Digestion in Mouth

Saliva contains enzymes salivary amylase, lysozyme, and electrolytes. Salivary amylase basically helps in starch digestion up to 30%


Two of the basic functions performed by buccal cavity are mastication of food and facilitation of swallowing.

From buccal cavity, food reaches the stomach through a process called peristalsis.

Peristalsis is the process of wave-like muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along.

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