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Did you know that the human tongue has up to 10,000 taste buds? Apart from having the ability to discern the tastes of salt, sour, bitter, sweet, and savory, the tongue is also an indicator of general health — a mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some general indicators include:

Pink — healthy

Red — infection or allergies

White — possible fungal infection

It’s important to care for your tongue.  Clean it every time you brush your teeth in order to reduce disease– and odor-causing bacteria. And if your tongue looks “off,” it could be assign of a problem. Consult your dentist of family doctor.