7 Dirty Things You Shouldn’t Put In Your Mouth
When I was younger, a dentist told me that I had an “oral fixation”. Now get your mind out of the gutter, and hear me out. I have super flat teeth due to the fact that I grind them in my sleep, and I used to chew on everything: pens, remotes, keys, phone antennas, straws, etc. I just always had to have something in my mouth. (Oh gosh, this sounds awful.) As the years went on, I realized that this was not only bad for my teeth but also really bad for my health. My fingers were dirty most of the time (I was a kid! How often did I really wash my hands?) and then I was sticking them in my mouth along with germ infested pens, remotes and other household objects.
Now if you don’t think I’m a freak and want to continue reading, I thank you! I swear I’m normal, but all this talk about my oral fixation past got me thinking: what else should never go in your mouth? I came up with a pretty good list, but it’s sad to say that some of these things still do make their way into my trap (and maybe yours?). You’ll probably want to brush your teeth or make a trip to the dentist after this post, folks.
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