Many people think dentistry, and associate only the teeth with dental services. However, caring for your tongue and the rest of your mouth is also umbrellaed under our job! Here are some fast facts about your tongue:
- On average, women have shorter tongues than men do.
- There are eight muscles in the human tongue.
- The blue whale has largest tongues out of all animals.
- Each taste but is equipped to sense each of the five elements of taste perception.
- It is a myth that different areas of your tongue detect different tastes.
- Brushing it is an important step in and healthy oral routine.
- Tongue piercings can chip teeth and can be potentially dangerous to your airway, so it’s important to think twice before having this done.
- They can be used as a second fingerprint, as it is entirely unique from anyone else.
Looking for more facts about your tongue or ways to care for your oral health? Give us a call today at (602) 595-3600!