Sometimes, you just start wondering about your oral health. More specifically, you may suddenly realize that you use your tongue every day to help you speak and eat and taste foods but there are a lot of things about it you don’t really know. If you have particular questions or concerns, we are always happy to help you by answering them! Simply mention them during visits. For now, we would love to begin by offering some facts that apply to inquiries your Corona dentist frequently hears.

You Have Lots Of Taste Buds

You may wonder how many taste buds you have on your tongue. Your Corona dentist explains that you have somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 of them! Do you have the same ones for life, you wonder? Nope. Instead, you keep getting fresh ones every two weeks or so. The ones you see now will wear down and will be replaced, which means your tongue is always ready to help you taste the foods you’re eating!

A Fissured Tongue Is No Cause For Alarm

Do you wonder why you have a line down the center of your tongue? Maybe you have what look like lots of little cracks or grooves throughout your tongue. These are referred to as a fissured tongue. Your Corona dentist explains that there’s no one particular explanation for why they are there. It may be genetic. It may be some other cause. What is certain, however, is that it’s generally no cause for concern. It’s just another thing that makes you unique!

Learn About Your Smile During Visits

Remember that we are happy to teach you all about your oral tissues! If you have anatomical questions or otherwise, don’t hesitate to ask. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.