Paid PostPosted on May 17, 201810 Reasons Your Mouth Is Basically A Hot, Gross MessFor starters, did you know brushing reaches only 25% of your mouth? Use LISTERINE® to clean nearly 100%!by LISTERINE®Brand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Ninety percent of bad breath comes from bacteria living on the tongue. Andreypopov / Getty Images So don't forget to clean your tongue next time you're brushing your teeth. 2. You will produce approximately 20,000 liters (5,283 gallons) of saliva in your lifetime. Mel-nik / Getty Images Probably more if you drool in your sleep. 3. It's pretty easy for an infectious pathogen to transfer to your mouth when you're simply handling everyday household items and then touching your lips. Phonlamaiphoto / Getty Images Everything you can physically touch is basically covered in disease. 4. Look around you. If you see 10 people, one of them might use their own hair to floss (7% of Americans do this, apparently). Peopleimages / Getty Images A pack of floss costs, like, what? $3, tops? 5. The average human produces 1–1.5 liters of mucus a day....most of which is swallowed. 4fr / Getty Images Technically, we are all booger eaters. 6. At any given time, 10–50 billion bacteria are in your mouth. Bet_noire / Getty Images That's about up to seven times Earth's population. NBD. 7. If you kiss your bae for 10 seconds, you're exchanging up to 80 million bacteria. Ljubaphoto / Getty Images That's why dental hygiene should be the real #RelationshipGoals. 8. When you flush the toilet, it can create an aerosol plume that shoots waste into the air up to 15 feet. In other words, move your toothbrush to the other room! Andrei-sitnikov / Getty Images Otherwise, you're basically doing this ^^. 9. Toothbrush holders get so gross that scientists have literally found a new kind of bacterium related to E. coli inside them. Nicolehofmann / Getty Images Maybe throw that bad boy in the dishwasher every now and again. 10. Oh, and those fancy covers could actually create germs, allowing them to settle in a damp, moist place. Ditch them! Vblinov / Getty Images Put it this way: Have you ever left damp clothes inside your car? Your mouth is basically designed to be disgusting, and brushing alone won't solve it. While your toothbrush only reaches 25%, LISTERINE® cleans nearly 100%. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF LISTERINE® Take this survey. It's almost like taking a quiz!