The tongue has four primary functions:
The tongue has two types of muscles:
What is the tongue?
It is an extremely movable set of muscles with the root of the tongue anchored to the floor of the mouth, and the other parts of the tongue can freely move. A strip of tissue called the lingual frenulum connects the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
When you close your mouth, your tongue almost fills up the entire space of your mouth.