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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.
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.
Steve Gschmeissner, a microscopy expert, took swabs from his cheek and tongue, placed them inside the microscope to capture the growth into 3D images.
The images reveal some of those bacteria that might be beneficial or rest might even cause tooth decay.
These bacteria grow on the pink buccal cells of the cheeks and tongue.
Some of these bacteria adhere firmly to pour gums, tongue and cheeks but not our teeth.