7 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know About Your Tongue

7 Facts you didn´t know about your tongue

Though small in size, your tongue is big in importance. It helps you taste, eat, digest and speak.

Tongue Fact 1

1

Your tongue has
2,000 - 4,000
TASTE BUDS.
Each contains sensory cells that are replaced every week.1

Tongue Fact 2

2

Each taste bud is made up of 50-150 receptor cells, which help you to taste the different flavors: SALTY, SWEET, BITTER, SOUR and SAVORY.

Tongue Fact 3

3

SALIVA HAS TO
moisten your food before your tongue's taste receptors can recognize those five taste types.3

Tongue Fact 4

4

Your tongue is strong and
HAS 8 MUSCLES!
Four muscles allow your tongue to change shape and the other four allow your tongue to change position. These musclesmove your tongue in different directions and help you speak.

Tongue Fact 5

5

Did you know that no two tongues are like? Your tongue print is as unique as a
FINGERPRINT.4

Tongue Fact 6

6

ALMOST HALF
of the population suffers from
BAD BREATH.
One of the causes can be from bacteria collecting on your tongue. 5

Tongue Fact 7

7

BRUSHING
your tongue, in addition to brushing and flossing your teeth, will help you have a clean and healthy mouth!

This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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