Word list: Mouth and Teeth

Mouth and Teeth

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Body - Mouth and Teeth

You may be asked to talk or write about your body and health issues. On this part, you will find almost any word that is related to the human body and anatomy.

Body
baby tooth
baby toothnoun

a temporary tooth in young children that drops out and is later replaced with a permanent one

brace
bracenoun

an orthodontic device made of metal wires that is fitted in the mouth to push teeth in the right position

canine
caninenoun

one of the four pointed teeth that are between the incisors and premolars, used for tearing food

cavity
cavitynoun

a hole in a tooth that is caused by decay

crown
crownnoun

the external part of the tooth outside the gum

denture
denturenoun

a set of false teeth or any artificial replacement for a tooth

enamel
enamelnoun

a hard white external layer that covers the crown of the tooth

false teeth
false teethnoun

dentures; ‌a set of artificial teeth used by someone who has lost their natural teeth

filling
fillingnoun

a small amount of material used to fill a hole in a tooth

gum
gumnoun

the firm, pink flesh around the roots of teeth at the top and bottom of the mouth

incisor
incisornoun

any of the narrow-edged teeth at the front of the mouth that are used for biting

jaw
jawnoun

the lower bone of the face containing the chin and the bottom teeth

milk tooth
milk toothnoun

a temporary tooth in young children that drops out and is later replaced with a permanent one

molar
molarnoun

one of the large flat teeth at the back of the mouth used for grinding and crushing food

mouth
mouthnoun

the part of the face we use for eating, speaking or breathing

mucus
mucusnoun

a thick slimy substance produced by mucous membranes, inside the nose or the mouth, to lubricate and protect them

palate
palatenoun

(anatomy) the inside upper side of the mouth that separates it from the nasal cavity

plaque
plaquenoun

(medical) a soft slimy substance formed on the teeth in which bacteria can grow

premolar
premolarnoun

a tooth that is located between the canine and molar teeth

roof
roofnoun

the hard surface at the top of the inside of the mouth

saliva
salivanoun

a clear liquid that is slightly alkaline, secreted into the mouth to help chewing and swallowing food

tartar
tartarnoun

a hard substance that is formed on the teeth and may cause dental cavity

taste bud
taste budnoun

any of the sensory organs on the tongue that make one recognize different tastes

tongue
tonguenoun

the soft movable part inside the mouth used for tasting something or speaking

tooth
toothnoun

any of the hard white structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing food or for attacking and defensing

wisdom tooth
wisdom toothnoun

any of the large molar teeth at the back of the mouth that grow in adulthood