Anatomy of an open mouth showing the component parts Mouth Anatomy. In human anatomy, the mouth is the first portion of the alimentary canal that receives food and saliva Anatomy human open mouth. Vector illustration of a anatomy human open mouth. medical diagram
The mouth is a hollow cavity formed by the space between the lips, cheeks, tongue, hard and soft palates and the throat. Its external opening is located along the body’s midline inferior to the nose and superior to the chin.
Anatomy Explorer. Teeth form deep roots into the bones of the maxillae and the mandible, but grow out through the gums of the mouth to form biting surfaces. The gums, or gingiva, are soft mucous membranes surrounding the teeth, protecting the roots from decay and helping to hold the teeth in place.