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Lips Cheeks And Palate
...  lateral walls of the oral cavity of a person is defined by his or her cheeks. The cheeks are composed of subcutaneous fat, covered with outer skin. The fat is atop the facial muscles - responsible for assisting a person for speech, the chewing of food in the mouth and facilitating facial expressions. Moist stratified squamous epithelium line the inner layers of the cheeks. The opening of the  ...

Salivary Glands
...  1.5 liters of saliva in one day. The mucous membranes of the palatal area house a lot of minor salivary glands. The greater amount of saliva produced is supplied by three pairs of glands outside the oral cavity. The saliva from these glands is admitted to the mouth through the ducts that connect to the oral cavity. These three glands are the parotid, the submandibular and the sublingual. The  ...

Tongue
...  muscles of the tongue make it possible for it to move up and down, and in and out. It may seem like the whole of it is found in the mouth, but in reality, only two-thirds of the organ is inside the oral cavity. The remaining one-third is situated at the back of the pharynx, attached to the hyoid bone. Rounded lingual tonsils line the superior surface of the base of the tongue. The tongue is  ...


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