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These Terrifying Close-Up Images Will Never Let You Forget To Brush Your Teeth

Our daily act of scrubbing our teeth is a necessary habit but what if we skip the ritual of brushing our teeth or even neglect the proper way to clean that mouth? Proper brushing takes at least 2 minutes. Most of us do not come close to that time and skip the proper way to brush our teeth. These horrifying close-up pictures will reveal how your mouth gets toiled by the bacteria and why you should never neglect to scrub your teeth clean. 

These Terrifying Close-Up Images Will Never Let You Forget To Brush Your Teeth

These Terrifying Close-Up Images Will Never Let You Forget To Brush Your Teeth

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They may look like brooding sea anemones but they actually live in your mouth. 

They may look like brooding sea anemones but they actually live in your mouth. 

Using a scanning microscope, scientists have been able to capture images of the bacteria breeding in your mouth. Magnified up to 10 thousand times and highlighted using coloring, these microbes can be found growing inside your gums and cheeks. While most of these are harmless and even required for maintaining, the pH balance others are responsible for the plaque. 

Experts took swabs from his mouth and revealed the bacteria growing on the cells of his tongue and cheek. 

Experts took swabs from his mouth and revealed the bacteria growing on the cells of his tongue and cheek. 

Steve Gschmeissner, a microscopy expert, took swabs from his cheek and tongue, placed them inside the microscope to capture the growth into 3D images. 

Estimated 300 species of bacteria live in our mouth. 

Estimated 300 species of bacteria live in our mouth. 

The images reveal some of those bacteria that might be beneficial or rest might even cause tooth decay. 

Bacteria of several different species can be seen in the images. 

Bacteria of several different species can be seen in the images. 

These bacteria grow on the pink buccal cells of the cheeks and tongue. 

Bacteria like Lactobacillus are associated with dental cavities and Fusospirochete which causes gum diseases. 

Bacteria like Lactobacillus are associated with dental cavities and Fusospirochete which causes gum diseases. 

Some of these bacteria adhere firmly to pour gums, tongue and cheeks but not our teeth. 

By changing the colors of these images, it is possible to see different features like the pictures posted above. 

By changing the colors of these images, it is possible to see different features like the pictures posted above. 

Now that we know what these bacterias are capable of let's watch a video to know how to brush our teeth right!

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