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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't panic with the number of bacterias in your mouth; they are there for a reason. Some of them prevent you from diseases.
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.
Well, you cannot smell your bad breath. Lousy breath originates in your mouth, but it only comes out when you talk.
Muscles in your body are attached to both the ends, but the tongue is an exception. It is connected to one end only.
When you're smiling, your stress level drops with tremendous speed, and that leads to increased number of cells in your immune system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!