It’s not a secret that good oral hygiene begins in the home with regular brushing and flossing, but did you know Spring cleaning at home is good for your mouth too? Cleaning and scrubbing your home reduces the same bacteria that contributes to cavities and gum disease.
Each day as one goes about their usual business in the home walking around, working in the kitchen, and using dishware, small particles left behind may become sources of infection. These bastions of bacteria may find themselves in your mouth when you eat something or go about your usual routines. Young children who are still experiencing the world by placing household things in their mouth are more susceptible to these potentially harmful oral bacteria.
With this in mind, it is important to keep a tidy home including scrubbing and thoroughly cleaning all areas. This is most important in the kitchen and in the bathroom, where the more humid environment is well suited for harmful bacteria to thrive. If you’ve been putting off cleaning out the cobwebs and dusting off the blinds, remember that it will not only help your home look better, but will keep you healthy as well.