Ways of Changing Your Hygiene Routine to Better Clean Your Whole Mouth
Posted on 3/20/2020 by Office
Taking care of your mouth is not only important for your teeth but also your body. When bacteria build up in your mouth, it can cause tooth decay and gum disease.
It may even affect other parts of your body. You may be proud you adhere to a strict dental care routine. However, it's possible you're still leaving your mouth unclean.
When people do their dental care routine, they may be leaving out important steps. While your teeth and gums may get cleaned when you brush and floss, you could be missing other parts of your mouth. People often forget to brush the roof of their mouth, their cheeks, and even the tongue.
The Importance of Brushing Things Other than Your Teeth
The bacteria in our mouth are continually growing. Most people think that these bacteria only grow on their teeth and around the gums. However, this isn't the case. Bacteria in our mouth can spread throughout our mouths. The roof of your mouth, inner cheeks, and tongue have bacteria on them too. Brushing these areas will mean you have a cleaner mouth. It may even help clear up any morning breath when you wake up. It's important to clean these areas because the bacteria from them can spread to your teeth.
Besides having a cleaner mouth, brushing these areas will ensure you don't have as many dental problems. Because bacteria from these areas is less likely to spread if you brush them, it can't get to your teeth. Taking the extra time to brush these areas could save you a few visits to our office. Part of cleaning your mouth is getting dental cleanings. If you're overdue on a dental cleaning, please call us. We can help you set up an appointment and get your mouth clean.