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.

References

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (www.wikipedia.org).

The information above should be used as a reference only. Any medical decision should not be taken before consulting a health care professional.

The masculine gender may have been more used in the article, but without prejudice, to make reading easier.

Category: oral anatomy