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High-Quality Oral Hygiene Services to help keep your teeth and gums healthy

As a patient at Gentle Dentistry in Tampa, Florida, you will receive the highest quality cosmetic and restorative dental care. You need a high-quality oral hygiene routine to maintain quality dental care. It is equally necessary to see our hygienist for regular professional dental cleanings. At Gentle Dentistry, our hygienist will address your home care needs to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. We want our patients to have the information and knowledge they need to maintain their oral health over time and enjoy beautiful smiles for a lifetime!

For our patients who have or plan to have cosmetic or restorative dental treatment, our hygienist uses a specialized polishing agent on your porcelain veneers to ensure your veneers remain as shiny and new as they were on the day they were bonded into place.

Not only are regular dental check-ups and cleanings required to maintain the warranty on your cosmetic and restorative dental treatment, but they are also equally important in preventing gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Bleeding gums are quite common, as are incidents of early gum disease. Approximately one in every two adults suffers from mild gum disease, known as gingivitis. While we all want to keep our teeth and gums healthy, gums are prone to infections without proper oral care. If gingivitis persists, it can progress to periodontitis, a chronic disease of the supporting tissues of your teeth. Due to the link between one’s oral health and systemic health, prevention is key! With periodontitis, oral hygiene (and GOOD oral hygiene) is the cure!

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Our team at Gentle Dentistry is excited to offer a wide range of services, including oral hygiene appointments with examinations and thorough dental cleanings. Call our office today to book a consultation visit and initial evaluation to discuss your oral hygiene needs. We are conveniently located at 3500 East Fletcher Avenue, Suite #221, in Tampa, FL, and can be reached for an appointment at (813) 734-7102. We are dedicated to helping new and current patients with their smiles, achieving excellent oral health, and maintaining it for a lifetime!

Gum Disease

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The 3 stages of gum disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Gingivitis is caused by toxins irritating the gum line as a result of plaque buildup. Signs and symptoms of gingivitis includes swelling, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Gingivitis can be easily reversed through professional care and good home oral hygiene. Periodontitis is categorized by irreversible bone loss that results from untreated gingivitis. The gums may begin to form a pocket below the gum line which traps food and plaque. Dental treatment and home care can help prevent from further damage, but at this stage, the results are not reversible. Advanced periodontitis is when the fibers and bones supporting the teeth destroyed. This may cause teeth to shift or loosen. Teeth may have to be removed depending on how advanced the disease has become and if treatments are not effective. You can begin by preventing gum disease with good oral health. Pick up a brochure or ask your dentist today.

Dr. Loc Tong, D.D.S.

Dr. Tong

Angela Rasmussen, D.D.S.

Dr. Rasmussen

Dr. Loc Tong and Dr. Angela Rasmussen are the two experienced dentists at Gentle Dentistry, serving the communities of Tampa, FL.

Loc Tong, DDS, the practice owner, obtained his Bachelors of Science in Biology from Nova Southeastern University, his Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences from Barry University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC.

Dr. Tong is proficient in all facets of general dentistry and is particularly interested in implant and cosmetic dentistry. He is an active member of professional organizations, like the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Florida Dental Association. He is committed to serving underserved communities globally.

Angela Rasmussen, DDS, is an alumnus of Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY, and State University of New York, Buffalo. She completed a General Practice Residency and was Chief Resident at University Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her Fellowship at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Rasmussen is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, AGD, Academy of Osseointegration, Florida Dental Association, West Coast Dental Association, and Hillsborough County Dental Association. She is dedicated to continuous education and has received many industry honors.
Dental insurance plans

At Gentle Dentistry, we believe that insurance plans and financial concerns should not prevent anyone from receiving quality, proactive dental care. Our In-House Dental Savings Plan is designed to help our patients receive the consistent, high quality dental care they need to maintain optimal oral and overall health at an affordable price. Individual annual membership plans start at $349, and cost-effective family plans can be customized to meet the needs of everyone in the family. Each membership plan includes free treatments, special discounts, cosmetic treatments, and much more.

Sign up for our Dental Savings Plan to start enjoying incredible benefits at Gentle Dentistry right away.

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