Skip to main content

What Does Your Tongue Say About You?

Dental Checkup Philadelphia PA

You could use your tongue to describe yourself however you please. Most of us want to make a good first-impression on a job interview or a first date, so it’s easy to use our tongue to stretch the facts or highlight our strong points.

But did you know that your tongue can actually reveal the truth about what’s going on inside your body?

What we mean to say here is that certain health conditions and lifestyle habits are revealed in how your tongue looks.

Here’s what our Philadelphia dentist can tell about you, just from looking at your tongue.

You Have a Bad Bite
If your tongue has scarring in one particular area, this could mean that it’s experiencing regular trauma from one or two particular teeth. Those teeth may be out of healthy alignment and so they constantly bite against your tongue in one spot.

You Suffer From Anxiety
Signs that you nibble on your tongue could mean that you have a nervous habit.

People Avoid Talking with You
Your tongue may be coated in odor-causing bacteria. If you don’t regularly clean your tongue, then you probably have a serious case of bad breath that makes everyone keep their distance!

You Use Tobacco
Tobacco will cause dark brown stains on the top of your tongue. If you chew tobacco, then your tongue may have a telltale white scar.

You Have Cancer
Our Philadelphia dentist may not diagnose cancer on-sight, but we will recommend a biopsy if we discover a suspicious spot on your tongue.

How’s your tongue doing? If you’re due for an oral health checkup, call our Philly family dental team today to schedule a visit!

Posted on behalf of Dentists on the Square

Book an appointment

Our patients reviews

Dentists on the Square

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 83 reviews

  • Marianne M.

    Dentists on the Square is great. I’ve had a lot of work done, and they are by far the best practice I’ve been to. They are preventative in mindset, which makes a huge difference to minimize issues before they are large scale problems. The team collaborates and they are very attentive. And now I walk out after a cleaning with much whiter teeth! My hygienist is amazing!

  • Betty H.

    This was my best experience at a dentist office. The staff was AWESOME!!!!. I had some major dental work done and still the experience was wonderful. Thanks, Bonnie for the warm welcome.

  • Jackie E.

    DOTS is fantastic! I’ve been a long time patient and have referred many friends. Their staff and doctors are attentive, caring and always willing to sit down and plan out treatment and talk through your benefits. Thank you!

  • Heidi S.

    They actually have me excited to get implants. The staff is amazing and extremely kind. Very thorough and comprehensible, even with such a detailed process. Thank you!! I’m very happy to have been recommended to come here.

  • Candace V.

    I highly recommend! The staff is really friendly and nice. I had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr. Roberts and Vince and they are great. I was really nervous to have that type of treatment but they reassured me that I would be okay and made it a good experience. It is so worth it!

  • Angela B.

    My first appointment at DOTS was pretty incredible. I had a traumatic experience at my last dentist three years ago that resulted in my 1) developing severe anxiety around going to the dentist and 2) me putting off my dental health for a while. Everyone at DOTS was incredible and super supportive. Shoutout to the hygienist and dentists there that get their patients through the appointments with humor and professionalism. I think I might actually look forward to the dentist now!

  • Jake P.

    Incredibly knowledgeable and professional staff. Really pleased with my experience! This is now my go to dentist office.

  • Harry G.

    Everyone is very friendly, the office is very clean and well organized. I will definitely be returning for my dental work.

(215) 567-0110 Book an appointment