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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How to Help Yourself Avoid Stained Teeth
... Some mouthwashes and toothpastes contain substances that can cause tooth staining...

Extend the Life of Your Dental Appliance With Proper Care
...Though it might seem natural to use toothpaste, you should avoid using it on your appliance...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Risk for Tooth Decay
... Do I use fluoride toothpaste...

3 Ways to Stop or Reduce Painful Tooth Sensitivity
...Be sure, then, to use toothpastes and other hygiene products that contain fluoride...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

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
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

Willie Wonka's Chocolate Factory Was Not So Sweet to Cast's Teeth!
...Brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss once a day...

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth
...After teeth appear, switch to daily brushing with just a smear of toothpaste...

3 Tips for Denture Care to Help Them Last and Keep Your Mouth Healthy
...In addition to taking your dentures out and rinsing them with water after eating, you should also brush them daily with dish detergent, antibacterial soap or denture cleaner — but not toothpaste, which is too abrasive...

The Details About Your Tooth Sensitivity Pain can tell you a Lot About the Cause
...Fluoride toothpaste has also been shown to reduce this kind of sensitivity...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Some conditions create severe physical, mental or behavioral impairments in children’s ability to brush and floss: for example, they may have a heightened gag reflex to toothpaste in their mouth or they may not be able to physically perform these tasks on their own...

Find out What Kind of Tooth Staining you Have Before Seeking a Solution
...You should also practice daily hygiene, including brushing with a toothpaste designed to diminish staining, and regular office cleaning and polishing...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors
...While you’re packing extra socks, granola and moleskin, be sure to include your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...Wiping them with a clean, wet cloth is sufficient in the beginning, but you should start daily brushing (with fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen young enamel) by their first birthday...

Professional Whitening Offers an Effective Way to Restore Your Smile's Luster
... On your supermarket or pharmacy oral hygiene aisle you’ll find dozens of products promising to restore that lost luster, including toothpastes, whitening kits or even chewing gum...

Don't Put Off Getting Treatment for Your Sensitive Teeth
... While you're being treated you can also gain some relief from ongoing sensitivity by using a toothpaste with potassium nitrate or similar products designed to desensitize the dentin...

The Tale of the Toothworm
...That means brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing them every day...

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