The tongue is a muscle located on the floors of the mouth that manipulates food consumption. It is the primary organ of taste, as much of the upper surface of the tongue is covered with papillae and taste buds. It is sensitive and kept moist by saliva, and is richly supplied with nerves and blood vessels. The tongue also serves as a natural means of cleaning one’s teeth.

Learn more facts about the tongue using the below infographic:

Facts About the Tongue

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