Mouth and Teeth

The mouth also plays a key role in the digestive system, but it does much more than get digestion started. The mouth especially the teeth, lips, and tongue is essential for speech. The tongue, which allows us to taste, also helps form words when we speak. The lips that line the outside of the mouth both help hold food in while we chew and pronounce words when we talk.

With the lips and tongue, teeth help form words by controlling air flow out of the mouth. The tongue strikes the teeth as certain sounds are made.

The hardest substances in the body, the teeth are also necessary for chewing (or mastication) the process by which we tear, cut, and grind food in preparation for swallowing. Chewing allows enzymes and lubricants released in the mouth to further digest food.

Diseases affecting the mouth and teeth are addresed by a gamut of specialists comprising, Oro-Dental Surgeons, General Physicians, Head and Neck Surgeons, Medical Oncologists and Radiation Oncologists.

List of Health Topics related to Mouth and Teeth

Bad Breath


Dental Abscess

Dental Plaque and Gum Disease

Dry Mouth

Salivary Gland Stones

Swollen Lymph Glands

Aphthous Mouth Ulcers



Vitamin C Deficiency

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