Advanced Dental Care of Bradenton
109 44th Avenue East, Suite 200, Bradenton, FL 34203

Oral Hygiene in Bradenton, FL

Do you want to have healthy teeth and gums and protect yourself from dental problems? Then, you need to practice proper oral hygiene both at home and with regular visits to a dentist. You can find the guidance and treatment you need to keep your smile looking its best at our trusted dental practice.

Why Is it So Important to Practice Good Oral Hygiene?

You need to have good oral care practices to prevent dental decay and disease. Each day, bacteria and plaque stick to your teeth and gums. If they aren’t removed with a hygiene routine that includes thorough brushing, flossing, and professional dental treatment, they might develop into tooth decay, gum disease, and foul breath. The only way to reduce your risk of these dental dangers is through regular dental hygiene habits and visits to a dentist for cleanings and checkups. For more insights on the importance of proper oral care, call our office anytime today.

What Are Some Good Oral Hygiene Tips?

Dental experts talk about the importance of dental hygiene, but you may not know everything you need to do in order to properly take care of your teeth and gums. Follow these easy dental care steps to preserve your dental health:

  • Brush your teeth with a toothbrush with soft bristles
  • Choose a toothpaste that has fluoride
  • Brush every morning, evening, and after you finish eating meals and snacks
  • Floss at least once each day
  • Quit smoking
  • Avoid tobacco products
  • Limit sugary foods and beverages
  • See a dentist for dental cleanings and exams, about twice a year

By incorporating these practices into your care routine, you can defend yourself against bad breath, cavities, gum disease, and so much more.

What Can You Do to Maintain a Healthy Smile?

The way to protect your dental health is by following a proper dental hygiene routine. It should be based on home dental care, as well as regular visits to a dentist near you for teeth cleanings and examinations. You need this professional care to keep your smile free of decay and disease. To schedule an appointment, please call our dental office.

How Can You Teach Your Child About Dental Hygiene?

Just as you take your child to the doctor to keep their body healthy, they must also see a dentist to protect their teeth and gums. Many parents don’t realize that children must see a dentist for a complete evaluation by the time they are one. You need to continue these dentist visits at least twice yearly as the child matures. Is your child resistant to dental visits or home care? Our practice specializes in oral hygiene in Bradenton and we can provide you with advice and ideas on developing good oral hygiene habits with your child, such as giving rewards for good dentist visits and making brushing a family activity. Please call us for additional tips on instilling healthy hygiene.

Is There a Certain Hygiene Routine You Should Practice at Home?

Professional dental visits are essential for a healthy smile, but you also need to take care of your teeth at home. There are a few simple oral hygiene instructions you should follow to maintain your dental health between dentist appointments.
First of all, brush your teeth before you go to sleep, when you wake and after eating. In addition, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a fluoridated toothpaste. Floss between and around every tooth at least one time per day. For more guidance on taking care of your oral hygiene at home, simply call our dental practice and ask our helpful staff.

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Dr. Shapiro is a great dentist who has worked miracles in getting my mouth back in shape. Keisha has been terrific at keeping my teeth cleaned up and […]
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The treatment I get is always first class as are Keisha and the rest of the staff.
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My entire process went well. Everyone was very nice, caring, and helpful!
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Excellent experience for an extraction!
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Robert N.
I originally came for an additional opinion of my teeth; and was satisfied with this. I am in the process of getting 3 new front crowns. I have temp […]
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I haven't been to a dentist in 12 years because of my fear of dentists. The whole staff was very welcoming and made me feel at ease and less anxious. […]
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The people and the doctor were outstanding... as comfortable as I have ever been at a dentist.
John B.
very nice people. It was my first time there.
Joseph L.
Kisha always does and outstanding cleaning on my teeth. She's the very best !!!
Michael P.
Very good. Staff and doctor were very kind.
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I had a root canal in office and it was, by far, the best dental experience I've had. Painless, kind, thoughtful, helpful, and understanding, dentist […]
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Excellent care and my teeth feel and look great thanks to the team
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It was my first time at this office and I loved the people there!
Karen F.
Pleased with the care that I received and the professionalism and friendliness of the staff.
Cuc J.
I'm a 49 yo woman who decided to get braces. Chad was the one to put the brackets on yesterday. It was pretty much painless, just took a little […]
Sheleen O.
Very courteous and efficient.
Pat H.
Dr. Blackenberg and assistant have been great.
Robert H.
On time and very professional.
Stephen G.
Everything went perfectly well with my gum surgery. Taken in before my appointment and done in an hour with no problems. Care is great.
Robert N.
Everyone was very courteous and knowledgeable in their job positions. Dr. Galloway was very professional and answered all my questions related to my […]
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Richard L.
I was there to have a tooth pulled to prepare for braces. Dr. Blackenburg and his assistant were awesome! I didn't have any pain throughout the whole […]
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Dr. Shapiro and his staff are very knowledgeable and kind and more than willing to explain all prices and procedures in detail. I have heard many […]
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It is never pleasant going to the dentist but I could not pick one better
Anthony M.
Thank you! Very friendly staff.
Jessica B.
Dr. Blackenburg was wonderful, as well as his assistant.
Karen F.
Advanced Dental is like a family. I have been a patient since early 2000. Everyone is very capable and put you at ease.
Lynda M.
The office staff was nice. The hygienist was knowledgeable and gentle. Dr. Blackenburg was thorough, compassionate, and prompt.
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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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