Saliva: The Mouth’s “Bloodstream”
“Saliva is produced and secreted by major and minor salivary glands lining the inner lip and soft palate. Chewing is the most efficient way to stimulate salivary flow. It causes muscles to compress the salivary glands, releasing saliva. The “mouth-watering” taste and consistency of foods also affect saliva production.”
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Saliva, as stated in the article, plays a very important role in maintaining your oral health. Although you may not realize it, your own saliva is very important in maintaining good oral health.