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Parts of the Mouth

Your mouth allows you to speak, breathe, and chew. Listed below are specific parts of the mouth and where they are located.

Front view of open mouth showing normal anatomy.

  • The hard palate is the front of the roof of the mouth.

  • The soft palate is the back of the roof of the mouth.

  • The uvula is the soft tissue that hangs from the soft palate.

  • The tonsils are balls of tissue on the sides of the throat.

  • The retromolar trigone is tissue that joins the upper and lower jaws.

  • The floor of the mouth is soft tissue under the tongue.

Online Medical Reviewer: Ashutosh Kacker MD
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2016
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