It is a widely acknowledged fact that taking good care of our mouth is essential. This isn’t merely for us to have a nice smile, but the beauty and cleanliness of our teeth has many undisputed benefits. Correct oral hygiene is important for your overall health and well-being.

Here are 3 fun facts to do with oral health. Some of them might really surprise you.

  1. Brushing your teeth might sometimes seem like such a chore. Twice a day, every day, even when you’re super tired. Yet still, you know you must do it because the dentist said so, and all the oral health programs repeatedly ingrain it into you. During all of your lifetime, giving an estimate of 85 years per person and 2 minutes per day of brushing, one would brush their teeth for merely 76 days.
  2. Bones might appear to be the strongest part of our bodies. It isn’t so, however. The enamel, the white substance that covers and protects your teeth, is much stronger than bone. It was meant to last a lifetime. By brushing and flossing, you give it a better chance at lasting your lifetime and remaining the strongest component of your body.
  3. How many people do you know that clean their tongues? It isn’t widely known for some reason, but cleaning your tongue is as important as brushing your teeth. All dentists will agree brushing the tongue is a must for good oral hygiene. As you go about caring for your teeth, give this free-floating muscle good care too. If you do not, you could be opening up your mouth to bacteria growth and infection.

Understanding good components of oral health is imperative to remaining healthy and happy. If it’s the time of year for your comprehensive oral cleaning, contact Edie Orobitg, DMD in Leesburg at 352-787-5919 to schedule your comprehensive oral exam.