Written by: on October 18, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

True or false HandWe promise not to stick our tongues out at you if you don’t do well on our fun Friday quiz. Do you know much about your tongue? Your Farmington Hills dentist Dr. Aziza Askari, and the rest of our team at Comfort Dental Spa would like to challenge you to a quiz on the strongest muscle in your entire body.


Q1. True or false – Your tongue can warn you if you are ill.

Q2. True or false – The tongue is one singular muscle.

Q3. True or false – Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is connected on only one end.

Q4. True or false – Your tongue is loaded with taste buds.


A1. TRUE – Your tongue can be a significant gauge of your physical health. Several serious systemic illnesses include symptoms that show up on your tongue. Among these are diabetes, anemia, and certain forms of cancer. Sometimes bumps and discoloration of the tongue can indicate viruses or infections. Why do you think your physician is always asking you to “say ahhh?”

A2. FALSE – While your tongue is technically the strongest muscle in your body, it is actually comprised of eight smaller muscles. This is what makes it possible for you to move your tongue in all of the different directions you can.

A3. TRUE – Your tongue isn’t just strong; it’s also unique. One man – Thomas Blackwell – actually holds the record for tongue lifting. His tongue was powerful enough to lift a 24 lb., 3 oz. weight.

A4. TRUE – Your tongue has around 10,000 taste buds. There are 8,000 residing on the top of your tongue. The remaining 2,000 are inside your cheeks, at the sides and bottom of your tongue, and on the roof of your mouth. These taste buds number in the many, but can only detect five tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami.

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Catogories: General Dentistry, Patient Education

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