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Digestion in the Mouth. Digestion begins here. Both mechanical and chemical digestion take place. Teeth will chew and mash food into smaller pieces. (mechanical digestion) Salivary glands found around your mouth produce saliva that begin chemical digestion of carbohydrates.

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digestion in the mouth

Digestion in the Mouth

Digestion begins here. Both mechanical and chemical digestion take place.

Teeth will chew and mash food into smaller pieces. (mechanical digestion)

Salivary glands found around your mouth produce saliva that begin chemical digestion of carbohydrates.

types of digestion
Types of Digestion
  • Mechanical Digestion
    • Grinding and mashing of food into smaller pieces.
  • Chemical Digestion
    • Breaking down of food into nutrients using acids and enzymes.
esophagus
Esophagus
  • The esophagus is a long tube

that connects the mouth to

the stomach.

  • Food moves through the

esophagus by peristalsis.

  • Peristalsis is a rhythmic

muscle contraction that

squeeze food down.