5 Facts On How Dirty Our Mouth Is

Mar 2, 2022

Fact 1: A typical human mouth contains billions of bacteria, and if you haven’t brushed your teeth lately, you might have more bacteria in your mouth right now than there are people living on planet Earth!

Fact 2: Most of the bacteria in your mouth are part of a sticky film on your teeth known as plaque, which is the main cause of tooth decay. A single tooth can host 500 million bacteria!

Fact 3: More than 600 types of bacteria thrive in your oral cavity. A study published in the journal Microbiome found that one kiss on the lips can transfer 80 million germs!

Fact 4: Toilet seats have less germs than mouths! It is estimated that toilet seats have 3,200 bacteria per square inch, where as saliva has an estimated 100 million microbes of bacteria per mililitre with anywhere between 400 and 600 different species.

Fact 5: Your mouth encounters more germs than the rectal area!