Dental Hygiene: 3 Places You Might Not Be Cleaning

You might be brushing. You might be flossing, too. However, you might not be cleaning all of the areas of your smile that require attention if you want to keep your smile safe. So, what to do now that you already think you’re covering your bases in an effort to maintain your oral health? Well, take our dental hygiene highlights very seriously, of course, and implement any changes necessary. Easy enough!

Behind Back Teeth

Are you getting your brush all the way back there to clean behind back teeth? How about your dental floss? Do you reach way back there to do some serious cleaning? If not, you’re leaving this part of your smile open to decay and additional damage. Keep it clean. If you’re having trouble, ask for our help!

Your Tongue’s Surface

Your tongue needs a good cleaning every day, too, as part of your dental hygiene. It’s not a big deal, though, so if you haven’t been doing this, you’ll catch on in an instant. Run your toothbrush bristles gently from the back of your tongue toward the front of the tissue. Don’t like the way it feels? A “tongue scraper” (don’t worry, it’s very gentle) will work wonders, as well.

The Inner Surface Of Teeth

Your dental hygiene absolutely must include all of the surfaces of your teeth. When you brush, if you focus on the outer surfaces and the chewing surfaces but you forget about those that face your tongue, update your methods. These surfaces need a gentle scrubbing, too, to remain healthy.

Ask For Our Dental Hygiene Care Tips For Thorough Cleansing

Don’t forget that you need to clean all of the essential parts of your smile in order to enjoy effective dental hygiene. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.