Full Oral Cavity (Cross-section View) Description
[Continued from above] . . . the palate. The tongue is anchored to the floor of the mouth and slung at the rear from muscles attached to a spiky outgrowth at the base of the skull. The salivary glands are located in different areas of the mouth. These small glands are responsible for the production of saliva. The pharynx is in the back of the mouth and connects the mouth, nose and larynx
This entire structure is also called the mouth; the structures within the mouth allow us to taste and masticate (chew) food, to swallow food and drink, and to manipulate the air that comes up from the voice box so that we can form words.