Your Tongue and Taste Buds

Dentists in Las Vegas With Facts that Roll off the Tongue

Trying to find dentists in Las Vegas to help you deal with your teeth and only your teeth? Well, the whole tooth (truth) of the matter is- Dr. Tomaro examines, treats and helps to take care of issues relating to the entire oral cavity, every single day. From your gums to your cheeks, to the topic of today’s blog- your tongue- we are here for it all.

 

And while the tongue is so frequently utilized by humans, aiding in speech and eating daily, we find that most people don’t know a great deal about their tongue. For that very reason we have gathered a few tongue and taste bud related facts for you to have a lick (look) at today:

 

-Your taste buds are a result of evolution! These cells helped us recognize different foods that may have been poisonous, spoiled or rotten- allowing us to react, survive and evolve as a species successfully over time!

 

-The average human tongue is 3 inches long. It is measured from the tip to a piece of cartilage at the back of the tongue, called the epiglottis. Men usually have longer tongues than a woman, at 3.3 inches compared to 3.1. The record for the longest tongue in the world, which doesn’t actually belong to Gene Simmons, is held by an American man with a tongue that is 3.1 inches!

 

-Every tongue is unique! Your tongue is as unique as your fingerprint- everyone’s is different. And while you may not be licking your iPhone to unlock it anytime soon- means of identifying people by their “tongue print” are being researched.

 

-Average adult tongues have between 2000 and 4000 taste buds covering them. The cells within the taste bud responsible for how we perceive tastes can renew themselves every week!

 

For more information on your tongue and taste buds, or to have your dentist in Las Vegas, Dr. Tomaro, examine yours at your next visit, call our office today at (702) 331-4700.

 

Next Related Blog: Why Fruits and Veggies Matter