Whether they’re primary or permanent, strong or weak, white or stained, teeth are an important aspect of life for infants, children, adolescents, and adults alike. For centuries, teeth were not viewed as a health priority, and oral hygiene regimens were less than great. In modern society, however, the effects of poor dental hygiene are well known, and is viewed as very unhealthy and undesirable by Tampa dentists, as well as the general public. Although it is possible to maintain a relatively good oral health regimen at home by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, it is very important to have a good dentist for guidance and help.

Gingivitis, tooth decay, sensitivity, demineralization, and other problems can occur in the mouth from daily function without proper oral health regimens. A good dentist can evaluate the current state of your teeth and gums, solve functional and physical problems with the teeth, help you learn positive dental hygiene habits, provide you with advice about products and cleaning methods to prevent or fight decay, remove built up plaque and tartar on your teeth, and perform dental procedures to keep your mouth healthy and strong. They can even provide you with supplementary fluoride to remineralize your teeth if they are weak or decayed.