Most people like to keep their sex life private, but the exhibitionists amongst us will be thrilled to hear that when they go to the dentist they’re showing off.
Apparently, dentists can tell how much head you've been giving just by looking at the roof of your mouth.
Lots of dentists and dental assistants have weighed in on it at this point, but people started talking about the secret signs of sucking D on TikTok after @cianmcbrian posted about it, according to BuzzFeed.
They just filmed themselves looking horrified with the words, "JUST FOUND OUT THE DENTIST CAN FIND OUT WETHER [SIC] SOMEONE HAS GIVEN [BRAIN EMOJI] OR NOT IM SCREAMINGGGGG" over their head.
The TikTok went viral, probably because people were tagging everyone they knew in the dental industry in the comments. What I have learned from watching all the responses is that the upper palate of your mouth can bruise while servicing someone, if the action is rough enough.
It's not a permanent mark, so if you were having fun years or months ago, they won't see anything.
As registered dental hygienist @mandimaeee said in her stitch with the original, "To say that I'd be able to tell if you did it three years ago? No. But if you did it recently and you were a little bit aggressive about it ... Some individuals might have, um, bruising to the palate, if you know what I'm saying. Soooo yes, we can tell."
The bruising even has a name, according to dentist @dentite, or Dr. Huzefa Kapadia, who used a lollipop analogy to give people more perspective on how active they have to be in the bathroom to catch their dentist's perverted attention.
"Okay, here we go. Palatal petechiae. This is what it's called. If you like, let's say, sucking on a lollipop," he explained. "One or two here or there, not a big deal. But let's say you like to suck on multiple, multiple, multiple, multiple lollipops all the time — you got a problem."
"It's gonna cause palatal petechiae, which is seen right here," he said. "As you can see, bruising of the soft palate and irritation, right there."
Most of the dentists who have responded say that though they can tell, they don't tell anyone about it unless they suspect abuse or it's a very young person. That makes sense to me—a dentist probably wouldn't stay in business long if they blabbed about their patient's sex lives in the waiting room.