Vivian Medina, DDS

Dr. Vivian Medina is a graduate of Creighton University. After working as an associate for several years, she opened a private practice in 1993.

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3630 Madaca Ln.,
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 264-0286
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...At our office, you'll get the best modern dentistry has to offer! Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Use a Risk Management Approach for Dental Care Success
...Your regular office visits and cleanings are an opportunity for us to “get real” — for you to learn the unvarnished truth about your dental issues and the reasons why you need to consider some options regarding your oral health...

Iron Chef Cat Cora Discusses Her Positive Dental Implant Experience
...And while all these important roles require her daily attention, she makes oral health a top priority for herself and her family through diet, brushing, flossing and routine visits to the dentist...

TV Host Maria Menounos Puts Diabetes in the Spotlight
...And if you or someone you care about is suffering from this disease, it's important to be aware of the connection between diabetes and oral health...

How Dental Implants Saved Taylor Hicks' Smile
...In case you need a reminder, here are some facts about dental implants: They have the highest success rate of any tooth replacement procedure — above 95% They are the most durable type of replacement tooth — with proper care, they can last for the rest of your life They look and “feel” completely natural, and require no special maintenance They are the only tooth replacement system that essentially stops bone loss in the jaw (a natural consequence of tooth loss), helping to maintain good oral health Over the long term, they can offer the best value for your investment in dental care What makes dental implants work so well...

Get the Facts About Popular Artificial Sweeteners
... For both general and oral health, people have been looking to artificial alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease are much easier — and less expensive — to treat in the earliest stages...

Even Celebrities Like Jennifer Lawrence Aren't Immune From Bad Breath!
...These microorganisms can cause gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath — so keeping them in check is good for your overall oral health...

Oral Health Can Prove Challenging in Your Senior Years
...Indeed, oral health in your later years can be a major factor in your quality of life...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “The Age One Dental Visit” and “Dentistry & Oral Health for Children...

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Early Tooth Decay in Children
...Early tooth decay could affect your child's oral health for years to come...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Top 10 Oral Health Tips For Children” and “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Only a trained health care provider with the right dental tools can! And when you come in for a routine office visit, you'll also get a thorough checkup that can detect tooth decay, gum disease, and other threats to your oral health...

Use the Same Prevention Strategy to Defeat Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
... With diligent dental care and close attention to your oral health, you increase your chances of avoiding the full threat of these diseases...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...We would like to see every child get off to an equally good start! If you have questions about your child’s oral health, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

The 3 Top Causes for Tooth Sensitivity
...We’ll determine the cause and initiate the appropriate treatment to regain your oral health...

Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory Was Not So Sweet to Cast's Teeth!
...Is there any way to enjoy sweet treats and minimize the consequences to your oral health...

Why Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Couldn't Have Braces
... “I never had braces,” she recently told Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health magazine...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...While such damage immediately affects a child’s nutrition, speech development and self-esteem, it could also impact their future oral health...

How Big Bang Theory Actress Mayim Bialik Gets Her Kids to Floss
...” Yet when it comes to her family's oral health, she wants the same things we all want: good checkups and great-looking smiles...

The Top 3 Oral Problems in America - and What You Should Do About Them
... So, have you experienced symptoms for any these common oral health problems...

Baseball's Francisco Lindor Shines as "Mr. Smile"
...If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help...

In Today's NFL, Oral Hygiene Takes Center Stage
... Using a therapeutic mouthrinse, however, can actually enhance your oral health...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...But although difficult, it still deserves caregivers’ attention because of the dental disease’s potential long-term impact on oral health...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
As the host of America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC TV, Alfonso Ribeiro has witnessed plenty of unintentional physical comedy…or, as he puts it in an interview with Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health magazine, "When people do stuff and you're like, 'Dude, you just hurt yourself for no reason!'" So when he had his own dental dilemma, Alfonso was determined not to let it turn onto an "epic fail...

Don't Let Summer Heat Increase Your Risk of Dental Disease
... If you would like more information about the oral health benefits of saliva and how to protect it, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Have Your Child's Chronic Mouth Breathing Checked to Avoid Bite Problems
...If you would like more information on promoting oral health in your child, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...Here are 4 “holistic” oral health claims and why you should be wary of them...

4 Foods That May Help You Prevent Tooth Decay
...You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Nutrition & Oral Health...

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