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  • Dentist Office Donates Food to Animals In Need

    Dentist Office Donates Food to Animals In Need

    The next time you go to a dentist, you could be helping a sheltered animal receive dinner. The Dental Boutique in Westchase is donating food to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay every time they receive a new patient. Dr. Andrew Vallo has had a soft spot for animals in shelters ever since adopting his own dog from a shelter in Ohio. “When we first adopted our dog Sampson he was very underweight and malnourished, he was missing patches of hair,” said Vallo. Vallo made a pledge, once he opened his own practice, he would find a way to give back. “When we went to that shelter obviously Sampson wasn’t the only dog and as much as my fiancé would have loved to take ....

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  • A Local Dentist Is Putting His Pet Passion Where His Mouth Is

    A Local Dentist Is Putting His Pet Passion Where His Mouth Is

    Dr. Andrew Vallo D.D.S. is a Tampa Bay Dentist. He is also an animal lover. An experience a few years back with his own dog struck a chord. The dog had been surrendered twice at a young age before this dentist came to his rescue at a shelter. The dentist never forgot those images of that malnourished dog & was happy to nurse that dog, named Samson, back to health. He’s now a happy 5 year old strong pup. Dr. Vallo never forgot the situation and always wanted to do more. Now Dr. Vallo is teaming up with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay by donating an entire month’s supply of food for one pet per new patient at his practice, The Dental Boutique Westchase. The food will go a ....

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  • Dr. Andrew Vallo is featured on CBS News!

    Dr. Andrew Vallo is featured on CBS News!

    Dr. Andrew Vallo’s experience adopting his dog Samson had such an impact on him, he decided to help other dogs in need of a home. For every new patient who visits The Dental Boutique in Westchase, he is donating an entire month’s supply of food to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. He joined GDL to explain why he is so excited about this new partnership. Continue Reading – Click Here ....

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  • Dentist Office Donates Food to Animals In Need Every Time They Receive A New Patient

    Dentist Office Donates Food to Animals In Need Every Time They Receive A New Patient

    Westchase, Florida — The next time you go to the dentist, you can help the protected animals have a supper. Westchase’s Dental Boutique donates food to the Humane Society in Tampa Bay every time it accepts a new patient. Dr. Andrew Vallo has been vulnerable to animals in shelters since he hired his dog from a shelter in Ohio. “When we first adopted the dog Sampson, he was very low weight and malnourished. He lacked hair,” Valo said. Valo has made a pledge, and as he begins his own practice, he will find a way to give back. Continue Reading… ....

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  • Dr. Andrew Vallo is featured on ABC News!

    Dr. Andrew Vallo is featured on ABC News!

    WESTCHASE, Fla. — The next time you go to a dentist, you could be helping a sheltered animal receive dinner. The Dental Boutique in Westchase is donating food to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay every time they receive a new patient. Dr. Andrew Vallo has had a soft spot for animals in shelters ever since adopting his own dog from a shelter in Ohio. “When we first adopted our dog Sampson he was very underweight and malnourished, he was missing patches of hair,” said Vallo. Vallo made a pledge, once he opened his own practice, he would find a way to give back. Continue Reading – Click Here ....

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  • Dr. Andrew Vallo is a radio guest on the AM Tampa Bay Morning Show! (970 WFLA)

    Dr. Andrew Vallo is a radio guest on the AM Tampa Bay Morning Show! (970 WFLA)

    On February 12th, Tampa residents got to wake up with Dr. Vallo as he discussed his mission to redefine the dental experience as well as his No Hungry Pets program! The morning show hosts were interested to hear why Dr. Vallo decided to start a brand new office, and what would make this office different from others. There were a number of laughs throughout the interview, particularly when Dr. Vallo was asked “What will your office smell like?” The interview became more serious as the discussion turned to the partnership between The Dental Boutique Westchase and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. The dental office and the humane society are joining forces to help combat pet ....

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  • Selecting A Mouthwash

    Selecting A Mouthwash

    Maintaining optimal dental hygiene is centered around daily brushing and flossing as well as attending routine examinations throughout the year. But what about mouthwashes? A mouthwash, or oral rinse, is a liquid product used to rinse and clean your mouth, gums, and teeth. These products typically contain antiseptics to kill harmful bacteria that can live in your mouth, between your teeth, and on your tongue. Adding a mouthwash to your oral care routine can help not only to freshen your breath but also improve the health of your mouth. There are various mouthwashes out on the market so it is important to educate yourself to determine which is right for you and your oral care routine. WHY ....

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  • Hydroxyapatite

    Hydroxyapatite

    When you think of toothpaste, what comes to mind? Do you pick toothpaste targeted towards tooth sensitivity? Whitening? How about flavors? Do you prefer spearmint, cool mint, or maybe cinnamon? For many, one key ingredient they look for when buying a new toothpaste is fluoride to help strengthen their teeth’s enamel and prevent cavities. Though fluoride has been the golden standard for protecting your teeth, it isn’t the only way to protect your dental health. We’d like to take a moment to tell our patients about the ever-growing prevalence of hydroxyapatite and the important role it can play in protecting, strengthening, and whitening your teeth. WHAT IS HYDROXYAPATITE? ....

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  • Halloween and Your Teeth

    Halloween and Your Teeth

    It’s a great time of year––the holidays are coming up, everything’s getting more festive, and the food is delicious! Those are all great things, but it is important to always take your health into consideration, while still enjoying yourself. October is a month notorious for its sweet treats; candy, caramel apples, and goodies galore! Even enjoying these treats in moderation can have a significant impact on your dental health. We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, but why exactly? This blog will delve more significantly into this topic and clarify the ways in which our habits affect all aspects of our health. SUGAR AND TOOTH DECAY Plaque bacteria rest on ....

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  • What are Canker Sores?

    What are Canker Sores?

    Canker sores , also known as aphthous ulcers, are small, open wounds found inside your mouth. They can appear on any of the soft tissues of your mouth including the tongue, roof of your mouth, inside of your cheeks, and even along the gum line. Canker sores can be painful and can make eating, drinking, and talking uncomfortable at times. Fortunately, most canker sores disappear on their own without treatment and are not contagious. TYPES There are three general types of canker sores: Minor canker sores – Minor canker sores are the most common type of canker sores. They are small, often oval-shaped lesions with a red border. They are typically less than 1 centimeter in diameter and ....

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