Facial Bones Facts
Face is a word used to describe the front section of a person’s head. It includes the area from the forehead to the chin and from ear to ear. All the included parts are: – hairline, forehead, eyebrows, eyes, cheeks, nose, dimples, lips, mouth, jaw and chin. It has more than 40 muscles which serves a multitude of functions like: – eat, speak, communicate, smile etc. It is a unique combination of features, colours and expressions. No two persons have same face unless they are identical twins. Facial anatomy is complex yet elegant.
Quick Facts: –
- Our teeth are the only part in our body that cannot repair themselves.
- Our face has a total of 14 bones.
- The indent in the gap between our nose and upper lip is known as philtrum.
- Human nose and ears are made from a bendy, flexible tissue called cartilage.
- Masseter is the muscle that we use to chew. It is the strongest muscle in the entire body as it can pull up to 80 times of its own weight.
- The jaw bone is the only bone in our skull that can move. It is known as the mandible.
- Our facial hair grows faster than other body hair.
- Dimples on our face are generally caused by a shortened muscle.
- There are total five different sections of facial bones: – nasal bones, maxilla, mandible, vomer and zygomatic.
- Teeth and cartilage are not considered as the bones of human skull.
- The skull is full of foramina.
- We are able to open and close our mouth by using our tempromandibular joint.
- It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
- Our lips are red because we have a lot of tiny capillaries just below the skin surface.
- Our eyes are held in place by sockets in the skull called orbits.