Your tongue helps you eat, drink and speak. It also helps provide a natural cleansing for the mouth and teeth.
But did you also know, the tongue can also provide insight in a person’s overall wellness. Your tongue changes color when your body is sick, low on vitamins, or dehydrated. When looking into your mouth, your dentist can quickly check for any health issues just by checking the color of your tongue.
What Do Tongue Colors Mean?
Just by looking at your tongue, your dentist can give a fair assessment of your health. So what do the various tongue colors mean?
If you think your tongue color is off, or you have additional symptoms like burning, swelling, change in taste or difficulty moving the tongue, do not hesitate to contact us at Sunrise Dental.
Speak with a Dentist in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, or Chapel Hill, NC
If you think your tongue color is off, or you have additional symptoms like burning, swelling, change in taste or difficulty moving your tongue, do not hesitate to contact us at Sunrise Dental. During your next routine cleaning or checkup, our dentists can examine your tongue and determine if there is any cause for concern. A tongue that is not a healthy pink may suggest that your oral hygiene needs some help. With a visit to our dentist office, we can help guide you on the necessary steps to achieving and maintaining a healthy tongue.
We have four dentist office locations in Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, North Carolina. Our dentist offices are also conveniently located near Apex, and Morrisville, NC. Plan a visit to Sunrise Dental today by scheduling an appointment. If you have any additional questions on your tongue’s health, please call to get in touch.