Tongue Trivia

We talk a lot about teeth, but your tongue is just as important for many reasons. Here are just a few of the amazing facts about the tongue.

  1. It houses between 3,000 and 10,000 taste buds that allow us to perceive taste. These sensory cells renew themselves each week.
  2. It makes it possible for you to eat, talk and swallow daily plus it aids in digestion and mouth cleaning.
  3. Thanks to its extreme agility and flexibility, it can produce more than 90 words per minute.
  4. Its color can give your doctor or dentist clues about your overall health.

Remember, taking care of your tongue is just as important as your teeth. Be sure to brush it regularly and maintain regularly scheduled dental appointments so your dentist can check it for abnormalities or potential problems.