Facts About the Mouth and Tongue

While sleeping, one main in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.

In a mouth, a fingernail grows and eighth of an inch.

People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose.

It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.

Tongue Fact

Your tongue has 3000 taste buds.

85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.

Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.

There are approximately 9000 taste buds on the tongue.