It just hangs out in your mouth all day — alone, neglected, cut off from the rest of the world. Naturally, there’s a lot about tongues that most people don’t know. Here are just three cool facts about one of the most mysterious muscles in your body:
(1) The blue whale has the largest tongue of all. It’s as big as an elephant and weighs 5,400 pounds!
(2) The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body — and the quickest to heal.
(3) Guess where approximately HALF of the bacteria in your mouth reside? That’s right: your tongue!
When you go see your dentist, rest assured he’ll be checking out your tongue. It can tell you a lot about a person’s oral health. To keep those pearly whites shining and healthy, contact us today to schedule your next appointment.