You have been hearing this since you were a child that you should brush your teeth, at least twice a day and for two to three minutes every time. And use floss regularly. However, it is not only recommended to clean the surface of the mouth, such as the tongue, but you should also clean the insides of your cheeks.
That is because many harmful bacterias tend to reside inside our mouth. Hence, we must thoroughly clean your mouth to avoid dental problems such as tooth decay and gingivitis.
Why is it important to clean the cheeks’ insides because it is a good oral health practice? It ensures the cheeks’ insides are also clean, but you need to make sure you do not overdo it. Rubbing it for a longer time can damage the top layer of the cheeks’ inside and can lead to oral problems.
How Do You Clean The Insides Of The Cheeks?
Remember that the inside of your cheeks is not as strong and non-vulnerable as teeth. The best way to cleanse cheeks is to use mouthwash instead of a toothbrush. Mouthwash will also reach areas inside of bite marks and similar injuries. When patients must use a toothbrush to clean the cheeks’ inside, patients should use soft-bristled toothbrushes and gently brush the cheeks; being aggressive and scraping the insides of the cheeks will damage the area, possibly causing bleeding and other problems.
Why Do You Brush The Teeth And Not the Cheeks?
Many areas of the human body regenerate the exterior skin, and our cheeks are one of them. But, our teeth are not the same. The enamel on the teeth is its strength and its permanent. Once the enamel wears off, it can permanently damage your teeth. Hence cleaning of the cheeks is always good but up to a soft level. And you can also use different types of mouth washing liquids to ensure you clean the cheek’s inside.
If you are worried about your teeth and gums’ health, you can always reach out to us at Katy Cypress Oral Surgery / Dr. Millwala at 281-667-0607 and book a consultation.