Did you know that we produce up to 150 gallons of spit a year? Or that saliva is necessary for us to taste?
We use our mouth every single day to eat, drink, breathe and speak, but so many of us know so little about it. It turns out that our mouths are incredibly complex. There’s so much going on there and much of it is happening at blisteringly fast speeds. Without some of its basic functions, we simply wouldn’t be able to survive. Think about trying to eat a tasty steak if you didn’t have teeth!
The hope is that you walk away from reading this with a better appreciation for how complex your mouth can be. The better we understand our bodies, the more interested we are in taking care of them. Once you realize how important your mouth is and how complex it can be, hopefully, you’ll double down in that brushing and flossing!
Or maybe you’ll just have a cool fact to tell your friend. That works too!
An infographic by Oradyne.