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What Parts of the mouth do people usually forget to clean?

Posted by: Dr. Sirakian     Categories: Uncategorized

While the old adage states “Brush only the ones you want to keep”, we definitely don’t condone that behavior. Not only do we recommend cleaning all your teeth, here are a few other areas of the mouth that are often overlooked.

Tongue – Like all other parts of the mouth, the tongue can accumulate debris and bacteria. While typical brushing can clean the tongue to some extent, if you really want to clean your tongue you may want to use a tongue scraper to really do it right.

Gums – One of the areas that is missed most during brushing is where the teeth meet the gums. It’s important to brush the area at a 45 degree angle to reach all the spaces properly. Be mindful not to brush too hard, as you don’t want to cause gum recession.

In between the teeth – Most people still don’t floss and as a result miss cleaning a large percentage of their tooth surface. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to floss regularly.

The back teeth – Researchers found that the top back teeth are the ones most likely to have plaque on them. Be sure to take your time with the back teeth, brushing and flossing to get the entire surface of the teeth.

Apr
27

4 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is a seemingly simple part of your daily routine. However, even if you’re a conscious brusher, doing any of the following things could be causing your teeth more harm than help. Multitasking While Brushing Are you one of those people who checks their emails or scrolls through social media while brushing? If […]

Apr
20

4 Common Oral Health Problems and How to Avoid Them!

Your smile is your best chance at making a great first impression. It’s the first thing people see, and it can be the key to opening a conversation, making a new friend, or even brightening someone’s day. So, if oral health issues are keeping your smile hidden, it’s time to do something about it! Here […]

Apr
13

If You Found Something Weird in Your Mouth, It Could Be This!

Human nature usually leads us to jump to conclusions. We get really nervous when we find a new lump, bump, or mole on our body, because we know it doesn’t belong and it wasn’t there before. However, if you’ve found a soft swelling in the mouth, it could simply be a mucocele, which is a […]

Mar
10

Can Kissing Be Good for Oral Health?

Kissing has its hazards and its helps, yet romantic implications aside, how is our oral health affected? First, the bad news: Kissing, like any physical interaction, can spread viruses or germs if one party is infected. If you have blisters such as cold sores, open cuts, bleeding gums, or any other open wounds in or […]

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