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Cat Got Your Tongue????

8-26-15

A guy walks into a shoe store and tries on a pair of shoes.
“how do they feel?” asks the sales clerk.
“well, they feel a bit tight.” Replies the guy.
The sales clerk promptly bends down and has a look at the shoes.
“try pulling out on the tongue.” Offers the clerk
Guy replied: “nath theyth sthill feelth a bith tighth.”

dreamstime_xs_44729015On that note let’s talk about the tongue. Actually, the tongue is very important!

The tongue is used to help us swallow, suck, speak, eat, taste, and it is even used in sense of touch! This set of muscles is well supplied with nerves and blood vessels. Each section of the tongue is responsible for different functions. Most notable are taste. The bumpy projections on the top of the tongue are called taste buds. This helps us to determine sweet, salty, bitter, and sour. It also helps us to suck and mash solid foods to swallow. The tip of the tongue is the part of the body that is most sensitive to touch which is very important both to test a food for texture and heat.

From scalloped tongue, hairy tongue, ulcerated tongue, and more, it’s amazing how many health issues are visible in the mouth and how important the tongue is!

Until next time,

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