Mouth Vocabulary – 7 words associated with the mouth

Tooth / Teeth

Tooth (singular) – Teeth (plural)
The plural of tooth is teeth.

tooth (noun): The hard white structures in the mouth that are used for biting and chewing food.

Example sentence with teeth:

  • He brushes his teeth after every meal.

Tongue

tongue (noun): The muscular organ in a mouth that is used for tasting, licking, and for articulating speech in humans.

Example sentence with tongue:

  • It is rude to stick your tongue out at people.

Gum

gum (noun): The firm area of flesh in the mouth to which the teeth are attached.

Example sentence with gums:

  • His gums bleed a little whenever he brushes his teeth.

Cheek

cheek (noun): Either side of the face below the eye. It can refer to the outside or inside part.

Example sentence with cheek:

  • She kissed her baby on the cheek.

Saliva

saliva (noun): The liquid produced in your mouth that helps you to swallow food.

Example sentence with saliva:

  • Saliva rolled down his cheek while he was sleeping.

Palate

palate (noun): The top part of the inside of the mouth. This is commonly referred to as the roof of the mouth.

Example sentence with palate:

  • I burnt my palate with the hot soup.

Lip

lips (noun): The soft edges at the opening of the mouth

Example sentence with lips:

  • She put some red lipstick on her lips.

Summary Chart

Parts of the mouth in English - Vocabulary