Our tongues might be one of our most underrated body parts. Not only do they help us talk, digest, and taste delicious food, they also offer valuable clues about our overall health. They can give an indication of your overall health, or signal that you might need to take better care of your oral health.
That’s why it pays to poke your tongue out in the mirror every now and then, and check for any signs worth flagging with your dentist or doctor. Read on to find out what your tongue might be telling you.
A healthy tongue is typically a pinkish colour with small bumps coating its surface. Clinically speaking, these bumps are known as papillae. On an average adult tongue, these papillae contain around 9,000 taste buds enabling us to distinguish between different flavours, be it sweet, sour, salty or bitter.