Dental Hygienist Teeth Cleaning Smart Smile Dentistry, Gainesville, FL

Basic oral hygiene instructions.

Good oral hygiene requires teamwork between you and your Gainesville, Florida general dentist. On our end, we will see you twice a year to remove surface stains and tartar from your teeth and give you a good foundation with which to work. You play your part by following our oral hygiene instructions to prevent plaque and bacteria from wreaking havoc on your oral health. At Smart Smile Dentistry, patient education is a priority, and we will take all the time necessary to offer oral hygiene instructions at your next appointment.

Basic teeth flossing instructions.

Flossing is a key component of keeping your gums healthy and free of inflammation, and you should do it at least once daily to remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth. Take about 18 inches of floss and wrap the ends around your middle fingers, leaving a couple of inches in between. Using your index fingers, gently guide the floss between the teeth and all the way down to the gumline, carefully scraping the edge of each tooth. Switch to a new section of floss when you move on to the next tooth.

Basic teeth brushing instructions.

You should brush a minimum of twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association. Holding your soft-bristled toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, clean all tooth surfaces with small, circular strokes, paying careful attention to the gumline area where plaque frequently collects. Also, don’t forget to brush your tongue, which harbors bacteria and is often the source of halitosis. Your dentist at Smart Smile Dentistry in Gainesville, FL may also recommend that you finish off your oral hygiene regimen with an anti-plaque or anti-cavity mouth rinse.

Contact Smart Smile Dentistry.

Smart Smile Dentistry can help you with your total oral hygiene. Contact our dentist, Dr. Samant DDS at Smart Smile Dentistry and in our Gainesville location today at (352) 376-5120 to schedule your appointment.


Smart Smile Dentistry | 4404 NW 36 Ave | Gainesville, FL 32606 | (352) 376-5120 – Map

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Caught Dr.Samant off guard showing off her dance moves before a big prep! 😂🦷😆

Caught Dr.Samant off guard showing off her dance moves before a big prep! 😂🦷😆

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We now have in stock IO toothbrush refill heads for $15 a piece! @smartsmiledentistry #oralb #iotoothbrush

We now have in stock IO toothbrush refill heads for $15 a piece! @smartsmiledentistry #oralb #iotoothbrush

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Our VIP patient paid a visit to us today 😆🦷👍🏻 check out his band, we love the name! Almost named it SAMANT 😆#savantsofsoul @savantsofsoul

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Veneers by Dr.Paivi Samant only at Smart Smile Dentistry🦷

Veneers by Dr.Paivi Samant only at Smart Smile Dentistry🦷

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Let’s go gators!! #ourfriday #smartsmiledentistry #gainesville

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The Smart Smile Team last Saturday fighting hunger! 😁❤️
The Smart Smile Team last Saturday fighting hunger! 😁❤️
The Smart Smile Team last Saturday fighting hunger! 😁❤️
The Smart Smile Team last Saturday fighting hunger! 😁❤️

The Smart Smile Team last Saturday fighting hunger! 😁❤️

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Veneers by Dr.Samant on the front two teeth, replaced old crowns. #veneers #porcelainveneers

Veneers by Dr.Samant on the front two teeth, replaced old crowns. #veneers #porcelainveneers

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Awesome surprise from Pappas & Tapley Orthodontics! 😍
Be cool this summer! 🌴🌞
Awesome surprise from Pappas & Tapley Orthodontics! 😍
Be cool this summer! 🌴🌞
Awesome surprise from Pappas & Tapley Orthodontics! 😍

Be cool this summer! 🌴🌞
Awesome surprise from Pappas & Tapley Orthodontics! 😍

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Schedule your consultation today for your own smile assessment!

Schedule your consultation today for your own smile assessment!

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Nomnom!😋 what a joyful 4th of July surprise! We definitely enjoyed this! Thank you Dr.Martin & Staff!
Nomnom!😋 what a joyful 4th of July surprise! We definitely enjoyed this! Thank you Dr.Martin & Staff!

Nomnom!😋 what a joyful 4th of July surprise! We definitely enjoyed this! Thank you Dr.Martin & Staff!

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