Samantha is a Sloppy Brusher
Samantha is a Sloppy Brusher
Samantha, our hygienist at Seasons of Smiles, may be a sloppy brusher, but she’s a card-carrying member of the “cavity-free club”. How does she do it? From tooth brushing to flossing and more, Samantha is all business when it comes to her smile. Sure, there may be toothpaste flying, and she may make a complete mess when she brushes her teeth, but she uses some of the most effective oral hygiene techniques to make sure they are squeaky clean! Although Samantha is the sloppiest tooth brusher we have ever known, she has never had a cavity – not even one! Amazing, right?
Since Samantha has such success with her tooth brushing, she is now teaching the entire dental office how to brush their teeth. Even Dr. Norman Medina is taking notes on Samantha’s oral hygiene recommendations! Here are some tips we’ve learned from Samantha:
- Brush twice a day, for at least two minutes a day. Make no mistake about it, Samantha brushes her teeth twice a day, for a minimum of two minutes. She begins at the upper right molars, and then works in a clockwise direction. With her toothbrush at a 45-degree angle into the gum line, Samantha uses short, circular motions. She then makes her way to the front teeth, continuing with gentle, round strokes. Samantha also brushes behind her teeth, including the upper and lower incisors – areas that are often missed by most tooth brushers. She then brushes the top surfaces of her teeth. Finally, she cleans her tongue and the insides of her cheeks. Whew – no wonder she doesn’t have any cavities!
- Floss at least once every single day. Samantha takes her flossing very seriously, and we here at the office are taking notes. Samantha wraps a generous piece of floss around her middle fingers, then guides it with her thumbs and index fingers, with about one to two inches of length in between. She wraps the floss in a “C” shape around one tooth, and moves the floss up and down the length of the tooth, all the way into the gum line. Then, she repeats that process on the neighboring tooth – and she doesn’t stop until every tooth has been properly cleaned.
- Use mouthwash daily. After brushing and flossing, Samantha uses a non-alcohol, antibacterial mouthwash. This not only freshens her breath, but it helps keep harmful microbes at bay for optimal oral health. She swishes for about 30 seconds to one minute, twice a day.
No wonder Samantha is the “Picasso of Pearly Whites”! Although she makes a mess, she has no tooth decay, gum disease, or any other dental issues. Needless to say, Dr. Medina and his staff at Seasons of Smiles are always stocking up on cleaning supplies to wipe up after Samantha brushes her teeth.
Learn More about Proper Oral Hygiene from Samantha!
Although we do recommend all of the oral hygiene techniques that Samantha uses, we also recommend being neat about your tooth brushing! Are you interested in learning more from Samantha or talking with us? Contact Seasons of Smiles today online, or by dialing (207) 236-4740. And, wish us luck with Samantha. We enjoy watching her clean her teeth… but the sink? Well, not so much!
Do you want to learn how to brush like Samantha Quinn? Check out the YouTube video below.