Like every other part of our body, the mouth is also very close to a lot of diseases. Whether sipping hot coffee that burns our taste buds to cancerous tumours, it is open to all. That is why we need to take care of our tongue just like any other organ, which is on the contrary as we hardly take care of it.So, it's importance to realise, we have prepared a list of 7 such facts you weren't aware of.
1) What a smile can do
According to a survey, females smile on an average 8 times per day which is more when compared to males, that is average 2 times per day. The width of your smile, according to plastic surgeons should be 1.6 times of the bottom of your nose and your lower teeth should not be visible.
2) Luscious Lips
There are only 3-5 layers of skin on your lips whereas your face has almost 16, so you can imagine how delicate they are. Also, your lips do not produce either of the two, oil and sweat. So, you need to keep continuously your lips well moisturised and hydrated.
3) Oral Herpes
If you take this as a joke, it's time to be serious. Oral herpes are extremely dangerous and painful form of disease your lips can ever have. To stay away from them avoid coming in contact with infected saliva, mucous membranes or skin.
4) Look at your Gums
How to know your gums are healthy or not? If your gums are pink in colour and are firm, you don't need to worry. Otherwise, a doctor is recommended.
5) The world of your Teeth
Your teeth have their own blood supplies and are pretty much independent and living on their own. If proper care is not taken, the pain that comes afterwards is unimaginable.
6) The Muscular Tongue
The tongue is probably the most interesting muscle of your body, and definitely the strongest. It has about 2,000 to 10,000 taste buds.
7) Saliva is an age detector
The saliva of your mouth can tell almost everything about you. It can reveal your age, not the exact figure, but a range of 5 years can be predicted.
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