Oral hygiene is not only important for the well-being of the teeth, it is also important for the well-being of a person. The mouth is the biggest and one of the most important gateways into our body; it allows in solids and liquids that are needed for the optimum performance of the organs of the body. Also, the mouth houses organs that influence the sound of our speech. Therefore, it is imperative that we take adequate care of this invaluable portal into the body.
The teeth is the most prominent member of our buccal cavity and they receive the most care and attention; however, a good oral hygiene should involve every organ or surface in the mouth. In other words, before you can say you practice good oral hygiene, you must have made it your habit to regularly clean your teeth, gums, and tongue.