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    Infant hard and soft palates
   
Infant hard and soft palates

The roof of the mouth is comprised of the hard palate and the soft palate. These structures separate the nasal cavity from the mouth.


Review Date: 10/14/2009
Reviewed By: Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Departments of Anatomy and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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