Your saliva plays an instrumental role in your oral health. Saliva helps protect your teeth and gums from harmful bacteria, and can reduce your risk for cavities. However, saliva has other major functions in both your oral cavity and even your digestion, so preventing dry mouth can be an essential part of supporting your health.

Did you know that the saliva glands in your oral cavity produce over four cups of saliva every day [1]? Read on to discover the major roles of saliva as well as more fun facts about your spit!

An article by Dr. Samir Alaswad. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: What Are the Major Functions of Saliva?