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The oral cavity is...?

The entry point of the digestive system

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Cheek

Structural support organ to help hold food and support the oral cavity

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Lips

Holds food and keeps food in mouth

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Vestibule

Useless. Gap between gums and teeth

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Teeth

Primary agent of mechanical digestion

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Gums/Gingiva

Supports the teeth and teeth tissue

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Hard palate

The roof of the mouth supported by bone

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Soft palate

The roof of the mouth supported by skeletal muscle

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Tonsils

Part of immune system in the body

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Pharynx

Coordinates swallowing

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Epiglottis

Prevents food from entering the trachea

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Eustachian Tube

Equalizes pressure

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Sublingual Salivary glands

Produces saliva

1 of 3 sets

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Tongue

Primary organ in the oral cavity

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The root of the tooth

Contains muscle tissue and nerve endings

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The body of the tooth

Involved with eating and drinking