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10 Facts You Didn't Know About Your Mouth

You know that your mouth is on your face, that one's a given. You also know that it's where you stick your food and swish your LISTERINE® Mouthwash, but we bet there’s lots about your face hole that you didn’t know! Well, until now.

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1. You can’t taste food if your mouth has no saliva.

Christmas w/a K / Via Flickr: christmaswithak

2. Taste is the weakest of all the five senses.

3. A taste bud lives for only 10 days.

4. Everyone’s tongue print is unique. They’re like fingerprints, but in your mouth.

5. Kissing your partner can get you over 250 colonies of bacteria in your mouth.

6. Coughs come out of your mouth at 60MPH.

7. Right-handed people tend to chew food on their right side.

8. Teeth are the hardest substance in your body.

Uli Herrmann / Via Flickr: uherrmann

9. Girls have more taste buds than guys.

10. Kissing as a sign of affection was first introduced in European colonial settlements.

In your mouth, bacteria forms in layers. LISTERINE® penetrates these layers deeper than other mouthwashes*, giving you a cleaner, healthier mouth.

*compared to CPC-containing mouthwashes