The Importance of Saliva

Spit? It is never given the credit it deserves. Thanks to spit or saliva, we have a healthy mouth. Without it we are in trouble! Read on to understand and learn about the importance of saliva.

Did You Know?

According to,  saliva “derived from blood and acts as the bloodstream of the mouth. What this means is, like blood, saliva helps build and maintain the health of soft and hard tissues.” Therefore, when our supply of saliva is limited, it causes the mouth to dry. This leads to such issues as decay and bad breath. To increase saliva flow, try chewing sugar free gum. The action of chewing stimulates the salivary glands to produce spit. Are you beginning to see the importance of saliva?

Benefits of Saliva

  • Washes away food and bacteria
  • Aids in chewing and breaking down food
  • Contains disease fighting substances
  • Contains such compound as calcium which protects the surface of your teeth

As you can see, the importance of saliva can is very apparent. Without it we would definitely have some serious problems!

If you are suffering from dry mouth syndrome, give us a call. You cannot have a healthy mouth without  the right amount of spit! Dr. Perry can give you tips and aid you in recovering your oral health!


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