How Does Your Tongue Help You Chew?

Because your tongue is made up of muscles which you can control, it helps you chew and swallow your food. These muscles run in many directions so you can move the front part of your tongue in many different ways.

Your tongue can push food between your teeth, move it about from side to side, and roll it up in small wads before pushing it back inside your throat.

Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end!

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