Things Your Dentist Never Told You About Your Tongue

Posted on: March 19, 2013 | Blog

Most people don’t give the tongue much thought. There’s actually a lot more to the tongue than meets the eye! Not only is your tongue print as unique as your fingerprints, the structure and function of the tongue are are also pretty complex. It helps you swallow and digest food; speak properly; and it aids in keeping your teeth clean!

inside a human mouth

photo by Bradley Gordon

In addition, each person has about 10,000 taste buds and hundreds of kinds of bacteria in their mouth!

Now when you see your Las Vegas dentist, you can impress them with how much you know about this important organ. Keep your tongue, as well as the rest of your mouth, clean and contact BDG today for all your dentistry needs at 702.388.8888.