Friday, December 28

Tongue Facts

  • Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
  • There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
  • Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.
  • 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
  • We have four basic tastes. The salt and sweet taste buds are at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the base, and sour along the sides.
  • Not all our taste buds are on our tongue; about 10% are on the palette and the cheeks.
  • Every person has a unique tongue print.