Structure of Human Mouth Histology Functions of the Mouth Diseases of the Mouth The mouth contains some of the strongest muscles in the human body. One of these muscles is the tongue. The tongue is the pound for pound strongest muscle a human possesses. It is also the only muscle that is only attached at one end.
Alternative Titles: buccal cavity, mouthparts, oral cavity. Mouth, also called Oral Cavity, or Buccal Cavity, in human anatomy, orifice through which food and air enter the body. The mouth opens to the outside at the lips and empties into the throat at the rear; its boundaries are defined by the lips, cheeks, hard and soft palates, and glottis.
Looking inside the mouth we can see the following: Lips Lips form the border of our mouth. Lips are a different color than the rest of our face because the skin around them is much thinner. Teeth and Gums The teeth are used to break up the foods that we eat.