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What kinds of breakdowns does the mouth do?

Mechanical - chewing

Chemical - saliva

1

What are 3 things our salivary glands excrete?

Water

Lingual lipase (breaks down fat)

Salivary amylase (breaks down carbs)

2

Where does the digestive system begin?

The mouth

Includes lips, tongue, teeth, and salivary glands

3

What is the pH of the mouth?

7.0

4

Are teeth living or nonliving?

Living, and need to be nurtured via the alveolar artery/vein

5

What are the top teeth called?

Maxillary

6

What are the bottom teeth called?

Mandibular

7

Name the teeth in order beginning with the medial incisor.

Medial incisor
Lateral incisor
Cuspid (canine)
1st bicuspid
2nd bicuspid
1st molar
2nd molar
3rd molar

8

What are the top folds of the mouth called?

Transverse palatine folds

9

What are the 2 types of palates?

Hard (towards front)
Soft (towards back)

10

Name the arch at the back of the mouth.

Palatoglossal arch

11

What hangs down at the back of the mouth?

Uvula

12

Name the nerve, artery, and vein of the mouth.

Alveolar nerve
Alveolar artery
Alveolar vein

13

What is the top of the tooth called?
The bottom?

Crown of tooth
Root of tooth

14

What is the hard outer covering of the tooth? Soft inner surface?

Enamel

Dentin

15

What holds the tooth in the bone? (Ligament)

Periodontal ligament

16

What are the gums called?

Gingiva

17

What is the bottom tip of the tooth called?

Apical foramen

18

Name #4

1st bicuspid

19

Name #13

Uvula

20

Name #9

Transverse palatine folds

21

Name #12

Palatoglossal arch

22

Name #23

Cementum

23

Name #24

Apical foramen

24

Name #26

Periodontal ligament

25

Name #27, #28, #29

Alveolar rim

Alveolar bone

Alveolar bone