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|Head and neck.|
|A human mouth, closed.|
The human mouth (or oral cavity) is covered by an upper and lower lip.
The mouth starts digestion by physically chewing the food and breaking it down with saliva.
The average male mouth holds a volume of about 100mL.
According to general etiquette, the mouth is kept closed, especially when chewing.
Lips are often adorned with lipstick or lip gloss although in most human cultures this is an affectation for females only.
The philtrum is the vertical groove in the upper lip, formed where the nasomedial and maxillary processes meet during embryo development. When these processes fail to fuse fully, a hare lip and/or cleft palate can result.
The nasolabial folds are the deep creases of tissue that extend from the nose to the sides of the mouth. One of the first signs of age on the human face is the increase in prominence of the nasolabial folds.
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General anatomy of head and neck - head
Permanent (Incisor, Canine, Premolar, Molar) • Deciduous
Plica fimbriata • Median sulcus • Foramen cecum • Terminal sulcus • Frenulum linguae • Anterior tongue • Posterior tongue
|Palate/roof of mouth|
Oral Pathology: Oral pathology (K00-K14, 520-529)
Anodontia/Hypodontia - Hyperdontia - abnormalities of size and form of teeth (Concrescence, Fusion, Gemination, Dens evaginatus/Talon cusp, Dens invaginatus, Enamel pearl, Macrodontia, Microdontia, Taurodontism) - disturbances in tooth formation (Dilaceration, Regional odontodysplasia, Turner's hypoplasia) - other hereditary disturbances in tooth structure (Amelogenesis imperfecta, Dentinogenesis imperfecta, Dentin dysplasia)
|Hard, Soft and Periapical Tissues|
Malocclusion - Micrognathism - Prognathism - Retrognathism - Temporomandibular joint disorder
Odontogenic keratocyst - Torus mandibularis - Torus palatinus - Cherubism - Ameloblastoma
|Lip and Oral mucosa||
Angular cheilitis - Erythroplakia - Hairy leukoplakia - Leukoplakia
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