Fun Facts you didn’t know about your mouth

Our mouth’s are quite amazing. Where would you be without it? How could you eat without your teeth? Talk or kiss without your lips?

In this month’s blog we look at some things you probably don’t know about your mouth, oral health, lips, teeth and gums.

A smile is an asset

ima196% of adults believe that an attractive smile makes women more appealing to men and men more appealing to women. If you improve your smile with crowns, veneers, dental implants or teeth straightening you will smile more often. Attractive teeth and good dental health translate into more self-confidence.

Your tongue is unique

Long or short your tongue is one of a kind. Your tongue’s imprint is as unique as your fingerprint and it could be possible to identify someone from the imprint of their tongue. Another unique fact about your tongue is that it is the only muscle in your body to be attached on just one end.

The more you smile the longer you’ll live

Smiling can help you to live longer. Every time you smile, your body produces greater amounts of antibodies giving your immunity a boost.

You cannot smell your own breath

ima2Bad breath is a real challenge because you cannot smell your own breath, even if you try by putting your hand over your mouth when you breath. When you talk, the air comes from the back of your mouth, where the stinky odour originates, but that is not so when you just breathe. If you really want to know whether you have bad breath, scrape your tongue and then smell the scraper or ask someone you trust to tell you the truth

The mouth is a window to your health

Your oral health can signal the presence of a number of conditions or diseases in other parts of your body, including heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. That is why it is important to have regular check-ups and take good care of your teeth and gums.

Want to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy for years to come, call College Dental Surgeries on 01622 752340 and book an appointment today.