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Mouth :-

Functions of mouth:-
1. Ingestion of food materials.

2. Chewing & mixing of food with saliva.

3. Appreciation of the taste

4. Transfer of food (bolus) to the esophagus by
swallowing.

5. Speech

6. Social functions such as smiling & oter
expressions.



Tongue :-
Tongue is made up of 3
elements

1. Epithelium

2. Muscles

3. Glands

Two types of special
stuctures are found on
tongue

1. Papillae

2. Taste buds


Papillae :-
They are minute
projections of the mucus
membrane .

There are 5 types of
papilllae.

1. Circumvallate papillae

2. Fungiform papillae

3. Filiform papillae

4. Conical papillae

5. Foliate papillae