and phobias;) and did an excellent job of educating me without being condescending. […]
Judy L.
I'm a new patient and feel like I've been going here for years. The staff is very kind and engaging. My first visit was 3 hrs but, didn't seem that […]
Rose S.
I am always very nervous at the dentist, but everyone here was super friendly and warm. They made me feel comfortable in every way. I will be a […]
Leeann A.
Always a pleasure!!
Brooke R.
The best ever. Everyone was awesome!!!!
David V.
As always the best! I've seen my hygienist and dr before this visit and they were wonderful as always. My assistant was fantastic as well.
Amanda C.
Everyone was pleasant. The office was clean. I was taken care of in a timely manner.
Carolyn S.
Dr. D is outstanding. He really knows his stuff and wants whats best for you. Not whats best to make the bill bigger. Very nice and as gentle as he […]
Robert W.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 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 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (813) 434-1734
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