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
Great flexibility is rescheduling my appointment. Great dental hygienist. Excellent explanation of my insurance coverage at the receptionist station.
Samuel T.
I like the people and the dentist. I feel I receive great care.
Patricia C.
Great customer service, all appointments were on time, professional, nice environment, and very attentive
Bryan G.
The staff and the doctor are great
Karin O.
Friendly staff and explained everything before they did anything.
Elizabeth A.
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.
Best dental care place in Florida dental assistants ms. Shi, ms. Jen and Ms.Whittney are the best.
Andrew W.
Outstanding customer service, from the time I walk in to time leaving.
Charles P.
Everyone was very nice and Dr. Dau took the time to answer all my questions.
Michael T.
Close to fifteen years now and never disappointed.
Luis M.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough.
Laura B.
This office is very fast and proficient, Dr. Nguyen was straight forward. The staff is very friendly! Broke my tooth on a Friday and had it put back together by Monday
Dro H.
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.
The front office staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. T Nguyen and Dr. Derakhshan are excellent. Kyle is a wonderful hygienist-competent, thorough and gentle.
Dorothy P.
Friendly staff, always helpful on recommendation on keeping my teeth healthy. Enjoyed my visite.
Saro E.
The staff was friendly, the office was clean, and I was promptly escorted to a room where my exams and cleaning were performed.
Ryan R.
Enjoyed my visit as always today. Kyle and all girls up front are always great…
Leando K.
Prompt service, Great staff. Well organized.
Gaspar J.
thorough exam and friendly staff
Michael C.
Excellent care, great customer service.
Melissa 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 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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