The mouth is the opening by which food enters the body and where digestion begins by the mechanical breaking up of the solid food particles into smaller pieces.

Oral Anatomy

  Cheek Chin Frenulum Hard Palate Jaw Lip Mouth Palate Parotid Gland Saliva Salivary Gland Soft Palate Sublingual Gland Submandibular Gland Tongue Tooth Tonsil Uvula


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