The tongue is a muscular organ which is important in enabling us to taste different types of food, roll chewed food into a ball for easy swallowing, and communicate with others through speech. A healthy tongue is pink and clean, with hundreds of tiny 'taste buds' visible on its surface.


A healthy tongue; the 'cracks' are normal and characteristic of each individual. (Photo: Author unknown, downloaded from Wikimedia Commons)
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