Anatomy of the mouth

The mouth is the opening in the body through which food passes into the body. It's surrounded by the lips and contains the teeth, gums, tongue, soft and hard palates, uvula, and tonsils. It leads to the throat.

Current as of: September 8, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
David Messenger MD - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine