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25 Fun Facts About Your Mouth You Probably Didn’t Know

  • Without saliva, we would not be able to taste anything.

  • The inside of your mouth contains as many bacteria as there are people on Earth.

  • Teeth start to form before you are even born but don’t come through until you are between 6 – 12 months old.

  • Children have 20 teeth while adults have 32.

  • Many diseases are linked to oral health including heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

  • Close your mouth while swimming because chlorine can wear down enamel.

  • Plaque is a residue that is made up of excess bacteria in the mouth.

  • The tongue is the only muscle in the human body that works without any support from the skeleton.

  • One third of your tooth is hidden underneath your gums.

  • Green tea contains antiseptic properties, which can help to keep your gums healthy.

  • There are approximately 10,000 taste buds in our mouth, of which most are located on the tongue.

  • No two people have the same set of teeth. A person’s teeth are as unique as their fingerprint.

  • We produce about 37,854 litres of saliva during our lives – enough to fill two swimming pools.

  • An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over the course of their lifetime

  • Smiling helps you live longer. Every time you smile, your body produces greater amounts of antibodies, giving you an immunity boost.

  • The enamel on the surfaces of your teeth is the hardest substance in your whole body.

  • We have four different types of teeth in our mouth: incisors, canine, premolars and molars.

  • Teeth, like your bones, are alive. They have their own blood supply and nerves. A tooth can die.

  • Relative to its size, the tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.

  • If you’re right handed, you tend to chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you favour chewing on your left side.

  • If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning approximately 40% of the surfaces of your teeth.

  • Surveys indicate that 50% of people say that someone’s smile is the first thing they notice.

  • A tooth that gets knocked out will begin to die within 15 minutes.

  • Humans have two sets of teeth in their lifetime, whereas sharks have 40.

  • Modern toothpaste has only been available for the past 100 years.

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