The mouth is a busy place: speaking, breathing, chewing, drinking. While the teeth might be the all-stars of the mouth (Let's face it, you notice when someone has a shiny white smile or, unfortunately, when they need some dental work.), don't forget about the tongue. The tongue does all the thankless grunt work. In fact, tongue function is involved in quite a few mouth maneuvers.
Tongue Functions And The Roles It Plays
This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.