Be honest—on those nights when you can’t keep your eyes open and all you want to do is crawl into bed, what part of your bedtime routine is first to go? For most people, it’s brushing their teeth. Even as family dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans know that everyone can get a little lazy about their oral hygiene from time to time, but it’s our goal at Wager Evans Dental to educate our patients about healthy dental hygiene habits. Read on to find out more about why those occasional slip-ups may be more detrimental to your dental health than you thought.
- Brushing only your teeth instead of brushing your entire mouth is a bad hygiene habit. Your teeth only account for about 5 percent of the surface area of your entire oral cavity, so it’s important to brush the front and back surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue, the insides of your cheeks, the roof of your mouth, the floor of your mouth, and your lips to maintain a clean—and hopefully plaque free—environment. Continue reading “Are Your Dental Habits on the “Worst” List?”