Lots of times we tend to take our mouth for granted and do not really understand the parts involved and the care it needs to serve you well throughout. The mouth is the first part of the digestive system and the pharynx.  

Let us look at the various parts that you will find in your mouth

Palate: It is the hard part of the roof of your mouth. It has a thin mucous membrane covering it. The palate is divided into two parts the hard and soft palate. The bony hard palate is in front of the mouth and the soft palate after it that is close to the throat and pharynx.

Uvula: If you were to open your mouth wide and look into a mirror you will notice that you will see a dangling bit of flesh. That is the uvula and on both sides of it you will find the tonsils.

Tongue: is a collection of a mass of muscles. The tongue starts from the mouth floor. It allows us to not only taste our food but also speak well.

Salivary Glands: There are three glands that allow you to secrete saliva in your mouth. They allow the mixing of the food that you eat, the helping in the carbohydrates to be broken up to start the digestive process and also be able to allow your teeth and oral cavity to be protected from the harmful effects of the bacteria and microbes to be found in it.

Lips: The lips are connected with the gums on either side of the mouth. The color that your lips have got is based on the blood vessels that pass through it. There are the lip muscles which allow you to use your lips. The lips are quoted with the skin on the outside and a mucous membrane on the inside.   


Teeth: The teeth are the most important part of your mouth cavity. They not only define the shape of your mouth but also give it the functionality and the aesthetics to your face. There are different kinds of teeth and each one of them has a different function. Your teeth are made of different kinds of substances. They are the cementum, enamel, dentin and pulp. The enamel is the outermost substance and the hardest. The next layer is dentine. It is also a hard substance but is made of water and minerals completely. The dentin has a yellow tinge to it and can be noticed if your enamel is wearing off. Pulp is the most vital part which originates in the center of the tooth underneath the enamel and dentin layer.

The different kinds of teeth are incisors, canines, molars, premolars and wisdom teeth.

Each of these teeth is arranged in a particular order and has different functions in the eating process.

The moment you know your mouth well enough you will be in a better position to understand the way it works and take better care of it. The oral cavity needs special care and attention.

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