15 Facts About Mouth That You're About To Learn Will Make Your Jaw Drop

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15 Facts About Mouth That You're About To Learn Will Make Your Jaw Drop
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Have you ever googled facts about your mouth? Well, maybe not; that's why you're here. But before I start, let me share some interesting figures with you that'll be like a warm-up. So, did you know more than 1,45,000 people die each year because of mouth cancer? Ahh, wait, I just scared you. Well, that surely wasn't my motive. There's something I'd like to share. 

You may already know that teeth allow you to chew food, tongue helps you to move it, and liquid enzymes (saliva) released during the process help you swallow your food and thus begins the first step of digestion cycle. Well, they are nothing but some fundamental facts, and most of you may have already read about these in your junior school science book.

What I'm going to share with you is something fascinating, real and rarely known things about your mouth.

Have a look!

#1 A man's tongue is longer than that of a woman.

#1 A man's tongue is longer than that of a woman.

In general studies, it was found that men have longer tongues. The world record for the longest tongue is 3.7 inches which again is that of a man.

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#2 Uvula's major function is speech.

#2 Uvula's major function is speech.
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Though the function is majorly debated, most of the scientists and researchers claim that it's there to help us with speech. It also secretes saliva required for speech.

#3 A woman's tongue has more tastebuds than a man's tongue.

#3 A woman's tongue has more tastebuds than a man's tongue.
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Researchers at Yale University found that 35% of women in the world are 'super-tasters', while there are only 15% male who have super-taste bud.

#4 Saliva is must for tasting.

#4 Saliva is must for tasting.
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You need saliva to taste because it not only helps you in breaking down your food into a compound but also helps tastebuds in determining the taste. 

#5 Your tongue imprint is as unique as your finger print.

#5 Your tongue imprint is as unique as your finger print.

No two people's tongue will be same in the world. What's interesting to notice is that a person can be identified with their tongue print. However, there's hardly any instance where people leave their tongue print.

#6 Bacteria in your mouth are more than the world population.

#6 Bacteria in your mouth are more than the world population.
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Can't believe this? But it's true, and you can ask your dentist when you visit them next time. There are more than 20 billion microbes which reside inside your mouth.

#7 Good mouth bacteria prevents you from cavities.

#7 Good mouth bacteria prevents you from cavities.

Don't panic with the bacterium in your mouth; they are there for a reason. Some of them prevent you from diseases.

#8 And ever wondered what happens when you kiss a person?

#8 And ever wondered what happens when you kiss a person?
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It's a fact that when you kiss, you indeed exchange bacteria, 80 million to be precise. Bacteria in couple's mouth are more similar than two strangers.

#09 Do you smell your breath?

#09 Do you smell your breath?
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Well, you cannot smell your bad breath. Lousy breath originates in your mouth, but it only comes out when you talk.

#10 Tongue is the only muscle which is attached at one end only.

#10 Tongue is the only muscle which is attached at one end only.
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Muscles in your body are attached to both the ends, but the tongue is an exception. It is connected to one end only.

#11 Smiling boosts your immune system.

#11 Smiling boosts your immune system.
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When you're smiling, your stress level drops with tremendous speed, and that leads to increased number of cells in your immune system.

#12 Women's fertility can be judged just by looking at their lips.

#12 Women's fertility can be judged just by looking at their lips.
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Luscious lips are signs that women have a high level of Estrogen and men automatically feel attracted to those women. The more good mouths, the more fertile women.

#13 Poor oral health means poor physical health.

#13 Poor oral health means poor physical health.
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Unhealthy teeth and gums will cause poor blood circulation, and it triggers heart diseases and diabetes. If your tongue is yellow, then you're prone to fever and other infections. 

#14 Wisdom teeth were important to our ancestors.

#14 Wisdom teeth were important to our ancestors.
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Today, dentists may suggest you get your wisdom teeth removed, but it was a vital tool for our ancestors. It was used by them to eat more gamy food like nuts, meats, etc.

#15 Women's lips can reveal fertility.

#15 Women's lips can reveal fertility.
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Lips and fingertips are one of the most sensitive body parts because they tend to have high reception level. Though it also depends on individual's metabolism process.

So, how do you feel about kissing now?

So, how do you feel about kissing now?

Really?

WittyFeedians, did you find these facts interesting? Next time, flaunt this piece of information in front of your dentist, they'll be impressed.

That's all, folks!