The tongue is a muscular organ with sensory function that enables taste
and plays a major role in phonation, the ability to speak, and the early stages of food intake. The mouth
contains many bacteria that settle on the tongue. Germs feed on the break-down of certain food residues which remain on the taste buds. This bacterial growth, associated with the destruction of food, can sometimes give a yellowish color to the tongue. This is usually accompanied by bad breath
. To limit the installation of germs on the tongue, quality oral hygiene
is essential. When brushing teeth, the tongue must not be forgotten.